Meet Bahar Yucel-Suer of Via Seven

tell us about your products. where they are made. who makes them. favorite product features.

We stock OEKO TEX certified (chemical free) home and baby textile and accessories

tell us about your connection to chicago. your neighborhood.

Chicago has been our home the last 19 years

what do you love about your business, your industry.

Home is where the soul breathes. Home textile is not just all about is also about helping people creating healthy, sophisticated, relaxed and beautifully appointed place(s) that they call it home.

tell us about your design inspiration - space, smells, colors, textures.

Nature is our design inspiration. Simple but powerful. Our products are enriched by subtle textures, rich colors and refined details.

what advice do you have for other creative entrepreneurs?

Wear your helmet and comfortable shoes because it will be a hell of a ride.

share a favorite quote, a mantra.

"Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck" — Dalai Lama

surprise us with your secret talent, fact, etc.

being a mom and entrepreneur all at the same time.

what's the most common question you get about your business?

what is OEKO TEX

tell us about your process for making + creating.

All of our products are being designed and created in my home town Turkey

name 3 local makers/brands that inspire you and why.

Greenheart because they support Fair trade;

what is the best advice you've ever been given and how has it shaped you and your business?

be open to ideas; our business started with 3 basic products and now we have over 50 different products

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