Firstly, thank you to all who have arrived on the Téa and Belle Online shop, this means that you have come in the spirit of reconciliation and to support a new business.
It could also be that you may have completed an online Facebook survey about Indigenous Businesses and be one of the 3,368 people who told us that you had never bought from an Indigenous business but if given the opportunity would purchase a product or service from us.
You also told us that your biggest concern if buying an Indigenous product would be the fear that you may be seen as appropriating culture or that you weren't sure that an Indigenous person had made it and that you weren't told the story behind the product, the cultural significance.
Or you could have landed here through recommendations of friends, family or the media and you loved the look of the product, you liked the concept of the business or you are just having a sticky beak (we all do that :) )
So congrats to getting here. You are all early adopters to a new and exciting company and we hope you will come with us on the journey
Téa&Belle are launching with no start-up capital, but plenty of energy and expertise! The company is in response to the 4,525 survey participants and many others that have embraced the vision of Téa&Belle....people like yourself.
To be able to bring the products to life we will be adopting the same method as many tried and tested Online marketplaces such as kick starter and go fund me, the only difference is this will be done in-house at Téa & Belle.
These online marketplaces let creati