Hi! I'm Nikki
I'm the co-founder and sustainability expert at BLAEK Store. I have years of research and development experience and have worked with factories in Australia and all over the world. I have made garments for myself just like my Italian Mama did for me when I was a kid and have huge passion not only for the environment and good biz but also for good style. We CAN have it all without having a huge, negative impact and that's really what BLAEK Store is about for me.
Aside from my sustainability knowledge I handle the number crunching for BLAEK Store, work with Tom on everything to do with the business and am a cooooool (I think so anyway) Mum to my son, Dion. I also have a silk pillow slip biz all made by hand, by me, in my lounge room called Roumage which is obviously stocked at BLAEK Store.
When I'm not getting creative on how to use business and community to literally save the world I'm enjoying it! Lizarding on the beach, keeping fit and active physically and mentally and sampling different ice cream flavours with Dion. I also work with brands (outside of BLAEK Store) to promote what they do IF I think it's of benefit to people and planet. Could call me an influencer if you like but my brand of promotion is always honest and useful.
Follow me on Instagram @nikkichanch for the latest in my world and if you're a brand that would like to get in touch with me about BLAEK Store or working with me directly send me a DM!
Hey! How's it going? I'm Tom
I am the other co-founder of BLAEK Store. I handle marketing, social media and the retail operations. My PASHIN FOR FASHIN started when I was a kid and I always spent time putting together outfits and enjoyed it. Nowadays I'm a bit more short on time so you'll see me 100% of the time wearing black Nudie Jeans Co. jeans and a black Pt. Nemo tee. I usually pair these with black socks and shoes to complete the look and I have been quoted as saying that 'black is the best colour in the rainbow' quite often. Haha, seriously.
My thoughts on mens fashion are that if guys are going to wear a simple pant with a simple tee or shirt then it better be the best that money can buy and it better last a very long time. It also better not cost $12,000 just because it ticks all of the boxes and if I do a karate kick and have a blow out then it better be repairable free of charge. Is that asking too much? I don't think so.
My main job at BLAEK Store is to make sure we remember this is NOT a job or a business but an extension of us, our lives, team and community. The world doesn't need another retail store but it does need BLAEK Store and I'm so passionate about our mission and that of our brand partners'!
Outside of 'work' you'll find me running ultra marathons up to 100kms way out in nature, surfing, swimming in the ocean, staying fit and healthy, cleaning the ocean with Seabin and chasing a 4 year old boy who's always my inspo. I also work with a few incredible businesses as an ambassador/ athlete to promote the outdoors, running and my brand of environmental protection.
Find me on Instagram @tombatrouney , see what I get up to and reach out if you want to as I'd love to chat!
Hope to see you around in person or online!
Is a lovely local with a smile that's impossible to go unnoticed. She genuinely enjoys making people happy and having a positive impact on their day. She was once heard saying she doesn't like big crowds of people or day parties but is going to a huge music festival because she is so excited to hang with her friends. Sunday has also recently launched a jewellery line that is absolutely beautiful called Sunday Stephens. Check it out HERE
Is as local as they get living a few hundred meters from BLAEK Store where she was born. Mary knows fashion, is studying it and is always keen to talk about it! She has great energy has a very creative eye for putting outfits together and is as genuine and honest a person as you'll ever meet.
A local singer/ songwriter and lover of all things good for the planet Amber loves texture, pattern and handmade clothing which is why she's a huge fan of Lois Hazel. When she's not at BLAEK Store Amber is playing gigs, working on film clips and sharing her incredible musical talent. Fall in love with her tunes HERE
Is the offspring of Nikki and Tom and literally spent his first days on the Earth at BLAEK Store on the shop floor while Mum and Dad were working. He's the boss and we're all working hard so that he and his mates (and you and yours) have a planet full of everything good we have been able to experience.