Time to chat about all things business! You started CLO Studios with your mum, Trudy, who has an extensive career as an Interior Designer. You are the ultimate mother daughter duo! How did this family business venture come to life?
I was born into family business’s so that inspired me from a young age. Growing up, Mum and Dad always worked together, and when my sister and I were old enough, we jumped into the mix. When Dad offered me a lease for a retail site in the Noosa Junction the year I finished University, I jumped at the opportunity.
I opened CLO Studios as my jewellery studio with a shop front, Mum who had been doing interior design had inventory remaining from past projects which kicked off the shop section. As the business evolved and grew so did our roles within the space. It has been a beautiful journey creating with Mum.
What is one of the biggest lessons you have learnt while owning your business?
To embrace failure. I feel it’s the only way to learn. I see failure as motivation to get back up there. I love to celebrate a good win.
What is something you are fiercely and unwaveringly passionate about?
One thing I'm currently very passionate about is our new branding. We are launching our new artistic direction this summer. It feels authentic to the brand and it's a bright future. It's been such a fun experience and has given us the chance to reflect on the journey and express who we are. I can’t wait to share it with the world.