Happy 20th Birthday to Us!
The year was 1996. I was eleven years old. My best friend’s name was Amanda. Her dad built firetrucks for a living. My mom, a professional tapestry weaver, had been looking to build a professional-quality, portable loom for her own use and asked Amanda’s dad for help. They spent many hours in his garage tinkering with plumbing and firetruck parts until finally the very first Mirrix Loom was born.
My dad, more business-minded than my mom at the time, convinced her that other people would be interested in her looms. A few months later, and quite hesitantly, my mom sent twenty looms to a weaving conference to see if anyone else would want one. We happened to be moving from Wisconsin to New Hampshire at that time and when she plugged the phone in at our new house she got a call.
“I saw Mirrix Looms at the conference.” The woman on the other end of the line said, “I’d like to buy one.”
Mom hesitated, “Why didn’t you buy one there?”
“There weren’t any left.”
Statistics vary, but many say that 9 out 10 startups fail. Most don’t make it past the first 18 months. We are eternally grateful to each and every one of our customers for helping us make it to the 20-year mark.
Help Us Celebrate!
Write a birthday wish for Mirrix’s virtual 20th birthday card here and be entered to win a 5″ Mini Mirrix Loreli Loom (or $145 towards a larger loom).
Plus, for all of July, when you spend $100 in the Mirrix Store, we’ll send you a $20 e-gift certificate good for orders $150 or more through September 2016. Just use code happybirthdaymirrix at checkout.
The Fine Print:
5″ Mini Mirrix Loreli Loom Giveaway: Your birthday wish will be publicly shared and may be used in promotional material and online. Anyone can write a birthday wish, but the giveaway is open only to U.S. residents 18 years and older. If the winner chooses to put $145 towards a larger loom, he or she will have to pay for shipping. Winner will be chosen based on the best birthday wish, chosen by our judges based on creativity.
Gift Certificate: Cannot be used with other sales or offers. Deal expires at midnight on 9/30/2016. Only valid at mirrixlooms.com.
Click here to learn how to enter coupon codes on our website