Hello Pretty's Birthday!

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We had a birthday in December! We celebrated our public launch in the best way possible - with cake and nice people. (that's all you really want from life you know?) In terms of birthdays, it can get pretty complicated. There's the birth of the idea, the birth of the team, the birth of site itself (our private beta launch), and then the day we opened our metaphorical doors to the general public with our out of beta launch. So all in all, this tiny baby company has been around for three years, and is not such a baby anymore. (I feel like company years should actually work like dog years. We did a lot of learning during that time!)

Hello Pretty's Birthday on
Hello Pretty's Birthday on

Let me tell you, we're so proud of this cool thing we've built. People told us we were crazy, told us we were wrong, predicted that we were doomed to fail - and there we were, three years down the line, shoving cake in our faces.

Our success is reliant on the success of our sellers - the more we help South African small busineses thrive, the more we thrive. As Sam has said on occassion, we're like a pyramid scheme, but awesome!

There's no way to fully describe how satisfying it is to be able to help entrepreneurs grow - I wake up every morning feeling filled with purpose, and am incredibly grateful for that (Although it turns out that skipping around town delivering cupcakes is pretty satisfying too!)

Hello Pretty's Birthday on
Hello Pretty's Birthday on

Thank you all for your amazing and overwhelming support - to the buyers, the sellers, the bloggers, the magazines, the long suffering friends - we wouldn't be here without you all. We well and truly love each and every one of you for enabling us to do what we love.

Now I need to go before I get downright emotional. Hearts and puppies and kittens and stuff.

Win with Hello Pretty and Bow Peep! (Closed)

Go Bow Peep, it's your birthday, we're gonna party like it's your birthday...and we're also giving away awesome stuff!


The brilliant Bow Peep turns 3 this month - which means three years of you guys supporting a super talented local designer. To say thanks, we've got a giveaway with some his 'n' hers action going - so fellas, no need to feel left out.

Here's what's happening:

  • Girls can win a pair of Bow Peep's signature button earrings, as well as a set of three mini button paper clips, a large button paper clip, and a set of four button magnets.
  • Guys can win a dapper pre-tied bow tie, and a pocket square (chicks dig it).

How do you get in on this action, you may ask? Easy as pie peep.

  • Like Bow Peep, and Hello Pretty or Hello Man on Facebook
  • Enter yourself by leaving a comment on this post
  • Or, nominate who you think should win which prize by tagging their name in a comment! (You can nominate as many people as you like - one name per comment.)
  • Get an extra entry by tweeting at @ShopBowPeep and @HelloPrettySA or @HelloManSA and tagging your friend on Twitter

Happy happy birthday Bow Peep! Sorry we made you give us presents - but drinks are on us.

Entries close at midnight on Thursday 27th March. Please note that Hello Pretty's standard competition Ts and Cs apply.

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