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Yesterday was our Brandiversary, and in typical Charlow fashion we flew under the radar and sprinkled a little free stuff your way. The second birthday is not a huge milestone so we didn't want to make a massive affair of it. After the crazy first year we had we thought it was going to be tough to top, but despite some hurdles Year Two was a smashing success all around I'd say. We expanded into new markets, did a number of fantastic collaborations, dialed in the machine, did some serious future-proofing and planning, and there were all the fun and exciting things of note also. We brought you bigger and badder displays, went to Hollywood and are now sitting on the mantles of Hollywood's elite (we can only assume, right?), twinned with the delightful Margot Robbie, received press attention from numerous international publications and networks, and turned down far more events of the likes than we would have ever dreamed of entertainment!
Year Two saw us forge a number of fantastic partnerships, make so many new connections, and hear sooooooo many of your stories of how our products have impacted your life in the most magical of ways. We finally did away with those wooden wicks and put it in high gear with the development of dozens of new products and lines that we've started to drop over the summer. Without those connections and stories from you all, none of the rest matters as it's you that drive this bus! So for all that you say and all that you do, we thank the hell out of you.
Last but not least, Year Two was basically entirely consumed with our working toward and realizing our goals of opening a brick + mortar location where we could showcase our brand as well as a wealth of other fantastic Canadian talent that we truly believed in. It was a long wait, and more work than we could have ever dreamed of but it's so worth it to see it all come to fruition. That dream certainly couldn't have become reality without all of your encouragement and support. The fact that since day one we've had about a quarter of the people who we've talked to at every market, show, or event ask us not IF we have a storefront (more in comments