JD& Michael Gardner are a couple who in their own words, are living the dream of turning their hobby into a flourishing business.
It's a passion for homemade products & one which the shoppers at the markets have taken to with a passion
Here's what they shared:
How was your business created?
In many ways it was created out of the Covid pandemic, I was tired of the daily grind of my job & decided to turn my hobby into a business. I’m an auto electrician by trade, and I was just getting fed up, so we just decided one day to go for it, and hence Monkeyverse was born with innovative products for the whole family
Where are you based?
We’re based in Goodna, and we source recycled and reclaimed wood all over the Ipswich area do we are recycling it in a way that is eco-friendly and treated in a way that is always safe to give them a new life and purpose
What is MonkeyVerse about?
In a word, MonkeyVerse is all about creative, home décor that is good for the planet. It’s inventive, creative and won’t break your budget everything is affordable
What sort of stuff do you make?
We specialise in all things wood such as fun signs, folding picnic tables, coasters, trays, caddies, shelving, storage stands and their most popular item, plant stands. Lots of plant stands!
What is your best selling item?
The 5-tiered plant stand, which Michael can’t make fast enough for his customers in his workshop at home
Anything else we should know?
We have partnered with One Tree Planted, and for every $100 spent at our stand one tree is planted to help forests recover because we are true believers in sustainability
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