We take some time to ask some Qs and connect with some of our brand new peeps that have joined the Impulse family.
Introducing Jacqui from Goodordering - London based studio creating Urban Cycling Bags, Eyewear and Accessories.
Tell me a little about Goodordering?
Goodordering aims to encourage more people to ride bikes through designing functional but fun and nostalgic cycling accessories. We all rode bikes when we were kids but most of us stopped riding when we grew up. The mission of the company is to design bags that people fall in love with, obsess over, and make people young and old fit or unfit feel good about their crazy busy urban lives.
Your personal favourite product you sell?
Our favourite bag is our Market Shopper, its a shoulder bag, backpack and bicycle pannier in one. This bag is a signature Goodordering style and one that we have improved and developed more with the help of our customers since we started the brand.
What's your future vision for Goodordering?
The vision for Goodordering is to continue to design great products that people love and can afford. I want to remain independent and keep the spark that people loved about us when we launched. Future product developments include adding some technology into our bags and offering and working more with our customers to find out the needs of our ever-changing customer.
How would you describe your dream lifestyle?
My dream lifestyle is to work about 4-5 hours per day, starting the day off with a swim. Hanging out with my kids after school or nursery for as long as i can before they turn into teenagers and realise how uncool i am. I would love to be able to work for large periods of time from different countries like Sweden or Australia - where my partner and I are from. I would love to spend my days sketching and developing new products.
Would you rather have an unlimited free international plane ticket for life or be able to eat at any restaurant you like for free for ever?
Haha that’s a good question. Its hard! my family are in Australia and Sweden so i would have to take the plane ticket so i could visit them whenever i like. I love my life in London so i can't see myself moving away so visiting is the next best thing.
Favourite TV Show or box set?
This is very sad but its Dragons Den, and Masterchef. I am a big fan of anything business or food related. The name of my brand Goodordering comes from being happy with your order when you go out for dinner so food has always been a big part of my life and passion.
If you could start out again what would you do?
If I could start life out again, I would probably ended a 9 year relationship a bit earlier and travelled more in that time. Apart from that i'm pretty happy with my current ramshackle life! I love cutting kids hair so life could have gone that way too!
From what you know about Impulse, what are you looking forward to most?
Impulse is great as it clearly is simply about shopping and discovering new brands and products. As I love collaborating, I would love a feature where you could tag or shout out to multiple brands and even connect with other brands that you would share an audience with or have synergy with.
Can you recommend who we interview next?
Maxine from Maxine Shoes she has a newish brand that i know is going to be big!
For those interested, we are running this brand new interview series to get to know as many Stores or Brands as possible. If you'd also like the chance to take part, showcase your stores personality, and forever get a pretty spot on the blog, drop me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org - and we'll get it done.