Apron - The Happy Apron Co.*
"What's cookin' good lookin'?"
Last week was the start of a new chapter in my life; moving into my new and freshly renovated home with Michael, and stepping into the shoes of a domesticated wife-to-be...well maybe not so much domesticated, but I'm definitely in training to be!
Up until last week, I'd never used the oven for anything bar baking cupcakes, and truth be told I'd never been intrigued by the numerous Jamie Oliver cooking books in my parents' kitchen...that is until I discovered the fabulous range of aprons by The Happy Apron Co.
For those of you who are yet to discover the kitchen chic designs by The Happy Apron Co. here's what you need to know!
The range of fun, fabulous and functional aprons are designed and manufactured in South Africa by a family business, and then Catherine-Anne Curtis is the sole distributor in the United Kingdom.
They are made using a high quality poly-cotton which makes them a breeze to wash, and in order to ensure they flatter and fit all lovely ladies' shapes and sizes, they have a fully adjustable tape which allows the wearer to lengthen or shorten the neck strap!
The Happy Apron Co.'s designs are created to make women in the kitchen, feel less like a kitchen slave and more like a domestic goddess!
I was keen to find out where Catherine's desire came from, to start a business selling the delightful designs that The Happy Apron Co. have to offer;
"I'm an avid amateur baker, nothing fancy, just for friends etc, and when my sister found one of the aprons, she thought it'd be a perfect part to my 30th birthday present.
On a visit to South Africa in December, my sister spotted their special Christmas design, and knowing how much I'd loved the one I received for my birthday, she quickly had this purchased and that was my Christmas pressie sorted!
A few weeks after arriving back from the trip, it dawned on me that there would be other women like me in the UK who had no access to these beauties, and that's where it started.
The first shipment would not have been possible without the amazing backing of my sister-in-law, and so I have been able to keep it all in the family. Curtis Distributors was born and our shop, The Happy Apron Co soon followed."
What does the future hold for Catherine and The Happy Apron Co.?
"I hope to find retail partners to help me to roll Happy Aprons across the UK, in addition to securing a growing customer base through the website. I would love to offer a personalisation service, but this would require significant investment, so...watch this space!"
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