10 OF OUR FAVOURITE WA SMALL BUSINESSES AND WHY
The Little Ink Pot is owned, operated and run to perfection by our good friend Hayley. Hayley started The Little Ink Pot in 2020 when she was stood down from her job due to COVID; she hand paints pots and prints with alcohol ink and creates the most incredible colours you've ever seen! On top of creating to sell, Hayley also teaches her art and not only is she running workshops in Perth, she is now beginning to travel to other parts of WA to teach her workshops.
If you're looking for a cute date night, girls night out/in, alternative hens or you just want to purchase some colourful pots or prints, Hayley is your girl.
Caitlin, wow what a pleasure! We spent a couple of months stalking Caitlin Ruth Photography on Instagram before taking the plunge and engaging her for many of the stunning images you see all over our website. From the very first DM, Caitlin was warm, welcoming and fun. I would describe her personality like sunshine and she's a little quirky too, which we love. Caitlin has been hustling hard on her photography business and offers several services including product photography, food and beverage, personal branding and even video. At the moment, Caitlin is offering limited places in her first ever course in teaching - If you need to upskill your photography game, get on it.
We have been following @emileyroseart on Instagram for as long as I can remember and every single one of her pieces is stunning. Emiley Rose creates abstracts that are a blend of Australian landforms and aerial perspectives. The Blues and Pinks have to be seen to be believed; I have no words for their beauty. Emiley works on a lot of large and stunning wall art but also offers smaller pieces such as serving boards, wall hangers, jewellery boxes and even mugs - which we have just ordered *squeels
Just last fortnight we celebrated That Brick Pot Guy (Jeremy's) first year in business! In that time he's done many a market and made many a pot as well as making many friends! Jeremy is such a fun loving and carefree guy and really puts his heart and soul into his Brick Pots. It may sound a little obscure but trust me, they're beautiful. Jeremy cuts all his pots by hand from WA stone and then carefully selects the perfect plant or set of succulents for each pot. The pots range in size from 1kg to many, many kgs. As the stone is natural the colour and shape of each pot will vary making each and every pot truly one of a kind.
If you're looking for a unique gift idea, look no further, That Brick Pot Guy has you covered.
Sticks and Stones is run by maker and creator Brooke who describes herself as a 'stay at home mum, finding her way through life'. Brooke makes and sells all things crystal related including crystal necklaces, earrings, keychains, dream catchers and crystal infusion illustrations. We've only known Brooke personally for a short time but she is such a joy to be around and you can tell that she is truly passionate about what she does.
We first met connected with Daley from The Grainger Collective on Instagram well over a year ago; then, we popped by their stall at a market and Daley was like "HEYYYY EMPIRE COPPER!" and we were so impressed that he remembered our faces just from a few informal interactions. Since then, we've become 'business buddies' and regularly check in on how each other is going. The Grainger Collective handcraft incredible wooden boards, coasters and furniture. They love a custom request, just like us and they even hand pour their own candles. Which I can confirm, from multiple purchases, smell incredible. You can catch Daley all over Perth at a market or by just clicking the link above that will lead you straight to The Grainger Collective website.
3 Bridges Collection is owned by our friend Monique who is based in Sorrento, Perth. Monique makes anything and everything bath, home and body. This includes: soaps, natural and essential oils, hand and body scrubs, bath products bath bombs and bubbles, perfumes, body mists, candles and wax melts. Currently, you can collect your order from Sorrento, have it delivered within 50km of the Perth CBD or pick some up from one of many stockists all listed on her website. If you're looking to treat yourself, your children, your dad, mum or friend - Moni has something for everyone and every home.
Perth Bespoke Carpentry
Again, we've become acquaintances with Rob from Perth Bespoke Carpentry from following his insane work on Instagram. PBC specialise in skirting, wainscoting and wall panelling and their work is incredible. As a business who pride ourselves on quality customer service - we recognise quality when we see it. We cannot wait for our home to be built and have Rob in to help us out with some carpentry work. If you have any questions, he's always happy to help but be quick because he is already booked out until the end of January 2022! If that doesn't scream quality, I don't know what else does.
Cinta Rose Creative
Cinta Rose Creative is owned and operated by Lucinda Hampton. I first discovered Cinta on Instagram at least a couple of years ago and immediately became a #superfan as her preserved florals are some of the best I've ever seen. Not only this but, Cinta also makes stunning custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies AND fresh florals too. Cinta has something for everyone - no matter what your celebration or event. From first hand experience, her customer service is above and beyond. Last week I ordered "Get Well Soon" cupcakes at 9am and had them delivered by 12pm. Enough said?
The Grateful Gift Co
Kelly and Cherie from The Grateful Gift Co are two incredible women. They offer gourmet gift boxes for him, her, new babies, simple thank yous and even offer a corporate service. We got to know these savvy women even better when we reached out to see if they would be interested in a Father's Day Collab - which they jumped at! We loved their enthusiasm. The Grateful Gift Co is based in Western Australia and has partnered with local producers and artisans to offer a superior range of products in their gift boxes. They also post Australia Wide; Each box is rustic yet, sophisticated.
If you got this far, I hope you went and checked out these amazing WA creatives and services - even if you're not purchasing now, you might give them a like or follow in support.
- Cam + Beth