About Peppa Penny
PEPPA PENNY STORE
How it started:
Peppa Penny started in 2013 with a small range of foil prints. We now have over 400 to choose from, and specialise in creating custom quotes. so you can have your own personalised design made in foil!
We have since expanded into a specialised range of wedding signage & stationary including Welcome Signs, Seating Charts, Table Numbers, Place Cards, Menus & more.
It's so much fun to be a part of someone's special day and help create those magical memories that will last a lifetime.
Who is behind Peppa Penny?
We are identical twins, Lauren & Ashlea, from Brisbane, Australia.
We have always been entrepreneurial and creative, and combined these passions to start our own business at the age of 26. We had just finished our Bachelor of Business Management degree in Melbourne (sorry guys - waaay too cold there - 2 years was more than enough!) and realised we simply weren't fulfilling our potential working for someone else. We started small and have built up our business over the past few years to become our full time job.
How did it come about to open a store?
We have always loved homewares and interior design, but found limited options available in Brisbane for unique, Australian brands. We decided, hey, we can open our own store and help our fellow Brisbaner's (is that a word?) find these special items. We are super excited to open our store in North Lakes (40 minutes north of the CBD) and have everyone come and visit us!
We will also be using the back space of the store to create our print range, so most of the artwork you see in the store is made on site. We think its really special for customers to experience that side of the creative process & meet the makers of the goods they are buying.
Shoppers can literally come into store, talk about a print design they would like and have it ready for collection within 24 hours - perfect for customised gifts on the go!
How did you choose the range?
We are passionate about the environment and feel the low priced, mass consumer goods are only contributing to todays 'throw away' mentality. We want to encourage people to purchase quality, beautiful pieces that they will treasure and keep for a long time. We have sourced a large range of Australian made or designed goods, as well as a few select brands from Denmark & Sweden, also known for their timeless design and craftsmanship. Lauren's husband is Danish, so it was a natural progression of the style found in her home.
Are you involved in any charities?
Yes, we donate a percentage of our sales every month to Greenfleet, to ensure we offset our carbon emissions. We also regularly donate to a local Queensland Animal Charity.
Where did the name Peppa Penny come from?
Peppa Penny is named after our two spoilt dogs, Peppa is a tan Kelpie and Penny is a Dalmatian / Border Collie. You will find them regularly featured on our Instagram page!
That's about it, feel free to contact us with any questions!
Lauren & Ashlea xx