Today we’d like to introduce you to Bailey Salts.
Hi Bailey, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I took 7 months off of work during the pandemic while my partner was able to safely work from home, For me, it was the reset that I needed. I finally had time to create and co-create with my partner. I taught myself h0w to draw, use programs that had always intimidated me, & my fiancé and I had time to be creative. it started out as a simple Topo Chico bottle drawing with the words “Barista Tears” as the wording. I am a barista and it was more of a drawing for my friends. We shared the photo asking if people would be interested in pins made with this design and within a day we had 30 presales! We were encouraged to continue to create and have been having a fun time blending our Hispanic heritage with modern day references.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Luckily, we have had more ups than downs so far! (knock on wood) But of course, we’ve had our downs. Either not triple checking measurements, or over/under ordering items. it’s fun to sell out but it’s tough when you order a lot of a product and it just sits there. finding a balance is key.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I (Bailey) am a barista at Dark Horse Coffee Roasters & work my small shop full time. It’s been fun balancing both jobs because they allow me to be creative but in different ways. At DH, I can practice my latte art and at home, I practice drawing. Working at the cafe also helps me be able to communicate with customers and vendors/wholesalers which has gone a long way when it comes to running my shop.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
You can find our products at Artelexia in North Park, Casa Xovi in Barrio Logan, Tiger Eye in Golden Hill and Brew Bar in Chula Vista.
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