Happy anniversary to us!
This month we celebrate our 5th anniversary!
We are so thankful to be where we are at today. Who could have thought we would still be in business 5 years after Bianca started making pots in her granny flat as her son Banjo had his day time sleeps?
Thanks to our customers who believed in us from day 1, we are still here (and we even survived a pandemic!).
Here is a bit of our story:
We launched the Premier collection one month after Banjo was born! Bianca was making moulds, mixing pigments, pouring resin, sanding pots all day! It was manageable at first, but it quickly became apparent we needed to outsource. We found our manufacturer and visited several times to share our knowledge with the artisans. We also had to find a warehouse to keep our stock in! We started 'borrowing' space from Tom's father at Balin's headquarters (and never left!).
While things moved in a positive direction quickly with the launch of our second collection, Aurora, it wasn't all smooth sailing! We had a false start in the USA when we launched with an agent. We also put out a range of linen that was caught up in dock protests in Melbourne for a couple of months before arriving on Christmas eve - needless to say, that was too late for most! (We've even had entire collections of pots turn up without holes!)
But we continued to focus on the wins!
We relaunched in the USA independently with great success. We've had collaborations with businesses such as Madewell and more recently, The Plant Society with Jason Chongue. Yes, Bianca was also pregnant with her second child.
In the background we welcomed Juliette who joined the Capra Designs team last year. She is now back home in France but continues to work between our Australian and USA clients. And we met our new family member, Etta, who was born in February 2020 (pandemic baby).
We are a mighty team of 3! We are not perfect, but we always work hard with heart and passion to bring joy to your home!
Thanks for your continuous support over the years!
xx - The Capra Designs team
PS: feel free to use the code "happybirthday" at checkout to celebrate with us and to receive a free Sol planter when you buy two! ( you have until the 9th of December)