Retailer: Ruby Orchard

Ruby Orchard is a beautiful store that sells a collection of items and we are so grateful to be able to partner with Hannah and her team in Kwazulu Natal. If you are doing a road trip through the Midlands or you live in that part of town – Ruby Orchard is a must visit. Hannah took some time out of her busy day to tell us a little bit about the store.

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WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?

Nestled in a little corner of the Midlands. You’ll find us at Yard 41 on the corner of Mare St, Main St and Karkloof Road – Howick, KZN.

TELL US HOW THE SHOP STARTED:

The shop started by accident!  My father in law owned a picture framing business where the Ruby Orchard is now, I went to a supplier to buy picture frames for him and bought a few other décor items to sell in the framing shop.  They sold… so I bought a few more… they sold… so I found a few new suppliers and bought some more ceramics, pots and décor items.

Before long I had taken over the first room of the framing business with my wares, then the second room, then the third, then we converted the offices into retail space and closed the picture framing business!

I headed to some auctions to bid for and buy some old pieces of furniture to display the goods on, customers wanted to buy the furniture… so I started selling the furniture!  We now have a team of six staff and are open seven days a week!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR SHOP?

I have a business motto… I will only put in the shop what I would have in my home.  I just love all the products we stock, especially the refurbished and raw furniture.  I just have to stop myself taking the products home!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE A LOVE SUPREME PRODUCT AND WHY?

The new oven gloves are beautiful, well priced and functional.  Just can’t decide which design I prefer… delicious monster or leaves!

DESCRIBE YOUR SHOP IN 3 WORDS:

Natural, Homely, Refreshing

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