Meet the member: Chantelle from Hex & Ginger
For this weeks Member Spotlight we spoke to Chantelle, founder of Hex and Ginger - creating beautiful and very handy stationary, Chantelle tells us about her mobile office and her solo travelling experience!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR?
We've been open for business for just over a year - our birthday was the 6th of November, but I was too busy to celebrate :(
DESCRIBE YOUR PRODUCT IS THREE WORDS?
Stationery for everyone!
WHERE ARE YOU BASED? (STUDIO OR HOME)
Wherever there's space! I have an office but there are boxes of notebooks at home, in the garden...I'm trying to get the office looking a lot nicer, but it's an ongoing process.
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE?
I was a full-time Digital and Print graphic designer, I freelance now - we're not quite big enough to make this full time...yet!
BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT WHILST RUNNING YOUR BRAND?
Well by the time this goes out, I will have hopefully shipped a pretty big wholesale order all the way to Qatar which doing by myself has been a learning experience (and a trying one!)
IN THE NEXT YEAR YOU WANT TO…
Have a couple more wholesale orders, more press, more lovely customers, a tidy office haha!
FAVOURITE THING TO DO IN YOUR CITY?
Is it bad if I say sleeping?! I'm a Londoner born and bred so it's more about trying to meet up with everyone, and trying to book a table somewhere (which seems to be feasible if you book 52 years in advance!)
BUCKET LIST OF PLACES TO VISIT?
I actually solo travel or go tag along with my sister, and have been trying to nail visiting a UNESCO world heritage site wherever I go - there's 1092 and I've done 12 - so there's a lot of travelling left to do! Top my head: Japan, Madagascar, Botswana, Peru and Croatia.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER OF PR DISPATCH FOR?
I think it's roughly 6 months.
WHAT DO YOU FIND THE MOST VALUABLE PART OF BEING A PRD MEMBER?
The breadth of contacts is great! And even if you don't hear back it spurns you to keep trying, the team are fab also, and the Facebook group is always alive with people asking for tips or the team giving out some great knowledge.
WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF OWNING AN INDEPENDENT BRAND?
Learning to believe in me, taking risks and meeting other brands and people :)
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