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Shop Owner Q&A: Sang The Bird

Wow friends, can you believe it’s already December 22…the Winter Solstice! The shortest day/longest night of the year. Are you doing anything special? I’d love to hear. These past few weeks I’ve been sharing a series of conversations with some of my lovely sponsors, to get a glimpse behind the scenes at their businesses and be inspired by their stories. Today I would like to welcome Leah, owner of Sang The Bird, a Big Cartel shop based in Australia featuring a curated collection of handmade housewares and accessories. Here we go!

Lolalina: How long have you been in business?

Sang The Bird opened three months ago. But I have been dreaming of it for a few years now. Finally I decided to jump and just do it.

What first inspired you to open your own shop?
A personal experience has led me to the realisation that I want to live with beautiful ‘things’ everyday. I want to see beauty around me… a beautiful cushion, the quality fabric in a tea towel when I am drying the dishes. Simple pleasures, everyday. I wanted to sell items created by hand, by artisans who love their craft. To showcase beautiful home wares and accessories that are created sustainably using environmentally sound practices. I am hoping to showcase functional, beautiful and thoughtfully designed items, with the aim of promoting quality over quantity.
What is your favorite item in your shop right now?

This is a hard question… at the moment one of my favourite items is the short beaded plait necklace. I love the simplicity of the design. It goes with almost everything.

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?

Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.

- William Morris

 
What do you dream of when you think of the future of your business?
I hope to be able to earn a living from my online store so I can still be a stay at home mama. My vision for this coming year is to add my own product line that I have designed and created myself. Stay tuned, the future is bright!

 

Thank you so much, Leah! Best of luck with your new product line – how exciting!

I will see you back here tomorrow for one last post before I take a bit of time off to enjoy the holidays with my family. xo Laura

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(images: Sang The Bird)

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  • Kinga December 22, 2011, 9:55 am

    I love that William Morris quote and live by it! Looking forward to Leah’s own products….the future is indeed bright!

  • Anne December 22, 2011, 2:00 pm

    Lovely stuff. I ordered a small purse/purse organizer with a triangle design, and love it. I’m putting my cash in it.

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