I wrote this 'About' section approximately fifty thousand times - but discovered that writing in third-person is a quick way to make a shop sound completely lame and forgettable.
So - I'm just going to write it first person, and ultimately tell you COME IN AND SAY HELLO if you can, but if not - go nuts online (and let me quickly remind you how much your purchase means to me as a small business owner. THANK YOU.)
As you'll see from the webshop - Kate and Abel is full of all sorts of products... books, specialist magazines, blankets, taxidermy, knives, ceramics, cards, kitchenware and loads more - but the shop is anchored around our in-house hat brand, St. Saviours.
I started St. Saviours in East London back in 2009. It was a spare bedroom/ hobby/ market-stall /side project which turned into a full-time job. After a few years of smashing it in the Big Smoke (not really, but let's just pretend) - I moved back to Australia and in 2013, and opened Kate and Abel inside MANY 6160 in Fremantle.
MANY, via Spacemarket, is a series of space activation projects (read more about them here) - which is where most of my time outside the shop is diverted. We find big empty spaces, and put people in them - mainly creative small businesses - so I'm often chatting to people about their business ideas and seeing how or if we can help make them work.
In November 2019 I opened a pop-up shop at 8 Market Street in Fremantle - as an interim option while we searched for the next MANY retail location. I'm not sure how long we'll be here (especially with the Covid-19 craziness) but chances are I'll be in Fremantle, in some form or another, till the end of my days!