Stallholder Profile for Lee & Lou Collections
Your name: Kasey Tennant & Amy Lawrence
Your business name and facebook/website name and link: Lee & Lou Collections
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/leeandloucollections/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lee.and.lou.collections/
The suburb/town you live in now: Mooloolaba
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: We are an eco-luxury home fragrance studio on the Sunshine Coast, we hand pour Soy Wax Wood Wick Candles, Scented Diffusers & Car Fragrance Diffusers.
Lee & Lou was Inspired by a love of homewares and an obsession with all things that smell delightful. “As a sister duo, we pour our connection into every product. Each day we get to create new memories whilst doing something we love.”
Car Fragrance Diffusers - These are super popular! They hold a lasting aroma that will keep your car smelling amazing!!! A sleek & stylish design, available in a wide range of gorgeous modern colours and filled with delicious high quality fragrances.
Soy Wax Wood Wick Candles - Bespoke, Luxury, Glamour...
Our stunning Soy Wax Candles are presented in Copper & Clear Iron Plated Geometric Cut Glass vessels, designed to create an element of luxury and sophistication in any space. They include wood wicks, which are reminiscent of the sound of a log fire.
Scented Diffusers - Our premium Luxury Scented Diffusers are infused with our finest fragrance oils, these fragrances were selected for their individual characteristics and carefully blended to deliver an unmatched scent throw.
Our unique scents are absorbed by the Black Diffuser Sticks made of Dacron for an enhanced scent throw. They fragrance an entire space for approx. 8 months.
What inspired you to start your business?: Lee & Lou started as just a fluke for us 3 years ago when we attempted to make soy candles for Amy’s wedding favors! They turned out being a success and loved by all, so we just continued to keep making & coming up with new ideas and the business has just grown from there!
How long have you been creating?: Since 2015
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: Lee and Lou stared as just a hobby, as both of us loved candles, we taught ourselves how to make the Candles & Diffusers through a lot of trial and error. Lee & Lou has been growing strong ever since, and we are now at the stage where the business can be taken to the next level! We have a strong customer following, a number of stockists and we are regulars at monthly markets. We both have very busy lives outside of Lee & Lou - Kasey is a full time mum, and Amy always did and still does work Full time in the pharmaceutical industry. So hopefully in the near future, we can both give 100% to the business allowing it to keep growing strongly & to keep aiming high!
Where do you sell your creations?:
We sell our products from -
- Our website – www.leeandlou.com.au
- The Sunshine Coast Collective Markets at Coolum (4th Sunday of the month)
- The Young Designers Market at Southbank Brisbane (1st Sunday of the month)
- The Handmade Expo
What makes you so special or different?: As candles now days are a very saturated market, we always strive to stay ahead of the pack releasing hot new products that our customers love!! Lee & Lou Collections create luxury high end pieces, we are different to most of the Sunshine Coasts other candle makers, as we feel you can never have too many luxury décor pieces in a home.
We believe in making the best there is, and doing it locally. Each product in our bespoke range is personally hand-made with intention and love by us.
We firmly believe that beautiful customer service should reflect a beautiful product.
Passionate about delivering high end, handmade products that are good for the environment, we source sustainable materials & vessels from all Australian companies. This is such an important factor for us in supporting our economy & the fair working conditions.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: Our customers love the fact that our beautiful products are hand made by us! We are proud to be selling them such a luxurious high end product, which has also been hand made, by us! This would be the most rewarding part of the job for us, hearing all of the beautiful feedback from our valued customers…
What is your favourite product to make?: All of our product ranges are all totally different to make – Candles would have to be the most time consuming, but also the most rewarding when everything goes right! When the finished product smells delicious, has a seamless creamy top (in other words the wax looks on point!) and it also burns perfectly… this makes us pretty happy!
There are lots of components to candle making & it takes A LOT of trial and error to get the perfect finished product. We have a love hate relationship with our candles… its not just a case of melting some wax, pouring it into any old jar, with any size wick. Its like doing a science experiment to get the exact ratios right to create the perfect candle that burns exactly how it should. When everything goes right, and they turn out perfectly, candles would be our favourite products to make.
Do you teach classes or workshops?: Not yet, but would love to in the future.