About Quiet Blue
We are an online gifting business with a focus on our own branded handmade candles and artisan bar soaps. We source from small independent artisans that share our core values of sustainability and providing eco-friendly natural ingredients and plastic-free packaging.
Quiet Blue's Status
Micro Business (0-9 employees) South East Status: Recruiting
- Love what we do
Daisy Chain Says
“Eco-luxe start up business”
I manage the creative and marketing side of Quiet Blue whilst also juggling my current day job.
1. What were, or are, the biggest challenges you faced going back into the work place having had children?
Having a 9-5 job with all the added commuting time, made it too stressful for us when the kids were younger. Changing jobs to a self-employed work from home career, and being able to schedule my own appointments allowed me freedom and flexibility to juggle work commitments and our children.
2. How did your career change after having children?
My career has changed many times over the years. I needed to choose jobs that worked for us financially but also allowed flexibility to juggle our kids at their different stages and needs.
3. How do you balance your career with your family?
I chose a parallel field of interior design, that offered better renumeration and allowed me the flexibility to be based from home, whilst scheduling my appointments around kids and dogs.
4. How has working for Quiet Blue enhanced your family/ work life balance?
It's definitely added more stress & workload, I love the creative side but struggle with the technical, marketing and social media side.
5. If you could give your ‘pre-children’ self, one piece of advice about being a working mother, what would it be?
Study Marketing...as it doesn't matter how good you are at whatever you do... if know no one knows about you, it's almost impossible to get your business off the ground.
6. What is it about this industry that appeals to you?
With my background in interior design, and our deep love of nature and conservation, we wanted to start a business around handcrafted gifts, beautiful luxury candles and natural soaps that are not only functional but also kind to the skin & home but also the planet.