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The Village Markets

Boutique Fashion & Lifestyle Market for Creative Entrepreneurs - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast & Stones Corner, Brisbane Queensland

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Stall Profile :: Tres Chic Shave Kit

In 2018 when Liza Michelle, a mother of three, took a trip to the supermarket with her young daughter in search of an appropriate women’s razor, she soon realised there…

In 2018 when Liza Michelle, a mother of three, took a trip to the supermarket with her young daughter in search of an appropriate women’s razor, she soon realised there was no such thing on the market.

As a passionate vegan and environmental advocate, the idea of purchasing a plastic, disposable razor for her young daughter just didn’t cut the mustard. The shaving creams on offer were not much better, filled with chemicals she struggled to pronounce and then there were the cosmetic bags, yet again, more synthetic fabrics.

After a discussion with her daughter about what she may want and need to commence her shaving experience, that would both benefit the environment and also be accessible for all women of any age – Tres Chic Shave Kit was born.

Meet Liza Michelle, mother of three and founder of Tres Chic Shave Kit – who will be joining us for the first time this Sunday 30 June at TVM Stones Corner.

When was it that you took the plunge and started your own business?

I did an online e-commerce course last October (2018) and it was Christmas last year, when I came up with my idea for the business.

I've been sourcing my fabric, designing and manufacturing my product since then.

What does your brand consist of?

My brand consists of, Eco-Audrey! She is our first Shave Kit.

It is a biodegradable, washable, cotton lined metal zipper vegan-friendly Kraft fabric cosmetic bag. It can be used as a shaving kit, makeup kit, clutch bag and pencil case. You name it!

A 3-blade Bamboo razor with a removal head for refills and vegan, homemade, coconut, Shea butter shave cream.

We use Hero Packaging (Australian owned) satchels for mailing, which are biodegradable.

Where is the label designed and made?

I make the shaving cream at home, using Australian natural products (Shea butter, coconut, oils, etc).

I buy my labels and jars in Australia, as I'm trying to use as many Australian businesses' as I can.

The biodegradable Kraft fabric comes from Germany and made in China along with the bamboo razors.

What inspires you?

Animal welfare and our environment. My heart breaks when I see what human beings are doing to such beautiful animals and our planet.

There are so many alternatives around, yet due to the cost of living, the big chain shops cut cost and make it so cheap that it's easy to buy any product these days, without really thinking about what it is that you're buying.

I do believe people want to make ethical choices yet it's not easy to find and they can be expensive.

What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?

I hope that my brand resonates with women and that they will tell their friends all about it. I'm keeping costs as low as I can, as I would like my product to be in the home of as many women and young women, as possible.

I'd like to launch my product worldwide via my online store - shipping is so expensive, I hope I will be able to use a logistic company overseas to help with that major problem - I'm not there yet.

I'd like it to expand. I wish to work with some local Brisbane artists (I have someone in mind!) to create a new cosmetic kit every couple of months. I love the Kraft Fabric. It feels like leather but of course, it is not.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Money is always the biggest challenge. I can build websites and do graphics, so that was the fun part. The hard part is brand awareness and driving traffic to my site so people are aware I exist and buy the product.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

The best thing is being able to be at home and available for my children. I do work hard and sometimes forget to stop and eat.

I also get to walk my poodle after school drop off and not needing to rush to get to work is a blessing. My stress level has been lowered.

Connect with Tres Chic Shave Kit:
At TVM this Sunday 30 June at TVM Stones Corner
Instagram: @treschicshavekit
Facebook: @treschicshavekit
www.treschicshavekit.com

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Stall Profile :: Ohh De Naturale

Ohh De Naturale is the essence of natural beauty and cleaning products without the ‘nasties’, allowing customers to maintain a chemical free lifestyle for themselves and their loved ones. Since…

Ohh De Naturale is the essence of natural beauty and cleaning products without the ‘nasties’, allowing customers to maintain a chemical free lifestyle for themselves and their loved ones.

Since its inception three years ago, Tanya Turro has created an incredible range of perfume balms, essential oil blends, cleaning sprays and much more which use locally sourced ingredients, no chemicals, no parabens, are cruelty free and 100% vegan!

Tanya’s passion to introduce a beautiful natural option can help people lead a much healthier life change by eliminating the chemical overload. She aims to educate and create awareness on how everyday chemicals can lead to an array of issues, and other ways to smell great without chemical saturation.

