Eliza O’Sullivan says she always dreamed of starting her own business. She relished the design classes she took in high school, eventually enrolling in a full-time folio preparation course. From there, she made her way into RMIT to study a Bachelor of Art in Textile Design.
But despite her long-held love of her craft, Eliza only started Mosey Me after eight years of ‘manifesting’ her now-successful brand!
‘I gave myself a deadline of my 30th birthday to launch my business, so just after I turned 29, my website went live with a small collection of Melbourne made tableware! I was still working full time and just navigating what it felt like to finally have my work out to the world,’ Eliza says.
‘It felt good to take the first step in curating the life that I yearned for, one that worked better for me and that felt more creatively fulfilling.’
The brand started out with tableware, which Eliza could hand-paint and print locally herself, before consciously expanding to bed linen with the help of a factory in India.
‘We have been careful to grow and expand our product offering at a measured pace. Our collaborations have been a really fun way to add flourish to our core ranges whilst also getting to work alongside some amazing creatives and friends,’ Eliza adds.
Mosey Me has also collaborated on shoes with Nelson Made, apparel with Lois Hazel and Hew clothing, bags with Simetrie, and ceramics with Arcadia Scott!
While her love of moodboards and themes of strong women, sisterhood, colour and art have remained as key inspirations behind her designs, Eliza says a lot has changed five years into her growing brand. Her hardest challenge has been making the transition from being a textile designer to a business owner.
‘I’m a true creative at heart, and have had to develop new skill sets to be able to manage the production, logistics, e-commerce, operations, and financial aspects of Mosey,’ she explains.
‘Behind every finished Mosey product is countless hours of dreaming, dozens of emails, rejected samples, logistical nightmares (and sometimes tears!) – but the finished result is seeing Mosey in the beautiful homes of our customers which makes it all worth it.’
You can shop Mosey Me’s designs here, and follow Eliza here.