Happy Stores - Pookipoiga

by Anna Pardini August 29, 2017

Happy Stores - Pookipoiga

Did you know that One Happy Leaf may be closer than you think? One Happy Leaf jewellery is stocked in 30+ stores across Australia and the United States, and your closest store may be just around the corner! We love our stockists and wanted to show you their beautiful stores, so we have created a new interview blog series called Happy Stores.

The first store owner to be interviewed for Happy Stores is Megan from Pookipoiga, based in Victoria. 

 

How did you come up with the name of your store?

Sree and I are travellers at heart, so we tend to gravitate towards those with a passion for exploring. We met some Finnish friends in Melbourne a couple of years ago, who just so happened to give us a Finnish language lesson at a party. It's a difficult, but fun language to learn. Pookipoiga is a word that stuck! It literally means 'little washer boy', which is the term they use for clothes peg.

 

In three words, how would your customers describe your store?

Heartfelt, quirky, local

 

Why do you stock One Happy Leaf jewellery?

We stock One Happy Leaf because Anna's ideology resonates right alongside our own. We focus on ethical, sustainable and local - all of which Anna's beautiful jewellery is. Not only is the jewellery beautiful and sustainable, the extra impact of planting a tree for every order is something that we love! If we can all do something little, it will add up to extraordinary.

 

What sort of products can your customers find in your store? 

We have an emphasis on upcycled and environmentally friendly, so alongside One Happy Leaf, you will find Tread and Pedals' clocks made from upcycled bicycle parts; cards by Ruby MacKinnon that are made from 100% recycled paper; Hunter Lab mens' products that only use natural ingredients; and so much more!

 

What do you love most about your store?

There are so many things that I love about Pookipoiga: I love that we are able to encourage our customers to shop consciously; I love being able to share the beautiful work of our artists; and I absolutely love being able to support the community - we donate a meal to the homeless through SecondBite with every purchase: they reduce the impact on landfill by rescuing excess foods from supermarkets, cafes and restaurants and redistribute to the homeless through community organisations.

 

You can visit Pookipoiga at 64 Bridge Road, Richmond Victoria




Anna Pardini
Anna Pardini

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Anna is the founder and designer behind One Happy Leaf - an eternal optimist, suburban veggie grower, coffee lover + chronic cat cuddler. She believes that together we can make small sustainable changes to our lives to make the world better + greener than yesterday.



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