I am very pleased to bring you another stockist feature. We’ll be featuring our fabulous stockists regularly here and we hope you enjoy learning more about them and their businesses.

Introducing Scamps Eco Boutique. If you haven’t heard of Scamps before their specialty is green products that love our earth and their range includes quality nursery furniture, reusable cloth nappies, beeswax crayons, hypoallergenic bath products and more. Scamps Eco Boutique is also a stockist of the Manduca soft-structured baby and kids carrier.

Read on as Louise Deed shares about her business:

Please share a bit about you and your family.

I’m married with two girls aged (almost) 5 and 2. Baby Deed #3 is due end of June so I imagine life will get even more hectic with three kids (well four if you count the husband!). I’m a Canterbury girl at heart but we made the move back North a couple of years ago for Glenn’s job so now we call Waiuku home. Life in the Deed household can be insanely busy at times but I love it and enjoy the challenge it presents.

Scamps Eco Boutique owner Louise with her family

When did you start Scamps Boutique and why?

During my first pregnancy I was trying to find eco friendly baby products and they just weren’t readily available in New Zealand. To change that I started to set up my home based business, Scamps Boutique. I officially opened our website at the beginning of 2007 when my eldest was a newborn. I haven’t looked back since! We have just celebrated four years in business and look forward to many more.

What do you like best about running your own business?

Everything! I love being able to work from home while still being able to care for my kids. It is a constant juggling act but that is part of the thrill of being a work from home mum. I must admit being my own boss has always been appealing and I am very lucky I have been able to make that dream come true.

What do you find most challenging about running your own business?

Finding the right balance between family/work and housework is definitely one of the most challenging factors about working from home. Some days I find it hard to stop working at 2.30pm and find myself responding to emails or on facebook when the kids are watching cartoons after preschool. I try to keep my nights free so I can spend some time alone with my husband but that doesn’t always happen.

What is your favourite product that you stock?

All of them! I don’t really have an overall favourite but I do have to say I am proud to be the exclusive NZ retailer for the Cushie Tushies cloth nappies.

Cushie Tushies Couture - Jungle Fever

One new brand that I have recently added to our range is the Flexi Bath. What I really like about this product is not only is it PVC and phthalates free, it has a non-slip bottom and surface, making it safe, comfortable and environmentally responsible. The FlexiBath folds easily together and is stored flat against the wall, in a cupboard, under a bed etc.

FlexiBath

What is your best selling product?

The Grovia cloth nappies are definitely my overall top selling product. I have noticed that customers buying habits change from month to month so what is popular this month isn’t always as popular next month.

GroVia modern cloth nappies

Onesie Bummsies bodysuit extenders are one of my most popular products, customers love them!

Onesie Bummsie Bodysuit extenders 3-pack in mint

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To celebrate their fourth birthday, Louise is running a ‘green babies and bumps’ photo competition with $1,000 in fantastic prizes up for grabs, including an Olive Manduca baby and child carrier. For more information about the competition and to find out how to enter click here! Entries close on 30 April 2011.

Thank you Louise for sharing about your business. We are pleased to have you in the My Natural Baby family!

Helen
My Natural Baby

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