CHAUSIE: About page
Just over 3 years ago, the beautiful people of Nepal had their world shattered by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Over 8,000,000 were affected. Some died or lost loved ones, others had homes and livelihoods destroyed.
Here in my safe and peaceful home in Australia, I saw footage of the aftermath of the earthquake and couldn't stop thinking about it. I knew I wanted to help. I gave some money to charities for the recovery effort, but I wanted to do more, something that had a lasting impact, and something that would keep giving after all the donations had dried up.
I've always believed that we rise by lifting others. So, I decided to start Chausie as a way of empowering the women of Nepal, giving them the means to support their families and rebuild their lives, using their traditional skills to do so.
Working in fair conditions with fair pay means these artisans can honour their talents, make a living for themselves and their families, and avoid falling into other work that thrives on injustice, such as human trafficking, a reality for many in Nepal.
I believe that women helping other women is it's own reward. The delight of that little flash of colour on your wrist catching your eye as you go about your day is only bettered by the feeling that you're making a real difference.
When women work together, we improve the lives of all of us. It's not just the women of Nepal, but women all over the world that can be apart of the drive for change. Together, we can build an international community against exploitation, and for altruism. Together, women are a force to be reckoned with and will change the world.
Thank you for helping bring a little more colour and a lot more compassion to the world!
Love and Light
BE FIT MUMS: About page
When I gave birth to my son and the doctor placed that squirmy little newborn gently onto my chest,
I was scared. What was I supposed to do with him? How would I know what to do when he cried?
What if I messed it up?
When we took him home, it continued. Pacing the hallway to try and get him to sleep, he cried and I
cried. I didn’t know how to soothe him. Everything hurt. My clothes didn’t fit. My brain felt like it
was filled with cotton wool, and all I could think about was sleep.
I loved my baby, but I missed myself.
The person that I was had been buried, under piles of nappies and breast pads and teething rings.
The pre-baby me worked out and ran three times a week. She exercised, for both her physical and
mental health. She wore skinny jeans, not pyjama pants.
Eventually, I realised that the old me wasn’t gone for good – she just had to adapt.
I had to find ways to do the things I used to do, with my baby by my side. I knew I’d feel better for it, and feeling
better would make me a better mum.
Exercise was at the top of my list. But, when I went searching for classes that would accommodate
me and the baby, it felt like it might not be possible, after all. There were pages and pages of
information, and I didn’t have the time or energy to sort through them all. I’d heard that there were
classes for that welcomed babies and kids, but I couldn’t find them for the life of me. That’s when I
had the idea for Be Fit Mums.
Being a mum is hard enough – finding exercise options to improve your health, wellbeing and fitness
should be easy.
I hope you find what you need here, and all the best on your journey to Be a Fit Mum!
SISTER BOWS: About page
Sister Bows are unique because all girls are unique.
They are beautiful because every girl is beautiful.
But, girls don’t all like the same things. They have their own identities and their own ideas. They have their own favourite stories, their own songs and secrets.
They have their own true colours.
At Sister Bows, we believe all girls deserve to show their true colours. No girl should have to pretend to be something she isn’t; to say something she doesn’t feel; or wear things that don’t reflect her true self. We believe in kindness, and girls lifting each other up. This makes us mighty - this makes us a sisterhood.
Sister Bows are for girls who don’t want to hide their light. For girls who won’t dim their sparkle for anyone, for girls who want to express themselves and be themselves.
Proudly designed in Sydney, Sister Bow hair bows are for all girls: unique and beautiful, in all the colours of the rainbow!