Wow! Bertie is 1! We can’t believe that this month, our home-grown business has reached it’s first birthday, and after our first ever Facebook Live (slightly scary! “oh we’re live!”), went for lunch to celebrate and take time out to reflect on the past busy 12 months, and hatch grand plans for the next 12!
We have had a number of highlights, including ‘fun’ photoshoots with our own little cubs and brand reps, often involving animals and props! Who said don’t work with kids or animals? Well, we chose both, and in one action shot my 8 month pregnant sister was waddling along trying to chase some geese into shot! Our resident baby photographer Jo Osborne really does have patience and skill! Our Spring photoshoot at Roves Farm also brought about the set up of our pop-up shop there, where we sell everything a farm or tractor fan would need!
We’ve really enjoyed meeting our loyal (and now regular) customers at the numerous shows we have attended this year, and have lots more booked for the next few weeks, so please do come and say hi! Take a look at our Christmas Events here.
We were thrilled to meet our famous fans and near-neighbours Lawrence Lewellyn-Bowen (Kate’s heart skipped a beat), and Daisy May Cooper, who’s own little cub and grand-cub were treated to new outfits.
In May we were really excited to attend the Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, and so pleased to be nominated as Best New Business. We booked the babysitters, squeezed into our spanx and red dresses, and hit the town for some bubbles to celebrate, and were so happy to win Runner Up!
Business-wise, we have grown from our original ‘Fantastic Fox’ collection, to 6 seasonal collections, all inspired by our beautiful Cotswold surroundings. By popular demand, we have now increased our age range up to age 4 years, and continue to send all orders gift wrapped with a little foxy sticker to top it off. Our customers order from all over the UK, from the Scottish Isles to the tip of Cornwall, deepest Wales to East Anglia and County Cork. Plus, we now do international shipping, and have posted all the way to USA and Australia! In fact, we’ve just posted our 3500th order! Not bad for two new mamas in the country who had a little brainwave on a nap lap one afternoon!
Thank you so much to all of our customers for your support, we genuinely still do a happy dance when an order pings through, and look forward to sharing our next 12 months with you!
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Kate and Rachael xx