January: Time to hit the road...
March: The Campervan
Dreams of summer camping and adventures got our juices flowing and we decided to buy an old camper so we could get out there and explore, needless to say, it was a bit of a ‘fixer-upper’. We had so much going on with all the samples we had to wait until we had a spare week or two to give the van a lick of paint and some TLC. Didn’t stop us taking it up to The Isle of Mull or the South Downs for a few long weekends exploring.
May - Sample, Sample and more Samples
Our first samples arriving from Vietnam was an exciting time. The feeling of getting our hands on the product that we’d been designing for so long was a special moment. The work didn’t stop there though – we needed to test, develop and make changes. After many weeks of sampling, back and forth with the factory, we edged closer to our final sample and design. The Backpacker was almost born.
July - The Final Sample
Choosing fabric colour was always going to be a big decision as we were releasing the product with one colour-way option. When our final sample arrived with the stone grey colour contrasting with our burnt orange lining we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.
August - All in the details
Our final sample arrived at the end of July but a few details were missing before production could begin. All of our final trims, fixtures and labels had to be decided before we gave the factory the ok to start production. Details are so important to us as they take a good product to a great one. Once this was done – production in Vietnam began.