Tanya (Retail Manager):
"After a long career as a technical writer, I finally discovered what a "rewarding" job means when I started working for Hamlin. I have been part of the team at Hamlin HQ for five years and in that time I've had the privilege of meeting Catherine 4 times both in Ethiopia and here. What strikes me the most about Catherine is that she is as they say the "full package" . She has remarkable presence and has a rare combination of strength, determination, empathy and at the same time is extremely humble. For someone who has met The Queen, Oprah Winfrey, Princess Mary of Denmark and everybody in between, she has remained authentic and fully committed to her patients and staff. Her soft and loving nature is echoed in the faces of her beautiful patients and midwives. They, as we all do, adore her. I am awed by her lifetime of work in Ethiopia and am so proud to be part of the team in Australia.
My favourite thing(s) are our gorgeous scented candles. They are part of a project call Kapula which provides sustainable employment in a small farming community in South Africa where it is not easy to find work. 90% of Kapulas workers are women. Kapula is a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation and have been in operation for 20 years. The candles are handcrafted and beautifully packaged, which when burnt offer up soft and enriching floral scents."
Browse our collection here.