Ever since I was 15 years old. I dreamt of one day owning a family business. With customers that I love. My rural business is a dream come true. One of the highlights of my life. ~Carol❤️
Who We Are
My partner, Victor Pleshev. An architect. And me. Carol Jones. The CEO of my market research consultancy. Lost everything in Australia’s 1992 ‘recession we had to have’. We rose up from the ashes. By reinventing ourselves. And doing what everyone said we couldn’t do. We built a worldwide business from broke. From a remote rural property. Before the internet. Email. Or call waiting. Came to our rural village.
This is our story.
I get asked lots of questions about how to do things. I like to share the answers that I find. I am still a market researcher at heart! The Centres Of Learning. Is my fount of information. Curated by me.
Transition To Australian Designers & Makers
My partner. And I. Have morphed from. Victor Pleshev, Architect. And Carol Jones, Market Research Consultant.
Australian Designers & Makers.
We designed 8 products. Which are made in rural Australia. With love and care. By men and women who have a disability.
Every product solves a problem. Is a joy to use. And comes with a love it. Or send it back. No questions asked. Guarantee.
These Are Our Products. Click The Links To Find Out More.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover is our signature product. Loved in 30 countries. Because. It solves every problem you hate about ironing board covers.
The Best Boy Pressing Cloth saves you from scorching. Or burning. A piece of fabric. It’s also perfect for protecting your iron from all those logos on T-shirts that melt under the heat of your iron.
Carrying firewood into your house. In your arms. Is a messy business. Both you. And the floors in your house. Look like a saw mill when you’re done. The Log Lugger keeps you clean. Your house clean. And. Quite simply. Takes the chore out of bringing firewood inside. Perfect for you. And your parents. Who might be struggling with the weight of firewood in their arms.
Laundry bags hang by their drawstring. And choke when you try to put garments inside. Which means you’re wrangling with them every time you use them. You don’t need to. Mr Chin’s Laundry Bag not only solves that problem. But is beautiful hanging in your bathroom. And is ever so perfect for travelling. Have a look.
I love to cook. Am a baker at heart of all things delicious. And. After a session in my kitchen. Covered in flour. I look like the scullery maid. But my clothes are pristine clean. Because. My very BIG Roadworks Apron covers all of me.
From 1994. To 2008. Victor and I travelled 60,000kms per year. Exhibiting our products at any event that would let us set up a microphone. And spruik. That’s a lot of nights staying in motels. Packing. And unpacking suitcases. I polish my dress boots to a mirror shine every day. So I don’t want the polish from my shimmering boots. Causing mayhem in my luggage. By smearing itself all over my clothes. Ditto for the soles of my boots. That why. You. Like me. Should pack your shoes in a Travel Bug Shoe Bag.
Exhibiting at The Royal Canberra Show. A professional dancer purchased several of our Travel Bug Shoe Bags. To store her dancing shoes in. She asked if we made a fragrance sachet she could tuck inside her shoes. Before packing them in her shoe bags. Because. Dancing shoes reek of sweat.
We didn’t then. But we do now. The Sweet Shoo Fragrance Sachet is perfect for shoes. In your lingerie drawer. Your briefcase. Et al.
You can buy jigsaw puzzles everywhere. They all have the sameness about them. The Tower Of London. Sydney Harbour Bridge. And are impersonal. Not the Jigsaw Puzzles By The Paddock Paparazzi. These are my morning photos. Taken on my rural property. Converted into jigsaw puzzles. That come with a personal story about each photo. Two sizes for children. One large size for adults.
The Superior Felt Underlay is essential to our product range. Except. We don’t make it. But buy it from our Australian supplier of 27 years.
You can’t just put your ironing board cover straight onto your metal ironing board. Without a barrier between the metal mesh of the board. And your ironing board cover. That what a Superior Felt Underlay is for. Read why ours is the best. Ever.
My Business. The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies. Is 27 Years Old. And This Is Who I Have Become.
I love telephone calls. You can ring me on my landline in rural Victoria. Anytime. On 03 51 59 43 38.
Or email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
I’d love to hear from you! ~Carol❤️