From Tuesday, 16 June I will have my shop-within-a-shop open and selling NZ-made, ethically produced beauty and home fragrance products and eco-friendly gifts. With the covid reset, I felt impassioned to showcase NZ-made goods in a physical store (online store coming soon) but the real experience of these products is to smell them, sample them and enjoy them.
Shop Local is a great call to action and since moving to Ellerslie in January, I found it to have a lively cohesive retail scene. And so decided to embrace what people are saying which is to buy NZ-made.
The lockdown allowed us to experience a quieter pace of life and to live simply, have daily walks, eat home-cooked meals. Looking after our own health is important and this has been an inspiration for me to have a local shop that supplies everyday needs.
I set out in search of small companies making beautiful products that would appeal to the people who live, work and visit Ellerslie. It's so central and it's got a nice traditional feel and people have been so welcoming and enthusiastic. So here goes!