How was the Panal Store born
How did all start?
I started from scratch, just with an idea in my mind.
I moved in 2017 from Santiago to Amsterdam, because my husband’s work. So, after quit my job in Chile, I decided to fulfill one of those dreams that we often have, which due to work and daily routine, never become a reality. And that is how I decided to set up PanalStore. My idea focused on creating a store that would be a window for those Chilean designers who respect the process of manufacturing their products, and to show that there are young talents who seek to create conscious products with their own identity.
That’s why I ended up contacting the brands that I liked back in Chile, and discovering others, all of them were very interested. Then I registered my business, I made my website … and all this without previous experience, step by step and enjoying the process, not without some stumbling blocks, of course! I remember spending hours building the website telling myself “what have I gotten myself into!” But finally everything went very well and soon after I was already selling in the design markets of Amsterdam.
So, now i can said: I am running my own small online business.