CrewSkull Workshop - Gothic Jewelry
In March 2008, CrewSkull created its first Broken Skull Necklace in order to satisfy a tough friend, as a result of which more and more adventurers came to us, more and more risk takers, fearless, real rebels solicited our skills, and that’s what CrewSkull was born from. Crewskull was born in the adversity of a highly competitive market. Through the hard work and efforts of Henry and the whole team, we have been able to build a successful and long lasting brand that keeps all of its customers happy. In today’s article, you will discover all there is to know about CrewSkull!
What is Crew Skull ?
In the early days, Crewskull started as a gothic jewelry store. But as the project moved forward, we felt the need to expand as soon as possible. So, over time, we have decided to scale up our range of products to include skull clothing, skull decorations and much more.
Founded in the French countryside, in a remote corner, far from all civilizations and with a secret address by a small united team, we were inspired by savages, rock legends, real eccentric jokers who proudly wore all kinds of skull rings, skull pendants, skull bracelets and talismans.
We are rebels by nature, and it is with this passion, effort and love that each piece is forged; our craftsmen soak a piece of themselves in each unique design. Our goal is not to create jewelry that is basic, that stands out a little, or that draws attention. Our goal is to create the jewelry that will stand out from all the other jewelry and give you a truly enhanced style.
Who’s behind it ?
It is our friend Henry who has founded the brand and the website. At that time, Henry was still a young art student, passionate about motorcycles and movies. No one could have guessed that he would become the businessman he is today. He had the courage and determination to start several businesses that were (almost) all very successful. He is also working on a top secret project for the Cinema but if I say too much I might get in trouble haha.
With time, he has detached himself a lot but is still in charge of validating the designs and giving us new ideas and inspirations. Henry has always wanted to satisfy his friends and that is why he started CrewSkull. He produced high quality products in very small quantities for his friends. Among them, rock fans, bikers and many others. With the skull, he found a way to make his products fit all types of people and that’s what (I think) made the brand successful.
Our team is now made up of five amazing people that have given their lives for this brand. From the designers to the video makers ( we will be bringing you some cool stuff in the next few months), it has been a tough but very effective work to build a team from scratch. Through hard work and perseverance, we are confident that we will have one of the best brands in the industry in 2022.
Inflation and rising prices
How did that happen ….
Inflation has really increased in recent months and prices have risen with it. This has been a problem for many people because they have to spend more money to keep up with the price augmentation. And so that led to a decrease of the Amerincan’s buying power.
Several factors have contributed to this inflation.
One of the main reasons is the increased demand for goods and services. This has led companies to raise their prices in order to make more profit. Another reason is the devaluation of the currency, which means that each dollar is worth less than before.
All these factors have led to an irremediable rise in the price of raw materials and it had an impact on a lot of compagnies.
The impact on CrewSkull
Because of the rise in commodities, this past quarter has been very complicated for the CrewSkull’s team. Inflation has hit the United States hard and prices have gone up everywhere. We could have raised our prices like everyone, but CrewSkull has always wanted to be an affordable solution for everyone. The goal is not to create a luxury brand, it is to satisfy consumers. And satisfying consumers means offering them low-cost solutions so that they can keep as much money as possible to use in their everyday lives. That is why we have been keen to keep our prices as low as possible despite a sharp rise in raw materials. This is also the philosophy of CrewSkull. We stand together at all times, and we are there for our community.
As our company looks to the future, we see many opportunities for expansion. By introducing new products and collections, we can reach new markets and customer segments. We are constantly innovating and expanding our product line to meet our customers’ needs.
Our brand has a strong reputation for quality and innovation, which gives us a competitive edge in the market. We are always looking for ways to improve our products and services and expand into new areas. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible experience, whether they shop online or in-store.
We believe there is significant growth potential in both domestic and international markets. We are actively exploring opportunities in new markets and are confident that we can continue to grow our brand globally.
European expansion plan :
We have a medium to long term plan to expand into Europe to get closer to our roots. The first countries we would like to target would be France, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom. We believe that this market is a real opportunity for the development of our company and we are ready to take the risk of establishing our stocks there. This way we can guarantee a fast delivery at any time for our customers.
I personally think that opening up to Europe should be a priority for business leaders around the US. The United States is a very good area for business but Europe has a growing market that can be very useful for brands like ours. Beware of taxes in Europe. Indeed, in countries like France, the taxation is very different than here. You have to follow all the steps if you want to stay in the law, it is quite an annoying step but I assure you it is worth it !
Our product development :
These difficult times have allowed us to really focus on production. We tried to do volume and satisfy all possible customers. That is why, after a quarter of hard work, we are ready to release more than a hundred limited edition products divided between the different collections of the brand.
We have worked to provide you with new jewelry, new clothes, new decorations for your home and all at the lowest prices on the market. Customer satisfaction is our main guideline and goal and it is what has kept us in business during all these years.
Our message to other business owners :
In these tough times, it is more important than ever for business owners to stick together and support each other. We know how hard it is to keep going, but we want to encourage you to keep on persisting. Keep working hard and do not give up. It will pay off in the end.
We are all being tested, but we must remember that we are all in this together. The best way to get through this is to keep working hard and looking forward.
The best advice I can give is this : Work, work and work. After going through some very very tough times, we have been able to rebound and revive our brand by giving it a kick of energy. We have been here for over 10 years now and we don’t plan on giving up anytime soon. So do not give up, keep the end goal in mind and move forward, every day, towards that goal.
Our message to other business owners :
Our message to people who want to start a business is simple: go for it, do not be afraid to fail, fall down and get back up, hard work always pays off. The first step is always the hardest, but once you take it and take the leap, the rest will become much easier. Do not be afraid to fail, everyone does it at some point. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward. If you are passionate about your business and willing to put in the effort, I am willing to bet that you will succeed.
Thanks for reading, please do not hesitate to message me if you have any question, I would be pleased to be of any help in the tedious work involved in launching a business. Just take the leap and there will always be people around to help you.
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