“It’s all about putting smiles on people’s faces,” says Ruby Olive’s founder, Skye Anderton.
Ruby Olive, formed in 2010, is named after Skye’s grandmother, who the company’s journey is dedicated to.
“I started planning the company while in Africa, rapidly jotting notes down on this crappy piece of paper, and knew from the very start that I wanted to launch a line that both lives and breathes colour and texture.”
“Our jewellery and accessories are affordable, distinctive and fun pieces that inspire confidence, injecting, not literally, shots of joyful energy into whoever wears them,” says Skye.
“Here at Ruby Olive, we celebrate traditional skills and artisan craftsmanship, making it our mission to create sustainable products with a beautiful conscience and an ethical heart.”
Ruby Olive moved into CEA in November 2015.
“We were working out of my basement, this dark little dungeon, and wanted to get out of the house. We wanted a change of scenery and to be part of a community,” says Skye.“It’s hard to create a sense of community when you are not part of one. I love being part of the CEA community. It’s really opened my eyes up to not only other business in Brisbane, but also opportunities that I never would have known existed.”
“It’s hard to create a sense of community when you are not part of one. I love being part of the CEA community. It’s really opened my eyes up to not only other business in Brisbane, but also opportunities that I never would have known existed.”
Skye also takes part in CEA’s Creative Founders Forum, an exclusive business accelerator designed for founders of creative companies.
“It’s been great to be involved in the Founders Forum this year. Having in-depth discussions and talking through your business problems in such an open and honest way is simply priceless,” says Skye.
Skye is focused on the future, and plans to use CEA as a home base to grow and expand her company.
“We recently launched Ruby Olive in the US at the August NYNOW Gift fair. We were overwhelmed with the positive response, that something we’ve been umm-ing and ahh-ing over for a while has turned out to be a really awesome opportunity and we’re excited about what these new connections will bring.”
At the end of the day though, Ruby Olive’s mission remains focused on creating positive vibes.
“We want the product to make people stand up straight and be more confident. That’s what we do it for and it’s what sets us apart. We’re not about how much product we can sell. We’re about the end result of how our products can make people feel,” says Skye proudly.