They say that time flies when you're having fun. Well, it's Kos Check's first birthday and it's been so much fun, a whole year went by before we knew it!
It has been one amazing year that has allowed us to meet so many supportive people in the Kos Check community from within the US and around the world - as well as allow us to financially help some amazing organizations and people through the sale of our Fluff. All made possible by you!
It all started with Tammy, Focus the rescue dog and Corgi Love. It didn't take long after the first post on Instagram, for people to see the Corgi Love t-shirt and fall in love with Kos Check designs and what it stands for.
Things gained momentum with lots of new friends, some of which asked if they could be a part of Kos Check. So a small team formed, lead by the creative genius of Tammy. We're spread out across the country, and across the world, but we all have a place in the team using our skills to help with communications, the website, getting orders ready to ship - and most of all moral support for Tammy when things get crazy busy!
The first Kos Check website launched at the end of October, 2014, and it allowed us to manage orders a whole lot better as we started to add more products to the range and more people wanted to order.
We have launched over 17 apparel designs, plus stickers and magnets over the past year. And we have been continuously making changes to keep improving the Kos Check experience.
And our community grew too, so finally we got to the stage that we could look to make donations to people and organizations that help animals in need. In the past year Kos Check has, through the sale of various products, been able to make one off donations to the following:
- Pupsquad, Houston
- Aussie and Friends Rescue, Arizona (via the #GiveAFluff2014 competition)
- Domino the Corgi
- Churchilly the Corgi Mix
- Gaisha, Tundra and Spirits Place, Florida
- Shark Savers
- Dachshund Rescue South Florida
- Plus other small donations to individual dogs in need
But really and truly, we wouldn't be here without the amazing community that supports Kos Check. On Instagram where it started, Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter, and those that buy our Fluff. We love hearing from you, getting your feedback and seeing you in your Fluff in the wild.
We are looking forward to the next year where we have lots of plans for getting out into the community, launching new products and continuing to support animals in need.
So we give a big thank you to all our friends, supporters and customers, and celebrate this first birthday with you!