Meet Jenna Little, the creative behind Jlee textiles. This 22 year old from Bendigo Victoria is making her mark on the industry by producing cushions that are always evolving with new prints and designs. Jenna has been taught by the best, her mummy Carol, who is actively involved in the business. Jenna tells me that she currently works full time at Workspace Australia, a non for profit organisation that provides small business incubator centres throughout regional Victoria assisting them with social media and website design among other things. The Jlee brand is a part time gig, but if you ask me, it's full time as Jenna works on her brand before and after work and weekends! Now this is one hell of a busy girl! Jenna says "I have a very busy schedule, and a lot of planning is required to get everything done but I wouldn’t have it any other way".
Jenna takes her inspiration from everyday objects and patterns, flicking through magazines and searching through her Pantone colour chips. Jenna is also very lucky to have a group of creative friends around her, where they are able to share ideas, discuss the challenges of running a small business, encourage each other and share their achievements. This in fact drives more motivation and brings the 'keep going' attitude. When running a small business I believe this is a vital aspect. As I have always said 'Your vibe attracts your tribe' and the Jlee brand have got it right!
I asked Jenna what is her favourite product that she produces? Like most creatives it is extremely hard to pick just one. Jenna says "Oh this is a hard one, I love creating all of our products! I couldn’t just pick one favourite as the love the process of creating all of our products".
If you thought Jenna is busy now, well things are just about to get a whole lot busier! When asked what's next? Jenna replied with this... "There is always new exciting projects and ideas brewing here at Jlee. I will let you in on a little secret through… I am about to sign up to complete my Diploma in Interior Design, I cannot wait! For those that know me I can never do just one thing at once, always have to have a million things on the go! But that’s the way I like it, can never sit still for too long". Wow this girl is a whole lot of epic! I love it! Kind of reminds me of a younger me! haha
So what does Jenna enjoy most about Jlee Textiles? "Working closely with our clients to create home décor to fit into their homes. I love being in the studio printing products and being able to create one of a kind prints. I love working with colour and mixing the inks to create different tones. Most of all I love running a small business that allows me to indulge in my creative side". Spoken like a true passionate creative!
Jlee currently has a range of cushions exclusive to Kreo Home alongside her Spring/Summer collection, click here to view the Jlee the range xx
Product styling and photography by Raw Styling.