Q&A with Homespun Lab
At RESTOCK, one of our new year’s resolutions was to properly introduce our amazing 🇿🇦 home grown 🌱brands to our customers! So we are kicking off with a mini Q&A with @home_spun_ founder Yasmin 😁
Hi Yasmin! Thanks for giving us some insight into your world. Let’s start with how and why you started out in the first place?
“It started out as a hobby out of absolute boredom to be honest! I started of making body scrubs for teacher appreciation gifts and friends and family. I really enjoyed it and decided to explore the world of natural skincare. Little did I know that 4 years down the line I would be a certified skincare formulator running a fully fledged business...”
That’s quite a journey! But the best things in life happen by accident... so what have been your biggest highs and lows since starting the business?
“Biggest high has been completing my studies and having the ability to formulate high performance products. Biggest low? The limited availability of ingredients we have in South Africa.”
So what is your favourite Homespun product and why?
“The AHA/BHA Overnight Resurfacing Tonic. It instantly brightens skin and leaves it truly hydrated and glowing”
We can’t wait to try it! Are there any new products you’re planning to launch this year?
“Our gentlemen’s grooming range will be launched soon, which I’m really excited about. There is limited availability of men's natural skincare in South Africa so I hope it will be well received.”
Sounds exciting! Any other big plans for 2020 and beyond?
“For now I'm just enjoying the shop I've opened in my hometown, Johannesburg. I get to meet clients personally and address their needs. I have also started offering themed pedicures and manicures at the store using various food grade ingredients.
I'm the type of person who doesn't work with business plans. If I feel the need for change or starting a new venture I dive in head first. So as far as future plans are concerned I truly have no idea!”
Don’t forget, our GREEN JANUARY sale 🌱 means we are offering 20% off every product, all month! 💚 and finally, please note RESTOCK sell Homespun products with aluminium lids to avoid single use plastic