JM Leather Studio
Meet The Owner:
Meet Melissa and John of JM Leather Studio located in Sydney, NSW.
Tell Us A Little Something About Yourself
John and Mel, we are a couple based in Sydney, NSW. We are both registered nurses working in South Western Sydney. John and Mel create personalised products to celebrate individuality. They know that everyone possesses different skills and characteristics that contribute to a healthy team, relationship or community. JM leather studio was founded from this very idea. John loves the community engagement and creative aspects, and Mel flourishes in providing the best customer experience and the overall organisation of the company.
What Inspired You To Start Your Own Business?
We started creating personalised goods for our friends and family to make them smile. My friends sometimes found it difficult to find pre-made personalised products, so this small business allowed them that opportunity
What Does Your Business Offer, And What Makes It Unique?
We provide personalised leather products that can be used everyday. Our favourite product is the Badge Holder. As nurses, we always need our ID attached to us, so we were able to give our colleagues a sleek badge holder that they would be happy to pop on every day. We also currently have a collaboration with our long time friend Kate Berryman Design. She designs unique line drawings that we have available to stamp onto our range of leather products
What Does Your Journey Look Like?
We started in March 2019, slowly building our knowledge and experience in monogramming leather products. We started selling on etsy before designing our own website 6 months later. We are still a small business of just 2, learning and growing and hoping to create a loving community
Did You Always Think You'd Be Doing This?
This is our side hustle, as we are both registered nurses, during this time we are both very busy in this current climate. We both enjoy meeting new people with similar interests and this side hustle opened us up to meeting new people.
What Are The Most Rewarding And Challenging Parts Of Your Job And Owning Your Own Business?
Rewarding: creating beautiful unique products that our customers can show off. Challenging: juggling between full time nursing and this side hustle means alot of sleepless nights
Whats Your End Goal? The Moment You'll Know You've Achieved What You Want To?
We would love to be able to continue providing great quality products, expanding our range, and have the ability to do markets stalls where we can stamp for customers on the spot