Fern & Moon is a Bronze Prize Winner in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest! Things said in the office when we first applied for this grant:
“I can’t remember the last time I won something.”
“I can. It was a library contest. I was 7.”
To say we’re excited about this would be an understatement. The recognition means so much, and the grant will help fund our dreams for our second season. We’re humbled by the support and involvement of the FedEx team. It further fuels our passion for this business and industry. We can’t wait to implement the ideas and designs that this grant supports!
The concept for Fern & Moon began when co-founder Karen was wedding dress shopping. It’s gone through patio chats over pasta in Rome, sketches, prototypes, samples, a launch, and now our first contest! When we started the company we wanted to create a caring environment that encourages individuality and celebrates peoples’ unique needs. The more we interact with people, the more support and excitement we feel for these values. From this grant, to our peers, to our community, we are surrounded by people who continue to reinforce our vision.
We’ve spent the last year chatting with brides about the wedding process, and we’re using their wonderful feedback to build something special. We’re looking forward to sharing our plans for the next season. Thanks to FedEx, we’re one step closer to getting there!
Congrats to all the winners, it’s an honour to be in such amazing company. Check out Gold Prize winner @wabanakimaple, Silver Prize winner @acre75.ca, and Bronze Prize winners @littleelska, @toni_marlow_co, @yescrickets, @okanaganlavender, @honeybeehubinc, @michaeldifazio.reclaimartistry, and @veillesurtoi. A big thank you to our amazing community for all of their warmth and support. We love you! And finally, the biggest of thanks to our wonderful FedEx rep Akash, who called with congratulations when he heard, and FedEx Small Business Grant contact Dan who has answered every question with knowledge and excitement. The two of you have made our week. THANK YOU!