October - Sam and Rachel, formerly competition, joined forces to start Northfolk - a boutique design company specializing in custom brands and websites for creatives. We both brought several years of experience and our own unique strengths to the table.
April - The seed for Archive Paper was was on its way. We spent every free moment navigating every detail of a product based business and large scale production. Every single part of it was new territory for us.
August - we crashed and burned with our first printer. We had to refund pre-orders, get new samples and pretty much start from square one. While it was discouraging, we kept moving forward.
November - we had a new printer lined up and books on the printing press.
April - Our first order of planners shipped the first week of February and in our hands by early April (we had some delays).
During that time, we worked on marketing, packaging, etc. And we STRUGGLED. The pieces just weren't fitting together the way we wanted.
A few weeks before our planners were set to arrive, we made a decision that we had been tossing around for a few months. We went back to our roots and decided to run our new gig under our beloved Northfolk. It was a hard decision, but one that just felt right. And ironically, all those little pieces finally started to come together.
May - Our first edition planners hit our online store.
September - You can pre-order our second edition Northfolk planners, scheduled for delivery in December.
November - Our new accessory line will hit our shop on Nov 1.