MFP - Kia ora Kelly! Thank you so much for chatting with us!
I feel honoured to be asked and to be part of your store!
MFP - We’d love to know more about your biz and how it came into being.
Coming from a background in the fashion industry and more recently creating bridalwear, I found I was struggling to create NZ made clothing with so much competition from off-shore suppliers so, I decided to come up with something new that combined my love of fabrics, colour, print and plants.
MFP - What is your favourite thing about what you do?
….that Moobee fits in with my family life and that I can be around after school, sports games and host playdates!
I love that Moobee is NZ made and I love being able to create whatever I want, whenever I want
MFP - What is the most important message you want to send out to others wanting to start a business?
You need to LOVE what you do! There are so many great things about owning your own business but it is hard work and success isn’t guaranteed nor does it come quickly!
MFP - Name a small biz that you admire?
I love Gerty Brown! I think it’s amazing how she creates pieces that not only look gorgeous but are zero waste too.
MFP - How has the last year been for you?
Like a roller-coaster! For many small businesses, covid was actually amazing (business-wise that is!). It meant retailers and NZ customers shopped locally on-line and discovered that we have some incredibly talented designers and creators here in NZ. Our eyes were opened to quality, locally made products that have been overlooked in the past.
MFP - Where do you source your inspiration?
I am mostly inspired by the beautiful prints that I find. I love getting together each collection of designs and then seeing how they come to life in the products I’ve created.
MFP - What does “me time” mean to you?
I do love taking time out and people watching at my local cafe with a nice coffee and my design sketchbook.
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