Now here’s a South African who’s doing wonders in the online shopping world – especially the realm of handmade things. Heather Moore of Skinny Laminx has been selling her products through Etsy for a couple of years now, and has created quite a name for herself both locally and internationally. If you’re interested, she has fantastic blog of her own and also blogs for Elle Deco.
Now, I asked Heather some questions about what she’s been doing and here’s what she had to say:
- What exactly are you making and selling online?
Tea towels, handbags, cushions, badges, laser-cut Christmas decoration, hand-decorated mugs and in the New Year, an exciting kiddies range too!
- How did you get into selling handmade things?
It all started with a silkscreen kit and a studio, and a bit of spare time. I like to make things, and I started selling them to give myself a reason to keep on making more.
- Where do you get your ideas/inspiration for your products?
It’s hard to say. I often sit down to design something, thinking that I know what I want to do, and end up making something completely different. I tend to be drawn to designs from the mid-20th Century, and in particular, to Scandinavian design from that era.
- Do you have any particular Christmas products, gifts or specials?
I’ve been running a shipping special in my online shop, but this mostly affects customers from abroad. I’ve also been turning my paper cut designs into laser-cut Perspex Christmas Decorations, which I’m really pleased with. However, it’s been so extraordinarily busy over this season, I haven’t got these into my online shop, and they’re only available at O.live in Kloof St, and from my market stall at the Neighbourhood Goods Market (both in Cape Town).
If you’re interested in buying any of Heather’s products, you can see her etsy shop here. Hope you like as much as I do!
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