Project Idea Day was born out of a desire to document the 5th day of the 4-day working week. This innovative concept stemmed from the idea of utilising the extra day off in a productive and creative manner, by dedicating it to brainstorming and exploring new business ideas.
Project Idea Day - Introduction
Project Idea Day - TOUR WITH US
Project Idea Day - THE SINGING BARBER
Project Idea Day - KOMBUCHA WITH A TWIST
Many business ideas originate in the kitchen, where individuals with a passion for different food styles or beverage flavours aspire to share their creations with the world.
My interest in home brewing led me to explore the concept of crafting a unique and interesting drink, inspired by my sister-in-law's homemade kombucha, a tea-based beverage. The global kombucha industry was valued at $1 million in 2014, but has since experienced significant growth, reaching $1.8 billion in sales by 2019.
Considering the potential saturation of the market, I realised that offering a distinctive flavour could be the key to success. I initially contemplated incorporating flavours such as berries, turmeric, and beetroot to create a one-of-a-kind kombucha that would captivate the public's taste buds.
Project Idea Day - KOMBUCHA COCKTAILS
Project Idea Day - LEATHERWORK WATCH STRAPS
Christchurch boasts a talented community of skilled leather craft professionals. As I admired a leather watch strap with its unique style and colour, I wondered if I possessed the skills to recreate it and turn it into a business opportunity.
I took on the challenge and crafted a replacement watch strap, but learned some valuable lessons along the way. I realised that choosing leather that was slightly too thick presented challenges, and that having additional leather craft tools would have been beneficial in the process.
With this experience in mind, I'm now considering the business idea of crafting and selling leather dice bags and small leather bracelets. I'm excited to explore the possibilities and apply the insights gained from my previous leather craft endeavour to create high-quality and visually appealing products for potential customers.