Who makes up your family?
Just my amazing husband and me… for now….
Describe yourself in three words?
Creative, ambitious, light-hearted.
Tell us about you brand?
MACCIE is a up and coming South African baby brand that offers trendy moms baby essentials with a difference. Our fun, bold prints and designs marry functionality with style. A lot of care and time goes into selecting products for our range, ensuring that we offer high quality items in styles that modern moms are after.
Tell us about the inspiration behind your brand?
I started MACCIE so that one day when we have kids of our own, I would have something that would allow me to spend more time with them. Having been in corporate marketing for over 7 years, I yearned for a creative outlet that would allow me to build a brand that could grow with our family. MACCIE takes inspiration from my wonderful friends and family that have beautiful babies of their own; in fact, many of our bibs are named after these special kiddos. My interest in visual arts and design allowed me to bring baby essentials that moms need, in gorgeous scandi inspired colours and textiles.
The biggest lesson you have learnt being a entrepreneur?
As with anything in life, there are the fun bits and there are the not so fun bits. I am grateful of the business acumen I have acquired over the years because as an entrepreneur you need to build systems and processes to help you get through the finance and admin side of running the business. If you can get that right, it’ll leave you more time, time to do the fun stuff – like adding more beautiful products to your range, or engaging with fantastic customers and moms who help build your brand.
Why should one support local?
While it is liberating and exciting to build a brand of your own, it is extremely hard work… but every sale is so rewarding and it’s that sense of accomplishment and pride I haven’t quite experienced before. It’s been said about the importance of supporting local before, but it is so true; each time a MACCIE order comes through, I feel a little part of me flutter with excitement – it’s my internal happy dance J
What inspires you to get up each morning?
Coffee… and the satisfaction of ticking off items on my to-do list, because I know they are only going to help take MACCIE further!
If you could change one thing in the world for your future children what would it be?
Less politics, violence and war. More love, adventure and kindness.