Time has flown. We've been back in the country for FOUR WEEKS! Even though we're both not working at the moment, we've been very busy organising things for The Kit Source. Khai's been a little preoccupied with something called the World Cup - and is still nursing a broken heart after the Socceroos loss to the Netherlands. Now it's back to business.
Recap: We went to the US at the end of 2013 with a few goals - to take a step back from the '9-5', to learn, get inspired, reenergise, reflect and come back with a better sense of the direction we want to head. We definitely achieved all of the above. Within a few weeks of arriving in our home in Berkeley, CA, an idea came to us. It started with a conversation a little like this:
Lel: “It’s frustrating having to shop all over the place for unique and complimentary party supplies, why hasn’t someone put together all-inclusive, party kits for grown ups? I think that’s something we could do – it would save people heaps of time.”
Khai: “Why stop there? We could put together kits for other events in life. We could take all the hassle out of life events and situations, by compiling a range of awesome and useful items.”
Lel: “Ooh yeah, and each time someone receives a kit, it should be like opening a goody bag or show bag - I love getting packages filled with a whole bunch of stuff!”
Khai: “But they’d make really great gifts as well. As long as it's really easy for people to purchase…”
And so The Kit Source was born. In a nutshell:
- We think of an event or situation.
- Curate the products.
- Put them in a nifty kit.
- Deliver them to your door.
We've always wanted to be our own bosses, but I think the 'entrepreneurial urge' was awoken in the Bay Area; it's a hub of innovation and has positivity in the atmosphere when it comes to new ideas and simply giving things a go. So that's what we're doing - giving it a go, California style.
Related: Current range of Kits
Amateur photo of Golden Gate Bridge from Berkeley Marina
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