Now more then ever, we know it is important to support local businesses, so we have reached out to some great mumpreneurs in our network to share their journey and passions. We hope by creating this local business spotlight, that you can find and support other awesome Australian businesses.
We recently spoke with Kamal, the owner of LittleCutties&Co about her journey so far with her incredible hair and fashion accessories range for mums and bubs from vegan material and her awesome paper artwork brand LittleQuills&Supplies.
1) What inspired you to start your business?
My mother, she is the one who motivated me from early childhood to create beautiful things from waste and minimum materials. From as far as I can remember, I loved to design bobby pins, bows and small clips from flowers, buttons and whatever I could find really. After my daughter was born, I decided to start a business out of it and named it LittleCuties&Co. My second brand is all about paper artwork called Quilling that I have been doing since 2011. This year I also started “LittleQuills&Supplies”.
2) Can you tell us a little more about your business?
LittleCutties&Co is all about cute hair and fashion accessories for mums and bubs from vegan material. It is a priority to try and use environmentally friendly and biodegradable materials. I started with very basic designs of bows from ribbons, buttons and leather, then slowly introduced various elements like felt, artificial flowers, resin etc. This Christmas I’ll be making lots of clay bows and dried flowers crowns.
LittleQuills&Supplies main motive was to teach this incredible quilling art to my fellow Australians, due to COVID I was not able to plan this in person but I have made and offer DIY quilling kits on my Etsy store with lovely handmade products.
3) What keeps you motivated?
My daughter, as she always shows my bows to all her friends and our family members so proudly, saying “this is done by my mum”. It really is an incredible feeling.
4) What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful Mumpreneur?
- Self motivation, as many days you feel exhausted but you have to motivate yourself to work towards your dream and art!
- Time management, is one of the hardest components but I would say is understood by most working mothers who often juggle many things.
- Branding is definitely important as it the initiation to the three main questions; what, who and why.
5) Where can people buy your products?
Transpiring a mothers love through mother and daughter matching outfits