Q&A WITH ALANA LANGAN & JACQUI VIDAL – DESIGNERS AND BRAND CO-DIRECTORS
Tell us three things that make your product stand out.
Designed and Made in Melbourne.
Hand-crafted with quality materials that will last a lifetime.
Original designs that maximise plant-life in a space.
What excites you about doing what you do.
There are so many health and wellbeing benefits to spending time with plants, something which is important to us, and aligns perfectly with our core values. Whilst we're surrounded by them, we're also sharing the life-enhancing benefits to everyone we can, which feels purposeful and helpful at the same time. Plus, we love the creative expression we have at IVY MUSE, from product design, to plant styling to writing our book 'Plant Style; How to Greenify Your Space'... we feel very lucky to do what we do.
How do you keep your business fresh and exciting? Do you have any new, upcoming products in the works that you can tell us about?
We're always pushing the boundaries and looking to innovate. Being a small business means we can be dynamic and really listen to our customers too; we regularly bring products to market they have been asking us for. Manufacturing locally means we have the ability to do this quickly and in response to demand which we're grateful for.
What energises and inspires you?
Getting out into nature, doing yoga (we're both completely addicted) pretty much anything health and wellbeing-related, design, meditation, interiors, our families, friends and of course...plants.
What advice would you give to someone who has a creative business idea?
Be brave. Launching your new business may just be the scariest thing you've ever done but just push through it, nothing comes without trying and who knows where things may lead you!
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