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WHAT’S YOUR STORY? Havana Home for Style Bazaar

Yasss! We’re so happy to announce that Havana Home is going to be another brand that will be holding a stall at the Style Bazaar in October!
We believe that every home needs at least one nice candle – but without nasties like paraffin! That’s why we’re big fans of Havana Home, a brand who is striving to bring you the best Australian Made Soy Candles!

Style Bazaar is not only about buying pre-loved fashion by Sydney’s influencers. No, it’s much more than that. It’s about creating a whole new experience, it’s about building solid relationships with brands who deserve it!
That’s why we had a chat with Judith, Owner of Havana Home – a brand that wants to share their story with you.

We asked – they answered

V: What service/products does your brand provide?

ES: We sell Australian made home fragrance products.  Candles, Reed Diffusers, and Bath & Body.  Our products are all hand poured locally are made from non-toxic, vegan, renewable ingredients.  
I design my fragrances based on memories and experiences. All our packaging features original artwork by Australian Female Artists.

V: When and why did you launch your brand?

ES: I created Havana Home because I honestly thought that as consumers, we deserved better than what we were getting.  So many of the candles on the market contain paraffin, synthetic fragrances and are manufactured overseas – and the customers don’t know.  I really hated the fact that there are high ticket items being used in our homes that are really just sub-standard.

V: What did you do before Havana Home?

ES: I’m an Interior Designer, which is why the aesthetics of the candle is also so important to me.  This is why my candles are in simple white glass with minimal branding – so that they can go in any room and make a statement with fragrance, not labeling.

V: What differentiates Havana Home  from other brands?

ES: There are a lot of beautiful home fragrance brands on the market, and many are using renewable waxes like soy and coconut, which is fantastic.  I think the real point of difference for Havana is that my fragrances are truly bespoke; they are created from my experiences for others to enjoy and of course, my stunning packaging.

V: On your website, it says that every one of your fragrances has a story to tell. What’s the story behind the ‘Pink Peppercorn’ soy candle?

ES: I am glad you asked about the Pink Peppercorn, I was discussing it this morning with someone who had the exact same childhood memories as me.  I grew up in regional NSW is a town called Trundle, and one of the great things country kids get to do is play outside in massive spaces.  Playing under Pepper trees is one of my favourite memories; they are large sweeping trees which offer lots of shade.  And they are perfect for climbing, building camps under and hosting tea parties with your dolls.  My mother and her sister had similar stories of tea parties under pepper trees when they were kids.

It’s also the fragrance that made me think of working with artists on the packaging.  I was thinking about the fragrance and my repackaging while washing my hair one morning.  And I thought of Sally Browne who is an incredibly talented artist – could I ask her to create the packaging?  By the time I finished drying my hair I had decided to halt all the work my designer was doing on box design and shift to finding Artworks that would work with my fragrances and of course making sure that all the artists were interested and the legalities covered.  

I had six weeks from that morning to get it all done, printed, and ready to launch.

V: You have about 30 products in development. What can your customers expect to come?

ES: They can expect something new – it is really just me running the show in terms of products – so anytime a customer mentions something they would like – there is a very good chance it will be available in a month or two.  I move fast on ideas.

At the moment I am expanding on the existing eight fragrances that I have by adding new products, but I do have a couple of very exciting things that I hope to have fully developed in the new year.

V: You also collaborate with Australian artists. Can you tell us a bit more about that?

ES: I touched on this earlier the fact that I am celebrating Female Artists.  I had an opportunity through my packaging to highlight the talents of other women, which is so powerful and a great way to “pay it forward” for lack of a better term.  I get to celebrate the art and surround myself in beautiful things, the artist gets more exposure, and the customer gets to own something incredibly beautiful in every way.

V: Do you have any other events, besides the Style Bazaar, coming up?

ES: I have a couple of trade shows coming up, and the Christmas rush makes us very busy as you can imagine.  I am also hosting an art class for some very lucky ladies who fancy giving their creative side a go while sipping champagne.

Show your love & support – follow Havana Home on Instagram

Sydney, 21.08.2019

WHAT’S YOUR STORY? Everlasting Summer for Style Bazaar

You might have seen on social media already – Everlasting Summer is going to hold a stall at our upcoming event, Style Bazaar.
We are more than excited as the brand is not only Australian made, but also offers natural, vegan & cruelty free products using natural & organic ingredients only! Yasss – we couldn’t love it more!

Style Bazaar is not only about buying pre-loved fashion by Sydney’s influencers. No, it’s much more than that. It’s about creating a whole new experience, it’s about building solid relationships with brands who deserve it!
That’s why we had a chat with Everlasting Summer – a brand that wants to share their story with you.

We asked – they answered

V: What service/products does your brand provide?

ES: Everlasting Summer provides products to assist in self & professional tanning including skin care. This includes: self tanning mousse, body scrubs, body wash. Tan remover mousse etc

V: When and why did you launch your brand?

ES: I launch on 12thJuly 2019 – the story behind my brand: My name is Alyce, the name behind Everlasting Summer, I run this small business on my own sharing my love for Beauty. We are Australian Made, Natural, Vegan & Cruelty Free. Our products have been sourced and tested to deliver the highest quality results. With my extensive knowledge in the beauty industry as being a beauty therapist, I wanted to create a product that doesn’t just make your skin look good but be good for you as well from using natural and organic ingredients. Being in the beauty industry I have used A LOT of self tans and skin care. I wanted to create something that works for everyone and share what works for me as that’s what everyone deserves.

V: What did you do before Everlasting Summer?

ES: I’ve worked in highly ranked Day Spa’s and Beauty Salons full time, I didn’t like the commute to Sydney everyday and working for someone else wasn’t making me happy, I thrive off self success and I knew there was something missing in the beauty world when it came to tanning and skin care.

V: What differentiates Everlasting Summer  from other brands?

ES: We are Natural, Vegan and Handmade. We focus on using Natural and Organic ingredients without any hidden nasties.
Our aim is to provide our customers only the best when it comes to skincare. The skin is the largest organ in the human body but is often be the most neglected. We pride ourselves on making it as easy as possible to get professional results in the comfort of your own home. So I’ve created something that fits every one’s skincare needs to give results. We are 100% customer focused. Customer Service is something we truly value and we do our absolute best to accommodate each and every person’s needs.

V: What’s your favourite product?

ES: This is such a hard one as each product has their own reasons as to why I love them, but I am quite fond of our Tan remover as I love an easy tan removal ready to tan again ❤

V: How many different product ranges do you offer and can we expect more to come?

ES: We offer two products so far which is our Self Tanner & Body Scrubs, We are about to launch: Tanning Remover, Tanning Water, Body Wash and Lotion. 

V: What do you love most about your work?

ES: I love working for myself, Im always working haha! I still work part time while building up my business to hopefully turn this properly into my full time job. I truly love seeing customers testimonials and photos! I love helping others.

V: Do you have any other events, besides the Style Bazaar, coming up?

ES: We have markets coming up on the central coast and Hunter Valley and Photography photoshoots. 

Show your love & support – follow Everlasting Summer on Instagram

Sydney, 11.08.2019

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