Jenny Serrato Ardila, Entrepreneur
Located in Terwillegar, in the past year Pawies Boutique has grown into a successful business in Edmonton.
The company sells hand-made design outfits for pets, ranging from small dogs to rabbits.
Owner, founder and designer Jenny Serrato Ardila started the company in 2019, as a way to satisfy her own need of having designer clothes for her pets. Ardila imports the material from Chile and works hard to create new designs, noting that her favourite outfit has to be: tutus.
“I always dress my yorkie and I couldn’t find beautiful dresses for her in Canada. So, I decided to make her some and now I do it for other people too,” Ardila says.
An immigrant, Ardila moved from Colombia to Calgary, Canada first in 2015 to attend the ESL program at the University of Calgary.
“I spent two years learning English. I tried to stay here but couldn’t find a job so I had to go back to Colombia when my visa ran out,” she says.
In 2018, Ardila moved back to Canada, this time settling in Edmonton, and the rest they say, is history.
“My experience with Action for Healthy Communities was and is still very good,” Ardila says, referring to the organization that helped her start Pawies Boutique. “They help me every time. They look for me and talk about business ideas. Which, I really appreciate because they help me grow my business.”
You can check out Pawies Boutique on social media or contact Ardila through her website at https://pawiesboutique.wixsite.com/pawiesboutique
Article by: Ishita Verma