What’s your name?
Ruth Palmer
What is the name of your business?
How long have you been trading?
Since December 2016
What products do you sell?
Soy Wax Candles
What sells the best?
“Classic Range” Soy Wax Candles – available in 3 sizes
What markets do you trade at?
Manly Markets NSW
How did it all begin?
In October 2016 my husband and I decided to start looking into making candles. We were always buying candles for our home and we decided it was time to make our own! We had always bought soy wax candles so we started researching soy wax and discovered the various types. After pouring my first ever batch of candles I was hooked! I was so excited at the thought of creating and making my own candle, the dream simply grew from there!
What do you like most about being a stallholder?
I was initially very nervous when I applied for my first ever market stall. I knew that if anyone could help me through those nerves it would be one of my dearest friends – and of course we sailed through the day with so much fun and laughter. I got some amazing feedback at the first market which spurred me on to continue.
After the first market and each market since I can honestly say I have loved every second. When I get to talk to our customers and listen to what they think about my product it is very rewarding. I’m proud of the products I produce and the work I put into each candle that I have lovingly poured.
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
I can honestly say that as yet I don’t have any negatives to say about markets. I feel each market I attend brings opportunities and experiences that I am truly grateful for.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
RuSoy will continue to grow and develop into a beautiful Australian business offering quality products which are all handmade and hand poured with love and care. We will introduce a variety of other handmade products in the near future which will complement our existing products. We are encouraging any potential stockist to enquire now for wholesale information.
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
If you believe in your product or products don’t give up. Markets can be interchangeable so do not be too hard on yourself if you have a quiet week. Experience is essential to develop and learn..
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