Did you know we started in this lovely, non-air conditioned, non-sunlit space---otherwise known as my garage?
The reason it is important to share that we started here is that for us, it shows our growth. Yes, customers would come and "shop the garage" frequently. Did it bother me, no---it was essentially free, but was I always thinking of what was next? Well, considering, my husband + I parked outside all year round + we shared shelving with bikes + Christmas decor----it was not exactly what I had envisioned when growing a company----not to mention, my employees need for sunlight.
My favorite part, however, was the fact that I could work at any time that I wanted. Especially, early in the morning + when I couldn't sleep. My creative outlet was perfectly situated beyond the garage door!
Perfect timing + the perfect landlord allowed for us to move into this sweet little spot on Lincolnway in Cheyenne.
We set up our space as a "working studio" with a small retail space in the front + production taking up the remaining back space of the studio.
Our opening day drew a lovely crowd, excited to see our new space!
This was February 2019...
Timing was in our favor as we were able to move right around the block from our first studio! We made the move in the beginning of 2021. Soooo much more space, dedicated retail space, production space + a workshop/event space!!!!
Our downtown community has grown since we started this downtown adventure + we can't wait to see how downtown blossoms in the future!!!
I’ve been following you. Great story from the beginning til now. Fun to see who is behind the scenes and the process. Some day I will order one of your bags!