HUGE NEWS...A selection of my products will be travelling to FRANCE (!!!!) this friday to contribute towards a subscription travel box with French company 'La Boxtrotter'. As you can imaging I am pretty thrilled about this! My first international order! The Owlery goes global...not quite!
But this is massive and it has an even more impressive story behind it!
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Seb, the director of La Boxtrotter, an independent travel based subscription box. [I should stop for a moment just to marvel at the concept of a subscription box and how popular they have become recently] A little information about La Boxtrotter - each travel box compromises of 3 things; an app (for when you are in the country you are visiting to help find your way around), a travel guide (for somewhat the same purpose) and a box of products which may be of help when you are there...the box is important! The box contains things that are produced by makers in the country you are visiting! How fantastic is that! So not only do you have a wonderful selection of goodies to help you on your way but they actually come from the country you are about to visit/are visiting!
So back the story - Seb got in touch to ask if I could supply some of my products for the LONDON box...my answer was of course yes! After some backwards and forwards emails we settled on the items and a price and I asked 'Just out of interest, how did you find me'...to paraphrase those awful facebook links that try to make you want to click them to watch a video or read an article... 'You won't belive the answer...!'
(Presumably) as part of the research for the LONDON box (although he may have just been on holiday...) Seb and/or his team visited London (naturally), while there he/they took part in some English traditions such as going to the pub. Whilst in a London pub he sat next to a girl and started talking (I am paraphrasing here somewhat from the email...if these details are wrong Seb I do apologise...call it "building a storyline"). The girl said that she went to university in Leeds and at some point showed Seb a small headphone/money wallets designed for your keys. This was one of mine...and from there...my first international order! But lets just backtrack slightly...what are the chances of this happening...I mean really! At some point this lovely young lady (who I would love to get in touch with by the way...if you are out there) either bought from me online or bumped into me at a market/fair and purchased from me...then...she travels to London...then by chance sits down next to a French entrepreneur researching for a travel guide...crazy!
These little headphone wallets are perfect for travellers...perfect for small bits of change, headphones or any number of items which are easily lost or damaged in your bag!
So 50 lucky people who will be visiting London shortly from France will be receiving one of 8 of my mini wallet designs. If you havent been lucky enough to get hold of a box from the wonderful 'La Boxtrotter' or simply don't live in France and fancy grabbing a headphone wallet then just click the 'shop' button at the top of the page and scroll down to find them.
Au revoir mini headphone wallets...be safe in France!