Entrepreneur Spotlight Series: Natasha Rey

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We care about our entrepreneurs and follow them on their journey! Over the coming weeks, we will introduce you to a series of successful entrepreneurs from Manitoba. Today, we invite you to discover the inspiring story of Natasha Rey from Nuage Vintage.

Natasha Rey

What products or services do you offer?

My carefully selected vintage clothing collections are inspired by the beauty of the Manitoba Prairies and my love for French style.

What is your market?

Vintage and second hand fashion.

 

How did your business idea come about?

There are two stories behind the idea. The first one is that I have always had a great passion for fashion and an interest in my heritage and in the stories of my ancestors. In 2015, I met a psychic who connected me with an ancestor through an accessory I was wearing. Since that experience, I see clothing in a whole new way and I hope to encourage Canadians to extend the stories associated with clothing by giving them a new life.

The second story is: Growing up on the Prairies, I loved spending time in the water, so when I discovered how much damage a pair of jeans was doing to the world’s lakes and oceans, I knew I wanted to help make a difference. I founded Nuage Vintage to encourage Canadians to buy vintage and used items to help heal the planet!

How do you generate new ideas?

Several brainstorming sessions, alone and with my family. I also spend a lot of time researching today’s trends (by watching fashion shows, searching on Pinterest and popular fashion sites, etc.) and of course those of the past too (by watching old movies, magazines, etc.).

What do you think are the most important skills for an entrepreneur?

Having a lot of passion and knowing the mission of one’s company. If you have these qualities, you can face all the challenges that come with being an entrepreneur.

 

Tell us about your team 

Right now, it’s just me. But my family often volunteers to help me.

What is your vision for your business in ten years?

I would like to have a larger customer base across Canada and do the markets in other provinces. I also hope to be able to start my own line of touched up used items.

Who would you like to spend a day with?

My great-grandmother Guilleminot whom I have never met. She loved fashion and I think we would have great conversations about our heritage and fashion.

If you were not an entrepreneur, you would be…

I work full time in marketing as a content creator and I love it. Otherwise, I would love to work in the film/TV industry, in the costume department.

One thing people don’t know or know little about you?

I spent a year in France working as a video journalist for an association in Normandy.

What other local entrepreneurs inspire you and why?

I work full time for Callia Flowers, which is a start-up founded by Catherine Metryki, a Winnipeg woman. She really is the one who inspires me to follow my dreams and listen to my instincts, and I love being able to work and learn with her. For her, no idea is too big. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Website: https://nuagevintage.com/