My name is Ctirad and I am going to tell you about how this all started. We are originally from the Beskydy mountains in the Czech Republic. Our first dream was to preserve the beauty of old crafts and to enable gentlemen and ladies to express themselves without words. This was a first impuls to start making wooden accessories. But let’s start from the beginning, way before the first wooden bow tie was made, in year...
A small village close to Prague - Chlebovice - this is where the story begins..
Jacob, Ctirad and Patrick. Wheel of the production, local guru and world traveler. Three friends who decided to restore the beauty of old crafts.
We are trying different types of woods, different shapes and this is how the first wooden bow tie of BeWooden was made.
The first edition of 12 wooden bow ties was made and we are really excited to get started something new.
We are ready to ship our first package to out very first customer.
With our first wooden wallet there is also a first obstacle – the wallet breaks and we need to start again. The production process needs to change so we are able to create a durable wooden wallet which will sustain greater pressure.
It is the fall and we have first big photo shooting of our bow ties. The weather is fantastic and the results are great!
And yet another time to a local TV relation named City Look.
We appear on the TV for the very first time.
New laser machine allows us to do some amazing stuff! Fresh design is coming.
At a conference in Switzerland Patrick meets Henrik and Henrik immediately falls in love with BeWooden. We establish a cooperation which results in our first representation abroad.
Our new product – wooden cufflinks – becomes wildly popular!
BeWooden has more and more customers who are not only our inspiration but also our motivation to constantly work on ourselves.
We participate to some great fashion fairs in Prague and Vienna.
We moved in a new warehouse where most of the production takes place.
Not only gentlemen will find what they look for at our store! We also start to produce for women.
We finish our first year. A year full of experience and joy, but also obstacles. We enter the new year stronger, wiser and even more energized!
No good! We ship one package after other and at the end – on 24th of December we are completely sold out! Wow that was close.. we take a week off to refill energy.
Paul, Patrick, Jacob, Ctirad, David, Daniel, Jane and Hanka. We get together after exhausting Christmas, we celebrate and look forward to what is ahead of us next year!
It's a meeting time! We get together with our ambassadors from Germany and Poland and plan, plan, plan. Productive meeting is followed by more planning during a dinner.
New offices for our amazing creative team. This is really where the magic happens! :-)
Our old place becomes too small for us - we expand our production, hire more people and move to a great new place!
We are nervous - it's the very first time the TV came to our warehouse and we show them through the entire production process. There will be more than 500,000 viewers!
We come up with an original belt that is a must have for every gentleman!
New product alert! Wooden mirror will always show you the true beauty!
Denmark and Sweden are among next countries where you can find our BeWooden ambassadors.
Our annual Christmas party is enriched by many new colleagues - more people work on design, marketing, production and development.
We start the New year with releasing a new catalog full of amazing pictures and new products!
Morning show presented by BeWooden - what a way to start the day!
Jakub tried what it is like to be a TV anchorman. It's not as easy as it looks!
2 years anniversary in Germany! Meeting in Frankfurt with our colleague Henrik followed by BeWooden birthday party to celebrate 2 years of BeWooden Germany.
BeWooden goes through extensive rebranding. We change our logo and visual.
This time we are at a wedding fair.
Our customers have been an inspiration for us every day. They motivate us and reasure us we are on the right track.
We are looking forward to what the future holds!