Where do you see yourself in 2-5 years? / what’s next for your brand?
Gosh, I feel so grateful that Weather & Story will celebrate one whole year as a business in just a few months! I will say that allowing myself to dream about the future is scary, but I guess it’s also crucial if I want any forward movement. As far as a business of goods, I’d love to see our pieces in different retail shops around the state over the next year, and eventually we hope to sell our goods all over the country… and I mean, why not all over the world? I’m excited at the idea of connecting with unique shops that share in our vision in adding meaning and purpose to the lives and stories that our customers are living and sharing.
As far as the brand as a whole, I really desire for W&S to encourage folks to live simply, buy consciously, and share their time and lives generously! I really believe people and communities thrive when they care to engage in each others’ stories, and I hope that in some small way we can foster that among our customers. My aim, as a person and small business owner, is to live and do business with that goal in mind. I have dreams of creating events that involve art and music and storytelling — fostering community as well as an appreciation for meaningful art.
Of course I hope to continue to make and sell quality leather goods, but my hope for Weather & Story goes beyond just the exchange of those goods with my customers — I want to offer more of an experience, create new stories, and invite people into a community. I can’t say I know exactly how we’ll bet there, but that’s what I hope for and believe is next for Weather & Story!