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Small Business Breakfast: Milk & Mustard - Little Observationist
Meet Marisa, whose vibrant, colourful and positive children’s prints I was instantly attracted to when I first saw them. She’s relatively new to owning her own business, but has a really solid product line, is genuine in her approach to social media and marketing her work, and is absolutely lovely in person as well. Below, she talks about what sets her prints apart from others who target a similar audience, the story behind the name “Milk & Mustard”, and the recent launch of her whimsical new collection of cards. LITTLE OBSERVATIONIST: Give us your tweet-sized elevator pitch. What’s your business all about?MARISA WESTCOTT: I design typographic prints for kids aimed at growing their sense of empowerment and self belief, using positive affirmations and inspirational quotes. I also create personalised prints to mark childhood milestones. LO: Now tell us more: What sets you apart from your competition?MW: I think there are a lot of beautiful nursery prints that are available. However, I wanted to offer something that would have real meaning to children and their parents, that goes beyond the usual nursery rhyme wording, which is where I came up with the concept of using inspirational quotes and word play to …