Rose Hope and Sarah Firmston are friends, makers and store owners
Sarah Firmston and Rose Hope started Crushes to fill a gap in their Auckland boutique,
The Bread & Butter Letter. BABL, as it is affectionately known, stocks New Zealandmade and vintage pieces. “We were inspired by the other local suppliers we were facilitating and we wanted to get in on the action!” says Rose. Production manager Beka Hope (pictured centre) helps the pair with their range of quirky products: candles, stationery, key rings, jewellery, mugs and more. “We especially wanted to provide New Zealand-made products at reasonable prices,” says Rose.