One year of Pinadella - our learnings and lessons

It has almost been a year since we launched Pinadella!

We have been working on our little business since 2020, but on February 15 2022 our online store opened for business. 

In this blog we are sharing some of our top lessons and learnings as we celebrate and reflect on our first year. 

1. Everything takes way longer than you think it will. From production planning, product sampling and even freight. Go with the flow (or try to!).

2. Plan ahead as much as possible. We both work full time jobs and Pinadella is our side hustle, so planning ahead and keeping a joint calendar has been so important to ensuring we can get product and communications flowing through consistently. 

3. Document product learnings. We always strive for perfection in our products, but sometimes things don't pan out as we hoped to or feedback emerges we didn't expect. That's ok, we are taking feedback on board for future iterations of our product range. 

4. Be open to opportunities to learn and grow! We found some great opportunities for mentoring on our website and digital channels which saw us learn so much. 

This has been quite a journey so far and we wanted to thank everyone who has worked with us, collaborated with us and supported our business by making a purchase, sharing a post or signing up. We appreciate it! 

We are working on some beautiful new pieces to add to our range - and we can't wait to show you very soon. 

Here is to year number 2! 

Don't forget to enter our 1st birthday giveaway over at our Instagram page - this one is a goodie. Entries close on the 15th February, details on the post. Enter here

Love your Pinadella team, Nicole and Natalie xo