Tasmanian connection: Dora Hui, Hong Kong
Because Tasmania is a special place which you can share with others around the world.
Dora Hui first visited Tasmania as part of a holiday in Australia in 2007. It was a life-changing experience. Her love of Tasmania grew from that visit after feeling a connection to the people, the lifestyle, the environment and the state’s products and produce. When Dora looked to further her studies the University of Tasmania was at the top of her list.
“I thought it was time for me to do something different in my life,” noted Dora. “At that moment, I only considered the study environment and the school fee which Tasmania was the ideal state for studying in. Tasmania is a quiet and natural state with friendly people.”
When Dora graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2011 with a Masters degree in Business Administration, she took her qualification and love of Tasmania home with her to Hong Kong. There she combined her new-found skills and connection with Tasmania to create her own business: Tassie Natural.
Dora’s Tassie Natural company exports quality, handmade Tasmanian skin care products including face and hand creams, lip balms and goat’s milk soap – all the way from Geeveston in the state’s far south to the local market in Hong Kong. Having fallen in love with the taste of Tasmanian leatherwood honey, she also exports and sells honey alongside her skin care range.
“Those products are made by Tasmanian who loves what they do. I really wanted to bring this culture to Hong Kong,” explains Dora.
Dora’s strong ties to Tasmania sees her return to her ‘second home’ regularly, with visits in 2013, 2014, 2016, and “…most probably next year again – fingers and toes crossed. I love the laid-back lifestyle in Tasmania.”
Like Dora’s ever-growing love of Tasmania, her business continues to grow strongly and is expanding into Korea. She is constantly on the lookout for new opportunities to expand her business and her love and range of Tasmanian products with the rest of the world. “I knew Tasmanian-made products are fabulous, reliable and safe.”
For more info on Dora’s Tassie Natural, visit her Facebook page. To see what you can study in Tasmania, visit the University of Tasmania website or check out Study Tasmania. If you’ve been thinking of selling Tasmanian products around the world and want to find out more, visit Business Tasmania.