What's even better is that Tanya makes every single item herself and everything down to the packaging is made in Australian shores. If you haven't yet experienced Ohh De Naturale then head to TVM this Sunday 30 June.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

My journey through 11 years of IVF and fertility struggles has lead me to combine my love for all things natural and the enjoyment of interacting with people and sales. I learnt a lot on my journey to motherhood and most importantly I want to share the importance of Natural choices for everyday living to limit the toxic exposure people have in their lives through day to day commercial body & cleaning products. I am extremely passionate about Ohh De Naturale and how it can offer people a much healthier life change with eliminating the chemical overload and introducing a beautiful natural option that will benefit all people including the family dog.

When did you take the plunge and start your own business?

Ohh De Naturale is in its infancy but growing strong. I started out in early 2019 with the live website, social media presence & market stalls. All the research and testing started within the past 3 years. I have only ever tested on cool peeps and their offspring, ha.

What does your brand consist of?

Ohh De Naturale has a range of 11 Solid Perfume Balms, Luxury Clay & Salt Soaks, Luxury Raw Sugar Scrubs, Signature 100% Pure Essential Oil blends, foam wash and cleaning spray which all have amazing benefits.

Where is the label designed and made?

Absolutely every ingredient, packaging, labeling & product creating is done here in Australia, All my suppliers are Australian. I pride myself on keeping all aspects of this business within the family. All essential oils are sourced here in Australia. I physically make every single item myself here in Brisbane. Australia creates and supports amazing businesses and my little business is no different. NO money is sent off shore. I am very proud of this and want to support other local businesses.

What inspires you? 

I am driven by changing people, educating them on other ways to smell great without chemical saturation. Education and awareness on how everyday chemicals can really lead to an array of issues for every person. I am living proof of that. So so many people are completely unaware of how synthetics and harmful chemicals are in our everyday products. Even those products that say plant based are not always free from synthetics. This drives me to show people not just tell them. I am very excited to let the customers touch, feel, smell and try Ohh De Naturale's products. I have complete faith in my range and I know that people love it as much as I do. Being aware of something allows people to make the right choices.

What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?

My dream and goal is for my products to be on the shelves at great health stores, Naturopaths clinic's, salon's, spa's and be supported by lovely people who can truly appreciate, be confident, benefit and continue to use my products and maintain a chemical free lifestyle for themselves and their loved ones. Being a mum of two little boys I am extremely proud that I am teaching them how to live a non toxic life and therefore they will live a healthier life.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

My biggest challenge has been gaining exposure through Social Media and reaching enough followers and customers to then direct towards the website. As we all know having a lot of followers doesn't necessarily reflect onto the amount of sales you make. Instagram and Facebook merely want to charge absorbent prices for your social media posts to reach more people. I have gone from 800 followers on Instagram to 588 overnight. This crushes me.

Ohh De Naturale seems to be gaining more exposure via our market stalls than on any other platforms.

I have found the social media exposure very difficult and really want to gain more sales through it. It really bugs me how we go from over 800 to 588 overnight. I find that insane. However I am remaining positive that we can change this.

Connect with Ohh De Naturale:
This Sunday 30 June at TVM Stones Corner.
Or online, https://www.ohhdenaturale.com/

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Designer Profile :: Little Bliss Skincare

Meet Melissa Rose, founder of Little Bliss Skincare. This teacher-turned Organic Cosmetic Science graduate and beauty brand entrepreneur, has created a brand that is visually stunning and importantly, inspiring women…

Meet Melissa Rose, founder of Little Bliss Skincare. This teacher-turned Organic Cosmetic Science graduate and beauty brand entrepreneur, has created a brand that is visually stunning and importantly, inspiring women to prioritise self care.

"A few years ago, I was casual teaching in London and got really caught up in the daily grind. I was getting pretty stressed and my skin started really reflecting that. It was super sensitive and reactive, but when I went searching for natural skincare products, the large majority of them seemed to have either questionable synthetic ingredients, known irritants or high levels of essential oils, even if they were advertised as ‘organic’ or ‘hypoallergenic’. It was then that I decided to study Organic Cosmetic Science to create my own skincare range."

TVM: What made you pursue your creative passion?

MR: Once I started studying, I was spending all my free time formulating. When I was at work, I couldn’t stop thinking about getting home to create new face masques. Time flies when I’m in research or creating mode and I realized that sharing self-care rituals to inspire women to prioritise themselves is what I really want to be doing all day every day.

