A gorgeous new online store full of beautiful products which are good for families AND the environment!
I would love to introduce you to Zoe from Little & Loved
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When did Little & Loved start and what inspired you to start?
Inspiration for Little & Loved came from my sons Max and Finn and my passion for natural, organic and earth-friendly products. We launched just over three months ago on the 1st of May after over six months of research, product testing, web design and building supplier relationships. It's been a wonderful start!
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Love your business name! How did you choose it?
That part was easy, in fact Little & Loved was the first name I thought of so I sat on it for a while, made lists, as I do, but always came back to it! I call my boys little loves as well as peach bum and sugar plum...but they weren't quite right ;) Little & Loved, while being adorable represents so much to me as well and I'm sure every parent can relate!
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I'm passionate about living a green life to ensure a bright future for our next generation. I carefully select suppliers who believe in the same values so customers can buy with confidence knowing all producs are good for their families and the environment. I back each and every one of the products because I've used them and I love them!
|On Safari Sandwich/Snack Bag - 2pk|
What is your daily routine?
The biggest part of this journey for me is to be there for my boys! I'm up early, often before they wake to dive into my morning coffee and get some admin done, from their we kind of make up the day as we go. I try to get the balance right, making sure I get out with the boys every day, fit in some time for myself as well as support Ben who is also self emplyed (!!!). We're just a busy, happy family!
What do you love about owning your own business?
It's been wonderful choosing the direction of the marketing. I have a background in sales and marketing. I've been in quite senior roles but its nothing compared to owning your own company and making and breaking the rules as you go along! :) I love hearing from customers, I've had some amazing feedback, not only does it make my day, it keeps me motivated!
|On Safari - Cutlery Set with Travel Case|
What is your current favourite product that you stock?
Right now I'm loving the Flatout Frankie range, designed by a fabulous Kiwi Mama they are genius and tick all of the Little & Loved boxes! Plus, I can't not mention our sandwich and snack bags, which are one of out best sellers! Reusable, BPA and PVC free they take the rubbish and plastic wrap out of your little one's lunch box!
How do you stay motivated?
|Flatout Frankie - Little Racer|
How do you stay motivated?
I'm naturally quite a creative person so having plenty on the go, which is motivating in itself! I love writing lists and LOVE crossing things off!
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Do you have any advice for others thinking of starting a business?
My family and friends have been amazing support, especially my partner Ben. I took a leap and it's working so I say, if you have a great idea, just do it! Since starting I've found so many wonderful Mamas running their own businesses, it's great to see what they are doing and get advice and ideas!
|Plant Fiber Dinner Ware Set|
How do you relax?
I love to cook, while most night's it's a mad rush to get dinner on the table, I try and have friends over once a week so we can make something special and enjoy some lovely company.
|Sprout Ware Set - 10pc|
Where to from here for Little & Loved?
I have big plans for Little & Loved. I'm working on several great collaborations with some of my amazing suppliers as well as expanding the range. I've been building the Facebook page to create a place where Mamas can come, not only find out information about the products I sell but get support, have questions answered and share their ideas with others.
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Connecting & buying...
You can find us online at www.littleandloved.co.nzThere is often a giveaway or promotion running on our busy Facebook page www.facebook.com/littleandloved
and we love sharing little gems, from recips to creative DIYs on Pinterest www.pinterest.com/litteandloved
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Zoe has so kindly given me an On Safari Backpack to giveaway to a lucky winner! Please enter via the giveaway tab on Liked. by Becky's facebook page. The winner can choose the style based on stock at the time and will be notified by email on 17 September and announced here on my blog!
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Zoe sent out a package for my boys a couple of weeks ago and the following products were included along with some yummy mint hot chocolate. Thank you so much Zoe, my boys and I were so excited when it arrived :)
Jack n' Jill Toothpaste
Wow this has been a hit in our house and has encouraged great toothbrushing. Even my wee 10 month old has liked having his two teeth lightly brushed. We were given the Blackcurrent flavour and it is such a nice taste. The first thing I noticed was the yummy scent and the second thing was that it is colour free - LOVE it! You can actually SEE that this is a natural toothpaste :) Find Jack n' Jilll Toothpaste here
Well this was perfect timing as my wee one had a really bad cold at the time. The Cold Balm is so great. As you open the jar you are met with the most lovely scent and you just know it is going to be soothing. I put some on the inside of my wee man's top and is was great at clearing his nose. Find Cold Balm here
How great are these!! They are made from plants and expand when you wet them with water. Perfect for travel and for having in your nappy bag when out :) They are free of alcohol and harsh chemicals, cholrine & perfumes and come in a reusable travel tube! Simply fill your tube up again with refills from Little & Loved. Find Disposable Wipes here
It is so lovely to meet you Zoe and thank you for sharing with us today about your exciting new business! I would love you to leave Zoe a comment either here or over on her facebook page :) Thanks!