The brands that make the products we sell at Vessel are more than just brands or suppliers - each has been hand picked by me, and are Australian small businesses. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to help you get to know the people behind the amazing products we sell.
First up is Karina from Wander & Find. Wander & Find is a Vessel fave - small batch skin and haircare products, handcrafted in Hervey Bay since 2013, using all natural, often organic ingredients. W&F collect and reuse all the bulk containers they send us too!
I asked Karina from W&F to tell us a bit more about her business:
1. What inspired you to start your business? I studied beauty therapy and believe we need ingredients that calm our skin rather than mask issues.
2. What are the values you uphold in your business? Maintaining an affordable range that is kind to skin. Purchasing from Australian businesses and supporting smaller businesses where possible. Minimising as much impact as possible by reusing bulk containers and sending parcels in eco packaging.
3. What you love/find most challenging about running your business? I love how satisfying it is to hear that my products are helping skin feel calmer/clearer. Most challenging part is space - looking forward to the extension on my workspace being completed so I can buy larger mixing equipment.
4. Your favourite product from your range and why? My Cleanse Oil is definitely my favourite child - since its created for my own skin (I suffer with hormonal and cystic acne outbreaks) has never been calmer, and looks more hydrated now than in my 30’s (I’m 44).
We stock W&F’s Facial Cleanse Oil, Harmony Facial Cream, Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner and the beautifully gentle Chamomile & Oat Shampoo & Conditioner – which is a Vessel exclusive!