METRO MANILA / LIFESTYLE / Crafts
Founder: Jillian Kong
1. What got you started with this brand? What was your inspiration? What is the idea/concept behind it?
Growing up, I always loved the idea of personalized stationery. I found notebooks and notepads with my name printed on them special and unique. I gave a lot of personalized gifts to my friends, and I noticed how they were cherished. Having something as simple as a notepad personalized would mean so much because people would know that each item is unique and specific to each person–just like how each person is unique and specific.
2. What is your personal favorite product from your brand?
I put a lot of heart into each of my products by only choosing the best quality of items, so in a sense they’re all dear to me. But if I were to choose which one was my favorite, I would have to say the Rainbow Charms. A rainbow is a symbol for hope and new beginnings, and I think that it is a much needed reminder for everybody during this season.
3. What do you want people to experience with your brand/product(s)?
I want to spread light and happiness during this time of uncertainty. We are currently in a season of fear and anxiety, and I want to give people a sense of joy and consistency through our products.
4. What tips and advice can you give to entrepreneurs who are just starting out or are planning to start their own brand?
Have faith in yourself and in everything you do. There will be days where it seems like you’re not doing enough, and it’s okay. Just take it one day at a time. With consistent diligence and discipline, know that everything will all fall into place.
5. What’s next for your brand?
Moon & Oak will be dropping our first collection of limited edition notepads and bundles by the end of February. It will center on a special theme close to my heart and it will only be available for a whole month, so stay tuned! Here’s a hint: it’s related to animals.
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