The last few weeks have been really hectic. Don’t need to say cause you can probably imagine how crazy could be managing a business all by yourself.
But actually I’m not alone ;) So I want to thank first of all my collaborators Ola and Emilia. Martin, my most important support and of course my friends, my number one fans.
I also received a lot of support from people who didn’t really know me and who trusted me from the first minute on. People like me, small entrepreneurs who are trying to create a better world, people who travel in their zero waste journey every day, who encounter difficulties but still are fighting and more importantly always with a smile! Never lose hope! This unconditional love and trust was so inspiring for me.
I met some beautiful women at the Green Market Berlin, the founder of Kornwerk, Oat Milk made with the rest of oats, using such a waste is so amazing! Be prepared to find it at Herbie. Then I met Barbara, founder of Love and Grow so full of joy and enthusiasm with her refreshing spray that helped me go through 35 degrees! We will meet next week to plan some amazing workshops of DIY self care products at our amazing Herbie. Speaking of workshops, a meeting with Anna, founder of Liberteco and Aurelia Paumelle, stylist of upcycling fashion, brought the organisation of Herbie very first workshop: how to sew your own cotton bag to use in your zero waste grocery shopping! Stay tuned for details about it!
Thanks to all of you people, thanks for your support! We reached more than a 100 supporters and hopefully we will reach the final goal which is really vital for us. In only 20 days we reached our first goal. Wow!
Now, most people think that when we reach the first goal, we are ok. It is actually not quite right. We could do much better reaching the second goal cause we could have a bigger assortment of products for the first months and we could afford without problems all the expenses for renovation, furniture, cashier system etc. Plus we won’t be able to hire a help for me, who will work at the shop alone.
That’s why I want to announce to you that the opening time of the shop will be from 9 to 13 then a break (Sicilian siesta) and from 15 to 19. We will try this opening time and of course I will wait for your feedback and will make some adjustments together.
I promise after the crowdfunding I will start with zero waste recipes, DIY suggestions etc.
Carmela and the Herbie Team