Today our spotlight shines on Lail Hossain, founder on With a Spin, LLC. With a Spin is an online, e-commerce operation where Lail designs and manufactures products focused mainly for the Modern Muslim family. Lail explained, “I [sell] a line of products called “Harmony” that is for the general population.. [the goal is] to spread the message of tolerance and love about multiculture/interfaith.” The website also features a blog where Lail bogs about a range of topics from Hala and Asian food to DIY and craft projects.
Lail shared with us the inspiration behind her business:
“I’ve always enjoyed adding my personal spin to the culture I was brought up in with the one I spent most of my adult life. The goal of With A Spin is to make connection between Islamic, South Asian and Western culture.
I started With A Spin as a blog, as a creative outlet and an expression of many things I enjoy in life: family, creativity, food. After birth of my daughter, my lifestyle changed substantially.
“I decided to stop my 100% globe-trotting role as a Management Consultant to non client facing roles, which gave me the liberty to perform my job responsibilities from the home office. The majority of my weekdays still consisted of back-to-back meetings starting at 7:30a.m., and some interaction in between meetings with a nanny who was caring for my infant daughter, then at end of the day it was taking care of her dinner, bath and the bedtime rituals.
“At that time my husband was traveling 100% and I knew I couldn’t sustain this routine very long. I needed to find a creative outlet to do something after putting my daughter to sleep. So, I delved into the cyber world documenting what I love about family and life and hoping to connect with others through our stories and passion in the journey.That was the start. At the time, I had no idea that I will be going into designing and launching new product lines. ”
Lail has been in business a little over a year now, “I started my planning and design phase of the eCommerce business in 2014 and introduced my first product in June 2015.”
With a Spin features a broad variety of offerings. Lail said, “As part of the media side of With A Spin, I provide free recipes(www.withaspin.com/eat), Islamic crafts and DIY projects. On the ecommerce side, currently, I have an iconic Islamic shape cookie cutter set in the market as part of my Peace line. With the cookie cutters from the Peace line, there is no reason to limit making treats for only Muslim family and friends. Use them to make treats and take for friends at school or neighbors and talk about Ramadan and Eid, or go to the local fire or police department to thank them for their service. Make the weekend mornings fun and educational by making fun shape pancakes or popsicles using the cutters. Through out the year, create arts, crafts and food using the fun shapes.Beyond Ramadan and Eid, the cookie cutters can also be very suitable for House Warming Party gift, Bridal shower, Bismillah gift, or to raise fund for fund raising events. I have more products that are coming up soon inshaAllah. I have more products coming soon in the market inshaallah.”