Behind the Brand - Tormalyn
Named after the gemstone that represents cleansing, shielding and protection, Tormalyn makes glass cups and bottles with a sustainable frame of mind and a high-quality, spill-proof design.
Using eco-friendly materials to build a collection of vibrant reusable glassware, Tormalyn is an Australian-made brand that we’re excited to collaborate with.
To quench our thirst and learn more about Tormalyn, we caught up with the brand’s founder to take us behind the brand.
The Burning Questions
1. What made you decide to start your own brand and company?
As part of the development as an individual striving toward freedom, I made the decision to leap into unknown territory and begin something mine, that I loved and in which I believed.
2. Where did the idea come from?
My love for coffee, glassware and design. Combining them all in a work of art, and functionality was nothing short of thrilling.
3. What was the inspiration?
I worked for several years with retail businesses and enterprises focused on health, eco-sustainable products, and wellbeing. Seeing so many marvellous products crafted to be both beautiful while infused with the higher purpose of reducing waste, pollution and environmental problems, was a true inspiration.
4. In a few sentences, how would you describe your brand and products?
We want to provide better choices for every-day-life items such as cups and bottles, that return happiness, satisfaction and do not harm the environment. At Tormalyn, we aim to establish a beneficial partnership with customers, collectively working together toward the betterment of our collective future. Our products are designed to withstand time, have style, as well as improved functions to avoid spills while enjoying our favourite drinks, which is currently one of the biggest flaws in most reusable cups. And the cherry on the top: they are fully recyclable!
5. Out of all your products, which is your personal favourite and why? (We know this is hard)
Blue and green being my favourite colours, is an easy pick. Our flagship mint-green colour small cup!
6. What motivates you on a day-to-day basis?
You have to be resilient to be in this game. And put in the love, the passion, and the effort. And still, be strong enough to suffer the drawbacks. But when you still find yourself alive, with scars healing, and able to stand up again, with the fear subsiding, what can stop you? Your wish for more cannot but grow.
7. If you had a magic genie and were granted three wishes, what would they be?
- Endless focus
- Ridding oceans from plastic
- Education for each and every child on earth.
8. What have been your biggest work challenges or achievements, or your favourite story so far?
Switching from an employee mindset to a business owner one, as well as beginning to learn about structured informed investment. The psychological shift, bargaining secure easy routinely work for risky, less secure and yet completely open future was massive.
9. What's next on your horizon and any exciting plans?
Finalize our range of water bottles!
10. Describe your ideal Sunday morning, and yes, of course, you can include what’s for breakfast.
Keto pancakes slathered in tahini, with a nice cup of coffee, followed by learning some Japanese, reading and exploring some of Sydney’s best spot with friends.
11. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Educate yourself first, as good things need time to grow properly.
The person, dead or alive, that you’d like to have coffee and a conversation with?
Male: Leonardo Da Vinci.
Female: Frida Kahlo.
Favourite place you’ve visited?
Mince beef and pork meat.
What song gets you dancing?
“Sunlight” by Hozier.
Do you drink coffee or tea? If neither, how do you function?
Coffee, coffee, coffee.
Indiana Jones, the trilogy.
If you were stranded on a deserted island and you could have only 1 3 items, what would they be? (How could you possibly pick just one?).
A writing set,
A water bottle.
What makes you laugh the most?
If you could time travel, when / where would you go?
Probably to the Italian Renaissance times, to see the flourishing and birth of the Italian language.
What’s one thing we’d find on your bucket list?
Learn Japanese, and move to live in Japan.
As a new company on the Australian scene, the best is yet to come for Tormalyn. So, along the way, we’re proud to be a small part of their journey to success.