Founders Case Bakker and Jessie Lyon met and began selling Ecuadorian alpaca blankets out of the back of Case's car. At the time, they didn't realize that they were laying down building blocks that would later become a full time job for both them and six others. As time passed, they were increasingly inspired by the international connections and community being created by their efforts, and the potential impact it could have for communities both locally and globally. With the help of a notable collection of loyal and hardworking friends and family, Case and Jessie remain partners with big dreams surrounded by a team they couldn't do it without.
For anyone familiar with Instagram, you’re aware that many accounts participate in giveaways, and work together with other accounts to promote their pages and their products. I saw a cute post with two alpacas one day a couple of months ago, and it led me back to an account for a company called Pokoloko. I reached out to the owners, and caught Jessie one day in April for a chat about entrepreneurship, business, travel, and the balancing scale of being in a relationship with your business partner.
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