Lets hear from Sarah & Yvette owners of Eclectic Colour.
When did you commence and why did you start?
In September 2018, we created our little business “Sar-Jay Serenity”. As we developed over time, we decided to change our name to suit our style and what we love to sell so in May 2020 “Eclectic Colour” was born. Both Bathurst Locals (mother/daughter team) we wanted to open a unique and quirky shop that matched our personalities and hit Bathurst’s different side.
What has been the biggest win in the last 2-5 years?
Continuing to do what we love, create, make, sell and supply amazing products to our customers. Customers that still look forward to seeing us and continue to buy our products at markets and events.
What has been the biggest challenge in the last 2-5 years?
Definitely Covid lockdowns and the aftermath of it. We shut due to lockdowns for 18 months and are still being affected by price rises of everything and it’s hard when everyone is in the same boat. Also, due to the increase of rent, rate, insurance and overall shop running cost we sadly had to close the doors of our shop at 57 Keppel Street but we continue to thrive at local and surrounding markets and events, so you will still see our faces and amazing stock around but even better.
What was the best business advice you have been given?
Don’t follow the crowd, be unique and different. Change it up!! Keep it interesting and do what you love!
What is your favourite thing about Bathurst?
Everything!! We were both born here and love living here and running a business from Bathurst. The different local businesses around the area and the support that the Bathurst people have for each other and their local businesses.
Is there anything else you would like to community to know or share? Any special offers or events coming up?
Bathurst loves to host and create different events and festivals throughout the year such as Mount Panorama Racing events, the Winter festival, NYE Party and more which Eclectic Colour love to be a part of. Keep checking out social media pages on where to find us at the next upcoming event. These events are paramount to Bathurst as it brings in lots of visitors to the area which keeps our local businesses and US growing. Christmas is coming!
Keep and eye out for Eclectic Colour at the next market or event . You can contact the girls on 0416 641 009 or via social media.
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