My daughter is 4 now and I have been using permanent markers on her bottles, bag and everything she takes to school and I won’t lie, there has been nothing permanent about the marks. In December, Ida and I were lucky to have been introduced to such awesome labels when Laura reached out to us on Instagram. She asked if we would be keen to test out her labels because she knows we have two girls in preschool, and we said, “YES PLEASE!”
We got the labels just before the girls started school and they have been a game changer for us.
The story behind Laura’s Labels is very inspiring and we wanted to share it with you:
Laura’s Labels was born out of firstly my being a single mom and needing to find a way I could make some extra income to make ends meet. Being a single mom has many challenges one of the biggest being financial. A few months ago I ordered some labels for my nieces based in Zimbabwe and had so many of their friends parents asking to place orders from me and I quickly saw the gap in Zim. I did some research and realised that the suppliers that were supplying labels in Zim weren’t supplying as many types of labels as my packs had and their prices were a lot higher. I then decided to take advantage of this and spoke to my supplier to bring in bulk orders from Zim and get a discounted rate. They agreed and within a month I had a company name, logo, flyers, pricing structure and had started advertising. We supply to Malawi and Zimbabwe, with Zimbabwe bringing in our largest client base at the moment. We also supply to South Africa and the client base has grown over the last two months.
We have two packages, a standard pack that comes with 165 labels and a premium that comes with 275 labels. We have also just introduced a theme range which mostly pre-school and primary parents would be interested in and the details of this can also be found on Facebook or WhatsApp. I am hoping to expand the business to include a few more products such as allergy stickers and birthday / party stickers as the year progresses. A step at a time!
Our clients have been very happy with the product and we find they are often surprised once they receive the labels just how versatile they are. The prices differ according to country so we ask clients to contact us on whatsApp (+27 61 019 4330), Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit Facebook or Instagram for more information.
We hope that you will show support to an innovative mompreneur and give Laura’s labels a try. How is it having your kids back at school? Have you settled into a routine yet?