Vive la Compagnie!
We are Jaime & Susan. As a brand and a creative collaboration between two lifelong friends, we work by a value system and hold our vision dear.
We like textiles, utility, color, attention to details and a touch of whimsy. We also like to travel but delight in the comforts of home. We like clever upgrades of old faithfuls that make life more joyful with style and ease.
We are sentimental. We like things made to last and we keep those things for a long time. These "things" become treasures with memories and meaning. We think of every purchase like making a new friend: worthy of investment, meant to last.
We make goods & apparel with design improvements or details we cannot find in the marketplace. Our high standards of quality are like our standards of friendship. We design and produce with sustainability in mind and with care to all humans along the production cycle. We will do this to the best of our ability. That's what friends do—their best.
So that's what our brand means to us, but what does Vive la Compagnie actually mean? From French, our name comes from a song by the same title dating back to the early 1800s. In plain English, "long live our friendship!" The lyrics celebrate companionship, platonic love, lifting a glass and cherishing every moment together. The chorus doubles down and repeats "Vive L'Amour!" Long live love. Long live our friendship. J'Adore.
You will see a few feathered friends perched here and there. We both love parrots and have adopted them as a symbol of our brand. A group of parrots is called a company.
So that's what we’re all about. If we treated our customers, vendors, the environment as a friend, all with thoughtfulness, fun, loyalty, and longevity in mind, the world would be a better place.
We'd love to have you in our friend group. You can sit with us. Vive L'Amour! Vive la Compagnie!
Bonjour la compagnie! (Hello one and all!) Thanks for stopping by.