Trilby Pheasant: The story, the journey, the path.
The idea(s) were born in 2013/2014 while we were living as a family in the grounds of a wonderful shooting estate called Golden Grove. On a cold misty morning during the shoot season we were leaving the estate and conversation became interesting after it was noticed that the pheasants look like white collar workers running for the train in the city ... the only thing missing was the trilby.
The pheasants went in search of trilby hats and found the perfect place. Hawarden. This village seemed to be perfect with its location and history. It was a perfect match with our strap line:
Where city and country come together, work together and create a new way.
We had found the hats and now the ideas would realise themselves on the highway of Hawarden which is a village in the county of Flintshire, it is well known for its castle and also has a monument and library named after former Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone who once lived in the castle. Hawarden is our country then Chester is our city.
It was beginning to take shape
Products were arriving, the shelves were filling furniture was being moved this way and that (this will always be). We opened the doors in March 2016 and we still haven't stopped looking or moving!
Trilby Pheasant is a company that encapsulates everything that is good about life. It attempts, for individuals, to recognise what they enjoy, what is fun and what is really important to them. It is a business that makes you feel good. Like your favourite hobby, it has an energy that attracts individuals to it.
Trilby Pheasant is a business that sponsors the growth of others through the, products, and pieces of work that they wish to, therefore, promote and sell within the wider world. It is a company that brings out the inner self of individuals. Which is what it is all about.
Trilby Pheasant’s product range starts small and then grows. It grows through the individuals that it meets and the individuals that want to be part of this. It is different – it is not a mass commercial “what products are they - get them on the net and sell”, it is a real sense of belonging that can only come from individual’s commitment to themselves, to bringing something forward as a piece of work and then to go through a process where Trilby and the pheasants can understand if that product wants to be marketed and if that is something that they would really like to happen.