Piece of passion for Aussie-made

piece of me dec 14New owners of Maleny boutique Piece of Me, Sharon and Kirsty Archer are investing a piece of themselves in the business.

The mother and daughter team are passionate about natural fibres, and sourcing products from ethical businesses, preferably Australian made.

Kirsty says, “We look for products from businesses with a story behind them.”

“Previous to the purchase, we have designed and produced our own bamboo range of clothing. After countless hours of searching for a reputable company, our label is manufactured in Australia and is in store now.”

This talented pair aren’t new to retail or fashion.

Local resident of 15 years, Sharon moved from Brisbane where she was involved in retail for over 30 years. “We wanted a change and my husband Geoff and I decided Maleny was so beautiful, it was the place to be.”

Sharon also owned Wild at Heart in Maleny, published a book (Lost for Words), and has produced a range of cotton sleepwear. She says retail has always suited her because she “loves yapping and laughing with people”.

Maleny resident, Kirsty, has a background in hospitality, art and an artistic interest in photography and design plus worked in family businesses.

“She’s always been arty and clever,” says her Mum.

Kirsty admits it has been an exciting three months, “Both our staff member Cheryl and the local community are being very supportive.”

As well as clothing, they also stock gifts, bags, funky wooden watches, local jewellery, yoga accessories and more – go in and find a piece for yourself.