Dream up the summer gone, basking in the sun on the golden sands of the beach in Byron Bay, and no doubt the gorgeous roundie by The Beach People will come to mind.  Fast becoming an Australian icon, these gorgeous towels represent every part of style and dreaminess once could lust over in a summer.  We recently caught up with the sister’s behind The Beach People, Emma and Victoria to hear more about what inspired their stunning creation, where they’re going next, and how they stay grounded  as the world gets swept up by the roundie.

 

OC:  WHERE ARE YOU + WHAT’S THE TIME?

V+E:  We are based in Northern New South Whales Australia (near Byron Bay) and it 3:30 in the afternoon.


OC:  TELL US A BIT ABOUT WHAT YOU DO

V+E:   We are The Beach People fine makers of round towels and sea essentials.


OC:  WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?

V+E:  We love creating beautiful and functional sea wears to bring bliss to your sea adventures.


OC:  WHAT SACRIFICES HAVE YOU HAD TO MAKE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR?

V+E:  We are a sister duo, Victoria and I (Emma) both kicked our day jobs to the curb sacrificing our 40hr work weeks to work 50hrs + for the fun of it. We are all or nothing kinda girls, giving it everything we got!


OC:  WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

V+E:  Family, friends, good food and days by the sea!


OC:  TELL US ABOUT A HIGH POINT IN YOUR CAREER

V+E:  The best thing is seeing everyday people enjoying our Roundies all around the globe. It warms the soul, we loved creating The Beach People and we are stoked you all like it too.

 

OC:  NOW TELL US ABOUT A LOW POINT

V+E:  Everyday is full of new challenges but that’s what makes it exciting. When we first started almost 2 years ago we sold out of all our stock in 3 weeks…It created a crazy demand for our products which also created new challenges controlling stock etc. I wouldn’t say low point more a learning point!


OC:  WHAT DID YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET OUT OF THERE?

V+E:  You don’t need to know anything really, just be a doer, think smart and give it everything you got. Put all your eggs in one basket and give it go!!


OC:  WHAT’S YOUR COFFEE ORDER?

Victoria:  Long black, sometimes on ice.

Emma:  Tea usually lemon myrtle or peppermint.


OC:  WHAT KICK ASS DAILY HABITS DO YOU HAVE IN PLACE?

Victoria:  My husband Jesse and I totally switch off on the weekends. When you run your own business it’s easy to work, work, work, but I think it’s important to switch off, recharge and come back to work on Monday full of energy.

Emma:  I have two young children Lucia 3y and Daisy 2y, life is busy. I love enjoying the end of the day with a cup of tea and a piece of dark chocolate. I find that little ritual reminds my body to relax.


OC:  HOW DO YOU GENERATE NEW IDEA’S?

V+E:  Having time out to clear our heads is an important part of the process. Music, art and nature inspire us daily.


OC:  IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO START YOUR CAREER OVER AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY?

V+E: Oh nothing… All the mistakes make you a better person. Our journey isn’t perfect but who’s is!?


OC: IF YOU COULD SHARE ONE PIECE OF BUSINESS ADVICE WITH OTHERS WHAT WOULD IT BE?

V+E:  Oh nothing… All the mistakes make you a better person. Our journey isn’t perfect but who’s is!?


OC:  WHAT DO THE NEXT FEW MONTHS HOLD?

V+E:  So much! We have just finished setting up our US office in time for the summer. We are currently working overtime to launch some exciting new sea essentials and are also working on some beautiful collaborations which we can’t wait to share with you all soon…


OC:  GIVE US THE 3 WORDS OTHER PEOLE WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOU

V+E:  No fuss, kind and generous (hopefully) :)

 

To find out more about The Beach People, and get your hands on the endless summer, head over to their website >> thebeachpeople.com.au