New Moss­man store has heart

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS - Scott Tib­balls

MOSS­MAN has a new store­front bright­en­ing up Front St, with women’s fash­ion store Bam­boo Heart open for busi­ness.

Owner and man­ager Deb Pearce says her store of­fers women’s cloth­ing ideal for the trop­ics.

“I be­lieve in the ma­te­rial – I try to keep away from polyester and ny­lon. Breath­able fab­rics like cot­ton, rayon and linen are es­sen­tial to our com­fort.”

Of­fer­ing women’s fash­ion for those aged be­tween 20 and 50, Ms Pearce said she thought it was im­por­tant to fill a niche in Moss­man with prod­ucts that are fash­ion­able, sen­si­ble for the cli­mate and af­ford­able too.

“I’ve tried to cre­ate some- thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent – some­where peo­ple can come in and have a chat and feel com­fort­able.”

She sources her stock from Syd­ney and Bris­bane, and de­spite hav­ing no pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence in re­tail said “it’s a lot of fun and a great learn­ing curve”.

She has a long work his­tory of var­ied and in­ter­est­ing purMACROSSAN suits.

“The type of work since I’ve left school is ev­ery­thing from sec­re­tar­ial and ad­min­is­tra­tive to be­ing a full­time mu­si­cian to be­ing a gov­erness on a sta­tion.

“I’ve done a lot of dif­fer­ent stuff and I’m hop­ing to draw all of that into mak­ing Bam­boo Heart a suc­cess.

“I do love a chal­lenge – ev­ery­thing I do I pur­sue vig­or­ously.

“To me the shop is not just about fill­ing a niche that needed to be filled. It’s a new start for me in my life.”

She is cer­tainly en­joy­ing her new job, say­ing that the Moss­man com­mu­nity have been very wel­com­ing. “I’ve had a lot of peo­ple come in and in­ves­ti­gate.

“I’m hop­ing over time to build this into a place they can rely on to ful­fil their needs.”

10-year Dain­tree res­i­dent Deb Pearce has opened a new women's fash­ion store on Front St.

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