Have you heard? Spoonflower will soon be shipping from Berlin! Today's post comes from marketing team member Allie as she reflects on her time spent in Berlin!

Spoonflower Berlin OfficeSpoonflower DE's temporary office space

After 15 hours of traveling, Sam (from our printing department) and I arrived in Berlin to be greeted by Spoonflower's director Stephanie inside Tegel airport in Berlin. With new cell phones and transit cards exchanged, we were off to find our way in the city. This was my first trip to Germany, a place I'm now thrilled to call home. 

 

Vabrique The lovely little cafe Vabrique next door 

The past few weeks have flown by as I've continued the search for crafty folks, planned a Meetup with local Berliners and talked through ideas for getting our shipping facility up and running! 

Team DinnerSpoonflower's first Berlin team dinner

We even had the chance to catch up with all the new hires at the time for a traditional German meal (in a castle!). It was an international affair celebrating the start of a team with folks from the UK, Australia, Denmark and, of course, the US! 

Spoonflower Berlin MeetupBerlin Meetup 

Just before heading stateside for the holidays, I invited folks from the area in for a night of crafting and community. I took a few minutes to talk about Spoonflower and our plans for Germany, and then there was time for people to ask questions and share conversations about all things creative and fabric related. We had a small hand embroidery project for folks to work on throughout the night. It was really lovely to spend time crafting with local makers while chatting about all the crafty happenings around Berlin.

Berlin, Germany

Spending four weeks exploring Berlin has been incredibly exciting, and I'm so excited for what's to come. Here's to a new adventure for the Spoonflower crew!

+Allie