Happy International Women’s Day 08.03.19
What better way to celebrate IWD than with some reflection on our humble little business…. As you may know I started the brand back in 2010 wanting to create paper products that reflect my love of typography and vintage stationery items. What you may not know is that my Mum was my first employee, helping to pack cards and send orders out. As the brand began to grow my sister Rachel joined the team – originally during her maternity leave before staying on full time. My sister and mum now run our production studio in Essex just minutes away from our childhood family home. They are absolutely critical in the running of the company and without doubt two of the best women I know. I feel very lucky that I get to do what I love for a living, and even luckier that I get to share it with my family.
We now have 10 employees working between Essex and our new London design studio. The team has grown very organically and is made up of mainly family and friends as well as a few new faces. As the company has grown, my goals have changed as i’m now not only a designer but an entrepreneur and business leader (which I never really considered at the start!) I still love to design and create beautiful products but also strive to create an open collaborative work environment where everyone has a voice and the opportunity to flourish. I am lucky to work with some amazing women and men, including my partner Ruairi and my uncle, Jonathan that make our team an amazing, inspiring place to work.