I started Alkaline after returning to South Africa after living in Vietnam for two and a half years. I never really considered myself to be a business owner, but I have always had a passion for creating. In effect, the business side developed from this passion. I began by making handmade soaps inspired by art and design, but have subsequently grown my collection to include unique jesmonite bathroom accessories and homeware. I do everything myself and I do mean everything, from designing the collections, creating them, mould making, photography, website building and social media. At alkaline, our products are inspired by art and interior design. The colours, textures and ingredients are carefully chosen to think of the relationship between usability, sustainability and design. alkaline was founded in the KZN, Midlands, South Africa in 2021 with a passion to create handcrafted products that encompass both sustainability and style. All of alkaline's products are thoughtfully designed whilst being practical. At alkaline I am passionate about offering a creative and distinct living, bathing and beauty experience.