I’m Jackie, welcome to my online shop! At long, long last. Its only taken me 15 years!!
In March 2005, my Dad came back from to trip to Paris and brought me a scarf as an affordable, suitcase space saving gift. Soon I was being stopped everywhere. Sitting in a coffee shop, restaurant, walking through a mall. “May I touch?” and “How do you get those bubbles?” I remember exactly where I was sitting when I made the decision to go on an adventure and figure it out. My bubble obsession was born!
But I was a sales rep not a fashion designer. So it took me a while. In fact it took 5 months of trial and error but I finally figured it out and perfected the design. I was in business!
By now, I had given up my job, exhausted my bond and had convinced myself that sooner or later I would be recognized by the Oprah team. (That never did happen)
I set up shop in September of 2005 at the Rosebank Rooftop Market. I soon moved my business over to the Irene market in Pretoria where I exhibited my products over the next 15 years.
I partnered with the DTI and had the opportunity of nearly a decade of exhibiting and selling my goods at International shows in Milan, Berlin, Marseille, Munich, Bari and Strausbourg.
I have had agents from across the globe who have marketed and sold my product – namely the USA, Israel, UK, Australia and New Zealand to mention a few.
I unexpectedly sold my house last year and decided to move my 3 pooches, Harry the parrot and myself down to the coast where I currently reside and run my business.
6 months of long walks on the beach, fresh sea air and the arrival of corona virus, forced me to re evaluate where I have been, how far I have come and to push forward on this new adventure.
So feel free to roam around my little shop of bubbles! Enjoy! Have fun! I hope they make you smile.