Small Business Spotlight: Louise from Illume Partyware

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Tell us about yourself (location, family, hobbies) I live in Sydney, Australia with my husband, 2 children Aleksandar and Angelina. I believe that a birthday, wedding, christening or any milestone is worth celebrating! Parties are a good reason to bring family and friends together. In my family we love to celebrate anything that involves a cake.
 
Tell us a bit about your business Illume Partyware is a stylish high end fashionable partyware brand, every product is design by us in Sydney, Australia. We offer everything you need for your next birthday, wedding, kids party or any other fancy festivity.
 
What is the best part of owning your business? I love that I am able to design and create products that I believe in and I can share them with others all over the world. After working for many years with other companies to their design briefs I love that I now have the freedom to create and design products for my own brand Illume Partyware.
 
What are the biggest challenges? Companies overseas copying our designs and claiming them their own, we have even had companies steal our images and use them on their own website.
 
Party trends for 2016? Naked cakes and cake-toppers with numbers or names written out in calligraphy. Cake topper are so easy to use and make any cake look fabulous.


Biggest achievement of 2016?
Being able to make a living in this extremely competitive party industry. I have spend many years building the brand Illume Partyware and we are finally being recognised world wide. I am so proud to have a brand that is now known across the other side of the world. And that customers still call or email with excitement that they have found our products.
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