Hihi 👋 everyone and welcome to Minty Roses! I am SO excited to finally launch my own brand and I am even more excited for all of you to join me on this journey. I have always wanted to set up my own shop since I was in secondary school. However, I kept procrastinating due to the immense effort needed to start one. All I can say is thanks to the circuit breaker measures imposed that postponed my internship and the government who gave me money to start this venture. Read on to find out more about my entrepreneurship journey!
One of the main dilemmas I faced when starting my own business was deciding on the product to sell, and my first “business” attempt was selling colouring books on Carousell. It went well at first but soon the colouring book trend died off, and I am left with unsold colouring books even until today. (P.S Shoutout to the circuit breaker measures again as my sales increased recently and I am only left with one book 😜 !) Another key concern was the number of competitors on Carousell, as it became a competition of who could sell the books at the lowest price. A few years went on with various ideas coming into my mind, but nothing appealed to me enough to motivate me to restart my dream.
However, at the end of 2018 (I thought it was last year but guess I am indeed a pro at procrastination 😅 ) I was exposed to embroidery on kanken bags through social media that sparked something within me. My ultimate dream is to have my own sustainable fashion company that donates its profits partially to fund childhood education. It still seems somewhat far away for now, but embroidery allows me to design my own shirts to tell stories. I plan to use this platform to support certain causes in the future, so do keep a lookout 👀 . Finally, do look forward to my future blogposts where I will be sharing the stories behind each design!
P.S The name “Minty Roses” is inspired by my favourite colour: Mint, but I actually dislike the taste of Mint!
Lots of Love 💕,
Stay Unique. Stay Asteriaordinary.