The Original Supercapes
09/04/2012 09:43AM ● Published by Style
Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
We make handcrafted super capes for kids. Combining our talents in clothing design and graphic design, we create durable, comfortable and stylish capes for kids. The Original Supercapes found me (Claire) one afternoon when our own kids were playing in the house with towels as their “capes.” I love to sew and thought they needed something special, so I created the very first “super capes” just for them. With Chase’s background in screen-printed arts and our love for bold graphics, we’ve created our dream product line!
What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience?
Claire: My first job was babysitting at 12 years old. It gave me insight into the imagination of kids and how to multi-task!
Chase: An apprentice at an antique store – I discovered my love for vintage design.
Why is your staff the best in the business?
We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standard: Would our own kids wear these? The answer is always a resounding, “yes!” Being a team of two, our company is small but growing by leaps and bounds every day.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
Our kids, moving to Rocklin, and starting Supercapes.
What’s your hidden talent?
Claire: I can make any dessert dairy-free and healthy, but still taste good.
Chase: Playing the ukulele.
What’s your favorite local event that you go to?
First Fridays at the Fountains in Roseville.
What’s your favorite local business other than your own?
Icing on the Cupcake – they’re the best.
And finally, customer service is…?
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