Last month I was invited by Japanese brand Miniso to spend 2 days with them for their Change the World conference, and to attend the the launch of their brand in South Africa. Who is Miniso, you ask? It’s a Japan-based designer brand, co-founded in 2013 by Japanese designer Miyake Junya and Chinese entrepreneur Ye Guofu with the philosophy of “simplicity, nature and good quality”. Their product range is extensive and ranges from health and beauty items like cotton pads, face masks, tweezers and perfume to household items like hangers, glasses, pans and cutlery to toys, electrical items and even underwear! Their products are updated every seven days and are really well priced.
We stayed at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton for 2 nights. The first day was a ‘free’ day where we got to check in, have dinner and relax. I invited my friend Michaella to the conference with me. On the second day, after breakfast we were taken to the opening of the new Miniso store in Norwood Mall. We were given the opportunity to do some VIP shopping, before we were whisked away to lunch at Moyo and then to the conference. At the conference, they shared their vision with us, and that is their plan to open 50 stores in South Africa creating more than 12 000 job opportunities. Miniso has over 1000 stores in 50 countries.
The welcoming ceremony at the opening of Norwood Mall
How beautiful is this flower wall?
This dance act was insane. So good.
Miniso offers high quality products under its energy saving blueprint and cooperates with global environmental protection organizations to provide environmentally friendly products to their consumers.
If you haven’t done so already, pop into Miniso for a really cool experience. They have a store at Menlyn and Norwood Mall.