This is part of uOpen’s ‘Meet The Maker’ interview series - your exclusive opportunity to get to know the real people and personalities behind the subscription boxes you know and love, and the ones you will soon come to!
Discover the fascinating stories behind how your favourite subscriptions originally came to be, the marvellous people involved in lovingly creating and curating each box, plus a few ‘behind the scenes’ snaps.
What sparked your decision to start up your box and how did you get started?
To my knowledge hadn't been done in the UK, and we had seen quite a few in the US, so we wanted to introduce it over here, and as we already had a successful stationery line, it made sense to develop the idea.
Describe your box in three words?
Curated, luxury stationery.
Where did your box name come from?
We brainstormed various things associated with stationery delivery and wanted something simple - settling with POST by Katie Leamon.
Are you a creator or curator?
What was your most popular box?
'SELF-LOVE' themed box. It centred on things associated with your well-being and featured feel-good products. We also included some extra letter writing paper and an envelope to send a letter to your future self.
How many people are involved with producing your subscription box?
It's a sideline to our primary business, but every month a few of us contribute to the curation, and then our production team make them up, so maybe 3 of us in total.
Which subscription boxes do you subscribe to?
I have tried coffee, cake and beer ones before, so I guess food and drink seem to be the common theme with me!
Name a celebrity subscriber you’d love to have as a customer?
Emma Watson would be amazing!
If you could put anything in your box, with money or scarcity no object, what would it be?
A golden ticket.... they would be airline tickets for random city breaks for our customers.
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POST by Katie Leamon | Meet The Maker
Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Katie Leamon, founder of the luxury card and stationary brand - Katie Leamon. Building on the success of the brand's existing products, such as hand-printed greeting cards, pencils, notebooks and wrapping paper, POST by Katie Leamon is a luxury stationery subscription service, where each month subscribers receive a surprise package of seasonal hand-selected Katie Leamon paper goods.
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