NAME Kareena Preston
BUSINESS NAME Krieitiviti Natural Handmade Artisan Soap
YEAR YOUR BUSINESS STARTED April 2017 started as a hobby, I went fulltime in September 2019
IN ONE LINE TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS I make natural, tox free, plant based soap, bath and body products
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING IN BUSINESS? The beautiful success stories I have from people using my products.
WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? I started making soap for my own highly sensitive, problematic skin and it grew from there.
HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE YOUR WINS? I tell my hubby and he fist bumps me🤣
WHAT IS YOUR BEST PRODUCTIVITY TIP YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE? Keep your eye on the goal and remember why you do what you do. It is always a great motivator.
ONE THING YOU DO EVERYDAY TO STAY INSPIRED I get out of bed and follow a routine that has become habit. Inspiration is never far away from habit.
WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO AND WHY?My mum. She is 76 and comes to every market with me, lifts the tables and the soap trolley, helps me make product, recites the spiel to customers like a boss!
LEARN YOURSELF OR OUTSOURCE WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW? A bit of both
BEST WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR IDEAS write them down
DO YOU GIVE YOURSELF A DAY OFF? yes – mostly
HOW DO YOU TURN OF FROM YOUR BUSINESS? sit on the couch with hubby and a good movie
WHAT ONE PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN BUSINESS? Dont be in too much of a hurry to know everything. It takes time.
PROUDEST MOMENT IN BUSINESS SO FAR When I won the Perth Makers Market Scholarship earlier this year
SADDEST MOMENT IN BUSINESS SO FAR AND HOW DID YOU OVERCOME IT? I named my latest soap after my Aunty. She passed away just 3 days ago.
WHAT IS SOMETHING QUIRKY ABOUT YOU I love the current isolation!
THAT PEOPLE WOULD NOT EXPECT? I am a true blue introvert in every sense of the word but its not what people see when they meet me.
I loved hearing more about one of our PHAMily member Kareena, as it gives us and you a wonderful insight into her world. Thank you Kareena for answering our interview questions Fleur (Head Honcho and Creative Entrepreneur).