4 years ago, today.
Posted on March 15, 2012
I was 27. I had a boyfriend. He had a motorcycle. We rode on Sauvie Island together, dreaming (secretly, independently) about the future.
Dorkin' it up with one of my first sales!
March 15th, 2008: I opened a tiny studio to the public with a lot of heart, a little drive and a touch of insanity. I had no money, no accounts, no dedicated buyers. A band played. It was raining. People bought stuff. We celebrated. It felt like everything was going to be okay.
And it was. A thriving (100+ indie shops) wholesale business, fresh retail store with 50+ vendors, growing online business, a love partnership, multiple local indie contractors, and 6 employees later...
brick + mortar, view from the loft.
Thank you for believing in this little company. Thank you for seeing us through our growing pains, for building genuine relationships with us, for giving us a reason to make it even better, tighter, and stronger. Thank you for being such awesome, supportive, encouraging, vibrant-- customers, partners, friends, and family. We have so much love for you. We can't wait to show you what else we've got up our sleeves.
Thank you for 4 awesome years. Thank you. xo~betsy + will ***Song of the Moment: The Winner Is, by Devotchka & Mychael Danna***