By Seann Avey
Bad Monday Operations Manager
Hello and welcome to our blog! We thought that it’s only right that the first post we make be an introduction to our blog and a brief rundown of our story up until now.
Established in 2017, Bad Monday began as a self-funded project out of Mark’s Garage. Mark’s wife (Alice) was starting maternity leave with their second child and they needed a little cash injection to survive the coming months.
The idea of Bad Monday was born and within a week Mark was printing t-shirts whilst Alice packed them in the kitchen!
3 Months later Mark leaves his full-time job and is working 16-hour days in the garage, trying to keep up with orders. In the meantime, the house is full of orders that are either waiting to be picked up by courier or waiting to be packed.
Bad Monday turned over £100k+ in that garage in the space of 5 months, all with only the two of them working whilst raising two children under 2.
Bad Monday was only born in October of 2017, but to this date (November 2018) has generated over 35 Thousand orders. From the beginning of June, we started outsourcing our print and production and have seen a turnover increase of over 300%, finally being able to meet the demand the brand brings.
We have now entered a new stage in our brands very short life, we want to expand even further and really cement our place in the industry. We are only just getting started and can’t wait to see where we will be in the next 5 years.
Mark wanted to create a brand that was not only inspired by the tattoo culture, but also merged other art influences whilst still respecting more traditional styles. A brand that cared about their quality and also offered great premium designs but without the premium price.
We are a small Independent family run brand, but we are growing and growing all thanks to your support. We hope this has given you a little more of an insight into our business and how it all started!