As we celebrate our tenth birthday here at PO.P UK & Ireland, we think it’s about time we told you a bit more about ourselves. Oh, and we don’t mean boring corporate
‘us’, we mean the fun, real us. To make it a bit more fun, apart from some standard questions, we’re going to get a couple of other members of the team to ask a question they’ve always wanted to know the answer to…
To kick off, we’re featuring Jo. Jo is our co-founder AND Head of Brand UK & Ireland…she is probably the most stripy person in the land!
Right, as you’re the co-founder we can’t ask you how long you’ve been with the company, so instead let’s kick off with your favourite memory from the last ten years at PO.P?
JO: Waking up one Sunday morning to see Prince George in every newspaper wearing a Polarn O. Pyret collar bodysuit, with the P label clearly showing. It was amazing publicity for the brand, at a time when we were relatively unknown.
If you could describe the brand in just three words, what would you say?
JO: Quality, functional, design...in fact those three words are on vinyl decals in every one of our 17 stores these days.
What’s your favourite thing to do when you’re not in the office?
JO: Dance! Especially jiving with my Dad.
What makes the office an enjoyable place to work?
JO: Our people, I love the fact that we all get along and have so much mutual respect for each other.
What’s your favourite PO.P product?
JO: The organic frill tights in white for a newborn baby. I have two teenage boys, so I do still crave the odd frill!
Sarah, our online Customer Service guru wants to know... If you’re stranded on a desert island and could only take one thing…what would it be and why?
JO: A roll of windproof fabric, because I could make a sail out of it and kite surf to safety! Is that cheating?