Meet Our Girl Boss Cathy
Indie and Harper believe it or not is yet to have its 3rd birthday! With only two and a half years in operation, our beautiful bohemian online jewellery store, based in Australia, has quickly grown to become a successfully global online store, currently celebrating our 150K follower milestone on Instagram. With over two and a half years under our belt of long days and sleepless nights, the dream of Indie and Harper has quickly turned into a reality as a result of the hard work, commitment and extreme dedication our beautiful and inspiring ‘girl boss’, Cathy has put into growing and developing her business.
“When I first started the business, I was pretty much working from the moment I woke up until I went to bed late at night… I was handling all of the social media, website, photography, packing orders… Often my husband and I would be up until the early hours of the morning packing orders after the kids were asleep!!! And then getting up all night with the kids. Then up at the crack of dawn to start my day all over again! There wasn’t much rest in those first 2 and a half years…”
Named after two of her beautiful children, Cathy started her business, Indie and Harper from home, working tirelessly on everything business related, from sourcing beautiful, high- quality bohemian and gypsy inspired jewellery, to building the brands social media and online following, all while somehow juggling her three beautiful girls and gorgeous husband. (We seriously admire how our beautiful manager taught herself how to be the ultimate ‘girl boss’ and ‘mum queen’ at the same time). Cathy continues to inspire and motivate each of us with her passion, dedication and most importantly her ‘go get em’ attitude to all things business.
Over the years the Indie and Harper team of fashion and jewellery enthusiasts has grown from one to ten. Our girly ‘dream team’ started off working from Cathy’s house, making do with what we had, to eventually working in our current amazingly spacious warehouse where all the Indie and Harper magic now happens!
“Cathy: Only a few months ago the girls were coming to my house every day to work so there was literally no escape for me! The days my kids weren’t in day care were often spent jumping all over my employees and drawing on their arms or sitting on their laps wanting to play! Most days one of my employees would have to hold my littlest bubs so I could go and have a shower (which was a nice little perk J). We have since moved the business to an actual proper work place and it has been one of the best decisions I have made to date. Now I can detach from my work and really be there for my family again. I have also been lucky enough to find a great bunch of girls who I trust wholeheartedly to help run my business when im not there. It was initially hard to ‘let go’ of certain things as the business grew but im still learning as I go and the balance is finally starting to actually happen”
Here at Indie and Harper we are all about the bohemian way of life; don’t take things too seriously and do what makes you happy. Each and every one of our bohemian and gypsy inspired jewels allows our customers the chance to stand out from the crowd and live their own mermaid tale or gypsy lifestyle.