Building a Business That Makes People Feel Good with Leanne Haining

Season #1

In this episode, your host Tara Solberg chats with the owner and founder of Urban Rituelle, Leanne Haining. Leanne has a powerful vision to create a business that makes people feel good.

Her passion is to create a sustainable business with a philosophy of passion, kindness, care and unsurpassed quality. With more than 20 years’ experience in the gift & homewares industry, Leanne Haining is the creative force behind Urban Rituelle.

Leanne’s background in visual merchandising & business development, partnered with her creative flair, has steered Urban Rituelle from its early beginnings at Glebe markets, to being recognised as one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of bath, body, skincare & home fragrance products.

Urban Rituelle is now proudly stocked in 1000 boutique gift & homewares retailers Australia-wide as well as export markets including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong & New Zealand. Leanne is a leader in creative concept design and product development, strategic planning and project management, marketing and brand building.

She has featured in publications such as Latte, The Collective, The Fashion Advocate and Better Homes & Gardens as well as speaking on panels with the womens networking group, Business Chicks and at various International Women’s Day events. Leanne’s skill set is a recipe of creativity, passion, determination & resilience, driven by a constant desire for growth & success, along with a love of travel & adventure, food & fine wine!

Career highlights include winning two categories in the International Beauty Shortlist Awards in 2021 as well as having Urban Rituelle products selected to make the Australian athletes feel at home in the Olympic village in Tokyo. Urban Rituelle has also been a regular winner of the GALA ‘Gift and Lifestyle Awards’ in 2008, 2014, 2015 & 2017 and Best Stand at the Reed Gift Fairs in 2000, 2011, 2016 & 2019. Urban Rituelle was a very proud Finalist in the Best New Product category at the New York International Gift Fair in 2010.

Leanne believes that beautiful things don’t just happen, if you want something marvellous, you have to make something marvellous!