Sollos is under new ownership!

Sollos is under new ownership!

We are excited to announce that Sollos is moving into new ownership this week! While we are sad to say goodbye, we're happy to be passing the reins of Sollos into the friendly and capable hands of Cathy and Sharon Bouma.

Thank you to Disa, Sandy, Emma, and Lee for helping us nurture Sollos through its tumultuous first two years!

Disa is moving onward and upward (well, actually south, to Wānaka) and as today is her last day in the shop, we would like to acknowledge the incredible part she has played in bringing Sollos to fruition, from her thoughtful curation of beautiful products, to her support and advice, and the wonderful community and lasting friendships she has formed around Sollos.

As customers or suppliers to Sollos, thank you so much for being part of that community. We are leaving you in good hands!

With gratitude,

Jason and the (previous) Sollos team


A note from Cathy...

We are very excited to be taking over Sollos and are absolutely committed to running an ethical business which supports local makers to sell their beautiful creations.

A quick introduction about who we are – many of you will know me already, I am Cathy Bouma from Tuahiwi Botanicals and I am partnering up with my sister-in-law, Sharon Bouma. I have been running Tuahiwi Botanicals for over five years, making botanical and herbal products and running workshops on my property in Tuahiwi. I have also been involved in Pay It Forward, the Kowhai Collective, and many markets including Encraftment. My involvement in Sollos will be mostly in running the financial side of the business, and working the odd days in the shop, as I really can’t spend too much time away from my garden!

Sharon will be managing the shop full-time, as she is passionate about retail – in fact – owning a shop has been her dream for a long time. She has loads of experience in retail especially gift ware, and has previously been a store manager for Acquisitions. She is a talented visual merchandiser with a passion for customer service and already has a million ideas running around her head. I think her family may not be seeing too much of her in the next few months!

We look forward to seeing you in the shop, and to continue your support as either a customer or a supplier to Sollos.



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