Honestly, I didn’t expect 2015 to end like this.
I remember when we were moving into our studio towards the end of last year. A visiting friend marveled at the size of it (spaces always look so much bigger when they’re empty) and said, “What, are you guys planning to hire 10 more people?”
Not at the time, no.
We were moving to a studio twice the size for two reasons. One, we’d decided to bring all of our shipping and inventory back in-house, which would take up some of that room and still save us money. Two, we knew we’d eventually need more help and it would give us room to grow over the course of a long lease term.
Little did I know that we’d go from 4 people (me, Kenn, Kris, and Meg) to 10 over the next year.
Needless to say, this has been a year of tremendous change and growth. It’s totally changed the way I work, the form of the business, what my goals are, the kinds of challenges I address. After almost seven years in this business, suddenly this year it’s all completely different.
You’d think it would be scary, but it is absolutely delightful. And that is mainly because we lucked into a team of some of the most lovely, talented, creative, caring humans I’ve met.
I hope to help you get to know them a little more in 2016, because they truly are what makes this little company tick.
From everyone here at Colette HQ, happy new year!