We had the good fortune of connecting with Tristyn Rhoades and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tristyn, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I was really going through A spiritual awakening at that time and I knew I needed to do some thing that set my soul on fire.I couldn’t do the boss and the exhaustion from a 9 to 5 and deep down I always I knew I had witchy powers even as a kid . I love Art , sewing crafting , tarot , Yoga ,nature & most importantly I love helping people . so the only way that I would be able to live my most authentic life would be to start Goodwitch !
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I make spiritual healing tools for all the Good witches in the world ! I feel being called a witch is looked at in a negative connotation And I wanted to set myself apart from that and I wanted the products to show that in the artwork. You can look at the artwork and know This is light, powerful, raw energy That screams empowerment beauty and nature ! The thing im most excited about has to be
my Main boutique inside of a Badass all Female owned vintage and Handmade store in Long Beach, CA , Called Goods on Orange rated the best vintage shop in LA county !!
This was such a cool opportunity and i hope to do many more in the future ! !
I started my business online and just trying my ideas out and reworking them and revamping until i was satisfied with the end product and im still changing things every so often to keep it fresh and interesting !!
However Once my online started blowing up i was introduced to the world of vending ! farmers markets , flea markets ,night markets & concerts !! My biggest lesson is how tough It Can be being your own boss and staying accountable to everything , it is humbling after all . having to really prioritize things better like finances & saving is key , i still havent mastered it completely but im trying ! Especially being a small business because we are constantly spending what we just made to Flip it again , i say my mantra everytime i want to spend “remember saving gets you that store Front !” I want the world to know that my brand was made to help heal others from trauma pain & their past , provide protection and spiritual guidance and love . To every person that receives a piece of my art ! I hope i am able to radiate that in some way to have a part in healing our dear earth and earthlings To bring a better tomorrow ! All my products really speak on my humor, day dreams , even my musical playlists its really an Embodiment of everything i am !!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If a friend was visiting i would probably take them to malibu for a day at the beach paddle boarding or soaking up a little vitamin D cruise down pch To venice beach & roller skate the boardwalk to end at the venice Ale house for sunset while a live band plays ! We would end that day and head out to joshua tree for a few nights to stargaze , dance under the stars to wake up do some yoga have a delicious breakfast at the Joshua tree Country Cafe And hike To a vortex In the national park . I love funny people if you can make me laugh im cool with you !! i also love creatives and deep thinkers people who love to dig their toes in the sand and hug large rocks and fight for freedom !! I adore storytellers for they know how to make you feel you were there !! People are all so beautiful and unique but these are a few of my favorites ! If your ever traveling i recommend checking out sedona or Moab Utah For these two places have so much to offer and are absolutely breath taking and soul healing ! The communities are amazing and very welcoming !! Anytime i travel within the US you will definitely find me in a national park !
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to say there were two books and a handful of amazing people around me that helped form good witch to be what it is today ! The first book i recommend is the power of now by Eckhart Tolle to really take the steps i needed to get out of my own way . The second book is The Empath by Alex Myles , this book changed my life! From Front to back cover i could not put it down , this book really helped me understand who i am and my duty here on earth as an energy healer !! And it lead me to really start believing in myself , To step out and make it all happen.
But if it wasnt for all the amazing people who really had a large impact on where i am today with my product and Brand and where im going in the future Is really because these people helped me along the way ! I have to give a shout out to my best friend Haley McNamara who had hand drawn all my candle artwork and really brought all my ideas to life ! My other bestie Alex Garafalo who made My logo , website , cards , you name it Alex was behind it all !! Kat Flaherty for hosting yoga events with me and putting up with all my madness . She was always inspired to make a moon night yoga sesh happen and really make it a beautiful enjoyable experience!
Last but certainly not least is My husband Colin Rhoades whose always so supportive really has had my back through this entire process and i would have never been able to start this and keep it going if it wasnt for him pushing me . even on days where i wanted to give up he wouldn’t let me ! Really all my friends who came to my shows and helped me setup to vend and stayed out late with me you know who you are Britnie, Annalisa Kat Michelle and my fam i love you guys !