When did you take the plunge and start your own business?

It’s been a long time in the making, but I officially launched the Little Bliss website In January, 2017.

What does your brand consist of?

Currently the Little Bliss range consists of the first vital step of any skincare regime,  exfoliation. The coco coffee scrub is an all over body scrub and the detoxifying charcoal masque is a very gentle exfoliation for the face. I’m working on finalising some exciting new formulations also.

Where is the label designed and made?

I formulate each product and make them myself in small batches by hand, here in Burleigh Heads.

What inspires you?

I’m constantly inspired in everyday life. But mostly by travel, nature, friends, family and people who have the courage to pursue their dreams and passions.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Wearing so many hats, having to be everyone at once. It’s a very steep learning curve, but I love it!

What is the best thing about having your own business?

Getting to set my own daily schedule, which usually means a morning beach walk and swim with my husband. It beats working for a boss any day.

One piece of advice for someone hoping to start their own small business that you wish you’d been told?

You’ll be surprised the things you can achieve when you believe you can. Just believe, and start. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to be progress. You will work out the rest as you go.

Find Melissa and Little Bliss Skincare at TVM, this Sunday 18 February 2018.

Connect with Little Bliss Skincare:

Website, here.

Instagram, here.

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Stall Profile :: MySky Skincare

With a steamy summer and the festive season almost here (hello cocktails!), it’s time to give your skin some lovin’! Luckily we have a curated selection of local beauty businesses…

With a steamy summer and the festive season almost here (hello cocktails!), it's time to give your skin some lovin'! Luckily we have a curated selection of local beauty businesses amongst the TVM lineup - perfect for yourself and as gift ideas for your loved ones. This week in the lead up to her appearance at TVM (19 November) we chatted with founder of MySky Skincare, Barbara Moltoni.

Heya Barbara, tell us about how and when your MySky Skincare was created?

Once I got pregnant I became very conscious of what I was putting in and on to my body. I started not only eating cleaner & greener, but also reading labels of skincare products and I was horrified to find out the amount of chemicals and harmful ingredients used even in baby products! That’s when I decided to make my own skincare products and became more and more passionate about natural ingredients and the power of superfoods for skincare, such as matcha, oats, chia seeds, beetroot, cocoa, etc. I mean, if it’s good internally why wouldn’t it be good for our skin,right? After having several of my  “vegan guinea pigs” trying my products out and asking for more, I decided it was time to take that next step and share my values & ethos with other likeminded people.

What products are included within your range?

Moisturizing body scrubs enriched with chia seeds

Mum & bub Oils

Superfood face masks

Oat milk baths

Magic Matcha anti ageing serum

Nourishing fizzy bath cupcakes (bath bombs)

What is your creative background?

It’s funny because everybody and every star sign book out there say that Pisces people are very creative, but  I could never relate to that, until I started making skincare! I just love mixing ingredients and watching the different colours and textures come to life. I’ve always been a bit of a “kitchen alchemist” and never liked following recipes, I like to put my personal touch into everything.

Where are the products made?

Everything is formulated and packaged  on the Gold Coast.

What inspires you?

My daughter Maya Skye is my biggest inspiration. I experienced a complete shift in life with motherhood, so I love knowing that everything I put on her skin is natural and nourishing and won’t have a negative impact on her overall health in the future. I also feel really satisfied in doing my bit to help the planet and the environment.

Latest range consists of?

Magic Matcha Anti Ageing Serum and we have some surprises in the pipeline.

What's on your mood board?

Nature, superfoods,oils and holiday destinations, along with pictures of my daughter.

What’s your creative space like?

Clean, very clean, with lots of bowls, spatulas, oils, flowers, etc…

What music do you listen to while designing/creating?

John Mayer (sorry girls, I know his reputation isn’t the best, but he’s inspired me forever)

A day in the life of you consists of?

Wow! I’m tired just thinking about it…Wake up with the rise of sun (thank you Maya), play with my daughter, plan lessons (I’m also a teacher), make products & restock for markets, send & respond to emails, pack & dispatch online orders, reply to customer’s enquiries.

Favourite TVM stall?

Willow & the little Gypsies

Favourite reads/blogs?

The School of Natural Skincare, Humblebee & me.

Connect with MySky Skincare at TVM this Sunday 19 November, or visit the website - here.

 

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