2016 was a great first year with Reddie. With both a pop-up in Hong Kong and Sydney it was the most eventful year I have experienced to date. From working in the factory in rural Indonesia, to jumping on a delivery truck and meeting customers, I never quite imagined how hard and at the same time rewarding building a business can be. There have been tears and triumphs, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
My husband Andrew made the leap and joined our team, leaving his 10 year career at Google. This decision is a double edged sword, as it's necessary for REDDIE to continue to grow, but having both of us in the biz certainly adds an extra pressure that was not there before! Also working with your life partner does takes a bit of getting used to! So going against advice from our loved ones, we have plunged head first into the exciting world of furniture manufacturing and design.
We have so many crazy stories from this big adventure, which we will be sharing each month on this blog, so stay tuned.
Happy Year of the Rooster!
x Caroline Olah
Our Hong Kong Pop Up at PMQ
Our Sydney Pop Up