It doesn’t really seem possible, but this month marks ten years since Mint first started out in a little (but rather stylish!) co-op in Glenwood, Durban. We began our journey with good friends, Anna Savage of I Heart Market fame, and the delightful Susie & Rupert from Wardrobe (who have been wondering the globe for the past few years). I had no idea that something that started out as a minor obsession, would grow into a business that would manage to support (and entertain!) me for so many years!
I’m so grateful to everyone who’s made this journey possible: my best friend Niall (even if he’s abandoned me for the cool kids in the Wonder City!) who gave me the idea to start Mint online, and did the initial set up for the Mint blog; my amazingly generous and talented brother, Peter Machen, who designed the Mint logo (and today’s birthday balloons!); and my super clever husband, Justin, who took Mint to the next level by converting it into an e-commerce store.
But of course the people I’m most grateful to are you, our ridiculously loyal customers, who have supported Mint for so many years! I know it sounds like an Academy Awards acceptance speech, but really nothing would have been possible without you! We would have been dead in the water the first month if people hadn’t been so incredibly encouraging – so THANK YOU!! And to show how grateful we are Mint is having its biggest sale ever! For this week only, absolutely everything that’s in the shop right now* will be discounted by 50%! Woooohooooo!!!!! Just enter the coupon code happybirthday at the checkout and we’ll deduct 50% from your total!
I hope you can find something that will make you as happy as you have all made me for the past decade! So happy birthday to the massive Mint family! Here’s to another ten years together!!
*Note: New stock going into the shop this week will unfortunately not be discounted