First up is Brosa, a company that wants to disrupt the traditional business structure of furniture stores.
They were unhappy that customers foot the bill for the associated costs of transporting, importing, and selling wholesale products. Brosa eliminates the middleman so you can buy premium furniture without breaking the bank. They handle everything in-house, from designing the product to delivery, and have skilled makers based in Australia, China, and India.
Brosa’s founders have grown and managed their business due to prior experience with e-commerce stores and marketing.
You can use your knowledge in other areas of the business world to build your company. Just make sure that you’re treating your customers fairly regardless of how you establish yourself.
Furniture makers Fyrn designs and manufactures furniture they boldly want to stand the test of time.
How do they achieve this? They strongly believe their patented Stemn bracket is enough to make their chairs durable, replaceable, and simplistic. This design means that Fyrn can offer customers the choice between buying chairs unassembled or preassembled.
Fyrn achieves this while also being an eco-friendly manufacturing business.
Fyrn sources its material from responsible suppliers and delivers its products in recyclable packaging. They want to give customers a chance to purchase environmentally friendly products and become less dependent on disposable culture.
If you believe you have found a new way of working, don’t be afraid to exploit that. Just make sure to get it patented if you do think it’s a revolutionary way of working.
3. Dazzling Spaces
Dazzling Spaces are the go-to for any manufacturer looking for inspiration for their store.
The website might seem simple, but don’t let that fool you. This allows Dazzling Spaces to highlight products while giving you the menus to navigate around their pages easily. But this isn’t the biggest reason why they’re crushing it on Shopify.
Dazzling Spaces make all their products themselves, giving them complete control of the workflow, from production to sales.
They offer eco-friendly, energy-efficient products across several sales channels, including:
- Bespoke D2C
Dazzling Spaces highlight the importance of leveraging your products across your sales channels.
4. Stone Forest
For those looking to turn their hobby into a business, here is Stone Forest for your inspiration.
The company is a group of artisans and designers dedicated to bringing nature’s essential energy and beauty into people’s lives. The founder pinpoints his passion for carving stones during his early 20s as a rock climbing and river guide. During this period, he became fascinated with the natural beauty of his surroundings and began sculpting blocks of stone in his spare time.
Stone Forst uses natural materials when carving award-winning artifacts, ranging anywhere from sinks to garden fountains.
Stone Forest is proof that you can turn your hobbies and interests into a business.
5. Soaring Heart
Introducing Soaring Heart, who dedicates themselves to making sure customers have an undisturbed sleep with their mattresses.
The mattresses are handcrafted, make to order products, which use the finest organic and all-natural materials. They’ve chosen these toxin-free materials since natural materials are proven to help relieve arthritis, chronic pain, and allergies. Soaring Heart is a long-standing business operating for the past 30 years because they have been able to keep up with the change in technology (particularly toward online shopping).
The business also donates profit toward charities and offers scholarships for those looking to study in the field of sleep. They base their values around the three C’s:
Comfort, craftsmanship, and community.
Ensure that you’re a step ahead of any technological advancements or changes in how consumers use technology. Even if it doesn’t affect your business directly, you should be mindful that it may become the norm in the future.