Student Feature: Gina from Kit Maii – Unstoppable eCommerce

What does your online store sell and who does it help?

I sell a range of reusable, sustainable, eco-friendly products for people trying to reduce their use of single-use items and create less waste in their home and daily lives.

Tell us a little bit about your story? Why did you start your online store?

Our family lived in Asia for many years.  There we observed a lot of plastic, packaging and waste associated with nearly everything we purchased.

On returning to Australia, it was obvious there was so much waste here too.  I found myself learning from my adult children who were op-shop shopping, using reusable straws and cutlery and repurposing jars and generally thinking about purchasing items that could be used for a long time.

I then knew it was my turn to do my bit and this is when KitMaii (KitMy) which means ‘think new’ or ‘new way of thinking’ in Thai, was born.

I feel very fortunate to have met Megan and Karyn and undertook the Unstoppable Ecommerce Programme. (Nawww, Thanks heaps Gina).

Apart from the wonderful and comprehensive content of the programme, the amazing, supportive student alumni have been very important to all of us involved.  From drought to bushfires and now the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have workshopped ideas, offered suggestions and supported each other along the way.  This I believe is very important as many online business owners operate on their own and it can be quite lonely.

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