"live simply, love generously, learn constantly"

"live simply, love generously, learn constantly"

From Adelaide with love...

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved making things. I started out with dolls clothes then in my teenage years I took the big step of launching my own fashion label.

On weekends, I sold my designs at Adelaide design markets like Gillies Street Market and Rundle Street Markets. My style is romantic, elegant and distinctive and the feedback I got from customers assured me I was on the right track.

Then the corporate world beckoned and I moved to the bright lights of Sydney to help market some of the world’s most recognisable beverage brands.

It was hectic, high flying and rewarding but I still craved the satisfaction of using my hands to make unique, artisanal products.

So when I moved back to Adelaide to be closer to my extended family, I started making high quality candles in our back yard and that’s when the Hayley Kate label was re-born.

Now I’m back selling my wares in markets and loving the contact and feedback I get from my customers. Having lived away from home for a couple of years, it’s been wonderful to re-connect with the important people in my life and share their special celebrations.

So when I make candles, I’m always striving to create a product that I know will be really special and appreciated as a gift that you give to the special people in your life – or as a treat for yourself.