The long lost art of letter writing has come alive thanks to Melbourne based, Write To Me. Making their first appearance at our St Kilda event, these two sisters can't wait to share their love of stationary with our Magnolia Square visitors!
Please describe your business and background...
Write To Me is a boutique stationery and giftware company that we started developing late 2009. Each of our products are designed, hand printed and crafted in our Melbourne studio. The basis of Write To Me’s creation is that no one really writes to each other anymore in form of pen, paper and posting or hand delivering. We understand and know how convenient today’s means of written communication is – emails, text messages, social networks (we do use it ourselves!) – however we really wanted to encourage people to write to each other in the old fashion way.
What inspired you to start your business?
As sisters with a crafty upbringing having a business together is something we always wanted. We have tried a few different avenues in the past but Write To Me has felt right from the start and we are both having so much fun watching it grow.
What is your favourite part of the job?
Hard question – we love every bit of it. Probably creating new products and watching them come to life.What’s your own personal style?We love anything nostalgic.
If money were no object what would you buy?
Describe your typical workday?
Long – as we both still work in other jobs and Anna has a 2 year old our days are full and fast paced until we fall into bed about midnight every night.
What business advice would you give to those just starting out?
Plan, plan, and stick to the plan. Spend your pennies wisely and keep going – don’t give up.What are you looking forward to in 2011?We look forward to launching our new products we have been working hard on and re-launching our current range in our new packaging. We look forward to stocking more shops and meeting more people who are in the same boat as ourselves.
What three words best describe you?
We are happy, dedicated and crazy
What is playing on your iPod right now?
Florence and the Machine
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