03 / CREATING PURPOSE IN BEAUTY & SISTERHOOD
SM: In this issue, we’re focusing on the beauty of friendship and community of women worldwide! How do you personally resonate with this theme?
TM: As a human on this planet we all have bonds, things that tie us to something or someone. Having lived in more than 5 different countries throughout my life, that feeling of belonging and real friendships was hard to come by.
My closest female friends now are all over the world and exist mainly through my phone (thank goodness for the digital world we live in). But the true meaning of friendship is something I have had to learn the hard way and have learnt to truly appreciate over time because what is genuine will always be there no matter the time that has gone by or the distance between you; it is an everlasting bond, which to me is the beauty of relationships and what we represent at OERUM.
SM: How do you personally resonate with us here at Sage?
TM: Our shared mission to support, inspire and empower women across the globe to feel connected and uplifted. This is such an important message and a gesture we can all grow taller from.
SM: What’s been the best part of beginning the journey of OERUM? If you could share a few of your favorite moments with us, that would be great ?
TM: The feeling of independence and the achievement of making a life-long dream a reality. I will also never forget the intense feeling of happiness and sense of accomplishment that overcame me when that first order came in. And while in some ways we are going through that same start-up process since moving to the Netherlands and re-launching the brand earlier this year, I love thinking back to that time because it keeps me grounded and grateful for where we are today.
SM: At Sage, we strongly believe in the beauty of womanhood! Talk to us about the mission behind OERUM and how other women around the world connect to your brand and its story?
TM: We are on a mission to make sustainable fine jewellery the new norm, helping women around the world live a more conscious life and create a more meaningful bond with the jewellery that becomes a part of them. And for any women out there wanting to change any aspect in their life; I think the fear of failure is the biggest hurdle women face when deciding whether to take on their dreams or to play it safe. And while it can be terrifying at times and filled with uncertainties, I’d like to share a message that my mother always said to me because “you should never doubt what you can do because you can do anything you set your mind to”.
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