It’s no secret that we have some serious talent right here in South Australia. We have strong, inspirational business leaders across all industries – but what might surprise you (or maybe not?) is the level of up and coming talent right here in Adelaide. That’s right – “Kidpreneurs” are on the rise here in Adelaide. Youngsters that have started their own business and are absolutely smashing it. Some have seen a gap in the market, some have taken a hobby or interest and turned it into a profitable business and some are doing what they can to raise money and support causes close to their heart.
We all know supporting local businesses is SO important, but how about supporting local AND supporting the next generation? We feel good knowing the South Australian economy will one day in the hands of these superstars!
Plants & Hearts is run by the very talented Zoey, who at just ten years old has created a range of products for teens and tweens inspired by essential oils.
Zoey makes room sprays, roll on perfumes, lip balms and more. She has signature scents that will motivate you, assist in falling asleep or help you focus. They are all made from scratch and contain only natural ingredients. All of Plants & Hearts products and packaging are also plastic-free, woohoo! Keep Plants & Hearts in mind next time you need a gift or a treat for yourself – your mind, body and heart will thank you!
Every months, Plants & Hearts chooses a charity and donates 10% of all sales to that organisation – how fantastic is that?
To check out the range or place an order, head to the Plants & Hearts Facebook page.
Taking on the world one candle at a time!
Twilight Wicks is a gorgeous little candle business that’s run by Addison (10 years) and proudly supported by her family and the local community. When Addison is not attending to her table at various local markets, she’s pouring her candles ready for curing and then packed for sale.
Addison’s passion for candles grew when she would often ask if she could include a candle in gifts that her or the family were giving. Coming up with the idea to make her own, making the gift extra special because it was made by her, made with love. Twilight Wicks range currently consists of eight various scented candles with the plan to expand her candles and range by the end of the year.
Originally, starting in the kitchen of the family home Addison now produces her amazing candles in the workshop from their north-eastern home. Taking orders via her Instagram page @addywtw when not selling at local markets.
Twilight Wicks lives by their motto “if you are ever in a position to help someone, you help” and therefore have made the decision to give back whereby at the end of each month 10% of all profits made go to various charities supporting the local community.
Follow this amazing Kidpreneur and her passion and all updates at @addywtw
Stuck for a gift idea, or maybe you just want to treat yourself? Support a kidpreneur and grab some gorgeous button earrings from Ava Rose by Ava!
Her cute button earrings are $9 each and made with stainless backings – great for those with sensitive ears.
You can purchase them via the Uneeke Facebook page by clicking here.
Aaliyah was adopted from Kenya as a baby by her Australian mum. Now 18 Aaliyah is on a mission to help girls who she says “could have been her.” Her organization Maisha Flow operating under In2EdAfrica is on a mission to provide at least a million girls in Kenya with access to uninterrupted education through the provision of sanitary products. Aaliyah has started doing public speaking in Adelaide to raise money and was recently a finalist in the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards. She has also created her own coloring books which she sells as fundraisers for period poverty.
Aaliyah has stepped out of her comfort zone and pushed herself into understanding that her life in Australia can leverage support for thousands of girls in Kenya and beyond. In finding her purpose she has become a conduit for helping others.
We first came across eight year old Max at a market and immediately fell in love with his unique style of clay earrings. We got chatting to Max and his lovely Mum, Nicole who runs Black Boho Australia. Max suffers from ASD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, he is a perfectionist, suffers from auditory processing disorder & he’s an empath – put all of these together you have one very unique & special child who just loves to make others happy. Max, your gorgeous earrings certainly do make us happy!
He started his business after helping his Mum and finding the process so relaxing – Max now has his own range, the “Love Max” line of earrings. He has an eye for colour and makes earrings of all different shapes and sizes. We challenge you to choose just one favourite pair – it’s an impossible task, they are all so stylish and unique.
His earrings start from just $4.50 and are perfect for gifts or a treat for yourself!
Need something named? Or need a fun label so something around the house or your work? Get in touch with Charli & Co Labels!
They do teacher gifts, labels for drink bottles, bags, hats, all sorts of containers and more.
Have a chat to Charli & Co to see what they can whip up for you!
99 Per Cent Marley
12-year-old Marley started his business after not winning the lottery house and not being able to fulfill his dream of providing his mum with a house of her own. When Marley didn’t win his mum asked him what he could do to earn his own money to buy his own house. And 99%Marley was born. Marley created a clothing line and podcast called 99seconds with Marley. He created three hashtags #99%Kindness #99%Gratitude and #99%Courage which came as a result of his family having lived the opposite of these virtues. With kindness, gratitude and courage at the core of his mission, Marley interviews people about their thoughts on his hashtags in just 99 seconds. Marley uses his profits to contribute to two schools he and his mum built in Kenya in 2019 and through his business has learned the value of shifting from a consumer to a contributor. Marley is a keen scooter rider and loves trampolining and applies learning these skills into running his business.
Amalia Malaika Candles & Soaps
Amalia started her business when she was 6 with the intention of making the world more loving. At 8 she has certainly done that. Profits from Amalia’s fashion design, candles, and soaps go towards running educational development programs in Kenya, where in 2019 she helped build a school on land in a slum in Nairobi. Amalia’s work has contributed to the education of 200 children in Kenya, 30 children who receive dance and drumming lessons and she contributed towards the purchase of a sewing machine that her older sister uses to employ a lady to make washable sanitary pads.
Amalia makes her products with love and commitment and in doing what she loves to do creates impact for others. She has appeared on radio and television and look out for her in the upcoming Barefoot Investor book for kids.