The Cool Calm Collection, where do I start?? The Cool Calm Collection come about at the end of 2016. For years I had been making personalised clothing and home wares for myself and as gifts but with 2 companies (in the embroidery/print arena) already taking up my full attention it just never went any further than that.
It had been one hell of a year with the buy out of my then business partner (you can read about that here) and I really wanted to jump into something work wise that was a bit more creative and more me! I made all the Pinterest boards and had notes all over my walls about what my vision was for it, how I wanted it to make people feel and the products I would sell.
It wasn’t until I bought a shiny new laptop and I needed a bag for it that I started searching my wholesalers. I found a faux leather pouch bag and popped my initials on there in silver cotton, straight away I started getting compliments on it. I thought well maybe I should start with bags. I made an Etsy store and that was it. For Christmas 2016 we had our first handful of orders and 2 Etsy listings on our store.
Since 2016 The CCC has grown steadily. It has had to take a back seat to the other businesses, the office build/move and general life but I’m more determined than ever to build this gifting empire. Everything about The CCC makes my heart happy and if I don’t make it a priority and build it nobodies going to build it for me!
I’m so happy that we are making products that you want to give to your friends and family or even better treating yourself. I love that you send me happy notes to say your parcel arrived and you love it! I love it that every time an order comes through, no matter how big or small I do a little happy dance! That’s when you know you love what you do!
The one rule of The CCC for me is that it only goes on the site if I love it and would wear or give it myself. It’s literally a collection of all my favourite things. That’s why when you place an order I’ll send you a note telling you it’s one of my favourites and how I use mine!
When you go online to buy a personalised gift the recipient knows you put some thought into it and thought about what they’d like. You didn’t just grab something generic from the shop. I love seeing the colour combination you all come up with and the custom orders that we get to create. Also the unique names we pop on the bags, growing up as a Prue I could never buy a key ring or hair brush with my name on!
I’m so excited about the future of The CCC and where it will go. We are constantly working on our range to bring you more of the things that we love. Our website is nearly there and I can’t wait to have all of our listings live and ready to go. Keep your eyes peels over the next few months!
My aim for The CCC is the same as The HOS, I want women to own who they are and unapologetically live their best lives. Wether that be carrying a personalised hand bag or wearing one of our slogan tees to remind them that they’ve got this.
If you havent already, pop on over to our website and have a nosey. The best place to follow us is on Instagram, all of our new products get featured and you’ll see the day-to-day behind the senses in the studio!
And lastly thank you to everyone who has supported The CCC so far, you really are helping me build my dream business and I can’t thank you all enough.
If you have any questions about any of the products we create or custom order ideas drop me a line!