During a Hiatus in my ‘normal’ work life, where I became a stay at home mum, I asked myself what I could possibly do to continue contributing to the household.
At this point in my life, I had dabbled in a lot of things: business administration, direct sales, in-person and remote customer service and communication but I didn’t really see myself stuck behind a desk doing a 9 to 5 again, specially since I have some recurrent health issues (a lot of hospital appointments) and being a full-time mum of 2 boys.
This is where it struck me! As far as I remember, there have always been plants in my family. I was used to see my parents grow them all the time, roses, indoor plants, flowers, vegetables or even fruits. I used to grow corn from seeds when I was a teenager for pocket money!
Cumulating my back office and sales experience, a dream started to germinate in my mind born from my love of plants: building my own online plant business and one day owning my very own nursery! This is how Jungle Africa started, as a plants and accessories nursery.
Since then, challenges around plant shipping and the increase in popularity for plant accessories have driven me to give a brand new direction to my business.
I have thus combined my dream of having my own plant nursery and my fascination for jewellery into a plant-related accessories business.
Anne, born on a tropical Island surrounded by plants in the Indian Ocean.