Shabby Chick Natural Products
Amber Malcolm, J.D., is an entrepreneur, attorney, wife and mother. After going through many health issues, Malcolm learned the value of living a healthy and happy life. When her family moved to Southwest Oklahoma, they purchased a farm that had an old and dirty house. Working to clean the house without exposing the family to harmful fumes, she put her skills to work and experimented with natural products until she developed an all-natural cleaning product. Being farmers, they would set up at local markets to sell their produce, so they started trying to sell their natural cleaning product. The product’s popularity grew while they were developing other things like glass and appliance cleaner, laundry soap, insect repellent and more. Learning the manufacturing process was a challenge as the business grew from home-based to their current location. Shabby Chick has grown from selling at a local Farmer's Market, to festivals and fairs, to the bigger trade days and trade shows all over Oklahoma and Texas, to retail stores in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas.
Her entrepreneurial mindset kicked in and she figured other families were also interested in all-natural products. In 2015, Shabby Chick Cleaners was started. In 2016, Amber connected with REI Women’s Business Center and has received training and marketing opportunities through participation with the Women’s Business Center. “We function as a resource for all of Oklahoma’s enterprising women and we’re excited to see what Amber’s been accomplishing for her family, her business, and for our state’s economy,” Jennifer Edwards, WBC Program Manager said. “It’s always encouraging to be able to work with a passionate woman business owner and we’re happy to support Amber through training, networking and referral opportunities, and one-on-one business counseling.”
Amber has been featured on the Home Shopping Network twice, won the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneurial Success Award in 2018, and won the Oklahoma InnovateHer Women in Business Challenge in 2017 through REI Women’s Business Center. “My motto has always been, "If you can't fight fear, do it scared,” Malcolm said. "To succeed, I simply moved my fear of failure to a fear of never trying.”