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About

Agnes in August

by Kourtney Branagan in Calgary


Business Plan

Agnes in August was created in 2015 after an incredible response from a personal post of a piece of string art I made for my family. I didn't intend for that piece to receive so much attention but I knew I had potential.I decided to give it a go as a business opportunity, something that would help my family bank a few extra dollars on the side of my other business. That winter I sold at Market Collective and quickly picked up wholesale accounts through 2016. I made the hard decision in June 2016 to let my job as in Interior Decorator go to focus fulltime on the growing and exciting opportunities with Agnes in August. 

Agnes in August has ten retail locations and I continue to sell at local markets. There is a large part of mountain loving interior BC who haven't had the chance to see my work. My goal is to travel and introduce my products to areas like Kimberly, Fernie, Invermere, and the like. There are some fantastic local businesses here and I can't wait to work with them.

Having a solid wholesale base means I can step back from selling at markets. I love markets but I have a passion for creating something bigger than myself, something I could never tackle myself. I've met the most talented and dedicated people through markets and I want to create an opportunity for them to push their creative boundaries.

By asking multiple makers and artists to work and collaborate on a unique theme we can create a seasonal collection of products with limited pieces. These works will all compliment each maker and provide a chance for local enthusiasts to get their hands on something special.

The strength of the maker community lies within our relationships. We support and champion each other, share resources, and collectively work towards raising awareness of the importance of supporting local and how that bolsters our economy. Education and public awareness on the value, investment, and opportunities created when a person shop local are key to making this project a success.

There is also a component of mentorship for new and incoming artists into the industry. As makers we have learnt by some fabulous successes but also some tragic mistakes. Connecting with each other to share our knowledge base, encourage growth, and continue our support for one another means we can all succeed - there is room for everyone.

Comments (55)

Kerry Urban says:

Amazing work Kourtney ❤️

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Leanne McKeown says:

Congrats Kourtney!

33 seconds ago

Kiki Lally says:

Sorry about the delay Kourtney! Well done and congrats to you 💛

54 seconds ago

Renee Houston says:

I have been following your gorgeous work for a while and I am hoping that this gives your business the boost it deserves!

17 seconds ago

Kyla Anderson says:

Get it girl!!! ❤️

21 seconds ago

Sarah Jessome says:

Almost there!! 💙

47 seconds ago

Kenzie Conrad says:

Rooting for you Kourtney!!!! xo

51 seconds ago

Clint Brading says:

Good luck with this. Hard work will pay off

21 seconds ago

Jennifer Leusink says:

You rock, Kourtney!

57 seconds ago

Francesca Braccio says:

I hope you make your goal!! So close!

25 seconds ago

Jenn Jones says:

Great work Kourtney! Can't wait to see what comes from this chapter in your journey.

59 seconds ago

Steph McConkey says:

Good luck!! I work with your mom, but also happy to help out local talent!

21 seconds ago

Jared Penner says:

Love you sister

6 seconds ago

Gillian Ronald says:

Best of luck!

27 seconds ago

Elizabeth Wylie says:

You having an amazing products! I love them all!

51 seconds ago

Kim Mills says:

Congratulations, Kourtney!

14 seconds ago

Catherine Geisler says:

Good luck!

53 seconds ago

Robyn Ostlund says:

You've got this Kourt!

12 seconds ago

Lenore Oler says:

Fingers crossed for a good outcome for a great lady !

19 seconds ago

Nicole Logan says:

I hope this helps! Love your work! :)

51 seconds ago

Alice Holub says:

Such great work Kourtney, I love what you do and how your passion shines through your art.

30 seconds ago

Jennifer Janostin says:

So creative💗

38 seconds ago

Meg Kendall says:

Kourt- the work you do is amazing!!! Good luck!

53 seconds ago

Kathryn Howden says:

Good luck I love your creativity!

33 seconds ago

Kelly Sullivan says:

Good Luck!

21 seconds ago

Angela De luna says:

Sending you some maker support!

29 seconds ago

Karen Berry says:

:):):) Can't wait to get my vinyl..

17 seconds ago

Karla Barron says:

Good Luck!

54 seconds ago

Sara Bourke-Jaska says:

Kourtney, your work ethic is amazing. I know you have a great future!

56 seconds ago

Lauren McPhee says:

your work is truly magnificent and inspiring <3 I know you will move mountains. best of luck on this adventure Xoxo

58 seconds ago

Sue Anderson-Rodgers says:

Keep it up Kour. Resilience is really your middle name. 💋

51 seconds ago

Charlene Stokowski says:

Good luck Kourtney!!!

44 seconds ago

Melanie Craig says:

Wishing you all the best, Kourtney! Your passion is inspiring :) :)

35 seconds ago

Sarah Barr says:

I always love seeing your creativity! Keep up the awesome work.

18 seconds ago

Sarah Wong says:

Wishing you the best Kourtney!

53 seconds ago

Kathie Geleta says:

Good Luck!!!!

4 seconds ago

Karen Barnes says:

Yay Kourtney! Wishing you all the best in this new endeavour.

23 seconds ago

Kara Bussey says:

You are an amazing inspiration!

26 seconds ago

Christine Caddell says:

Way to put yourself out there kiddo. You go girl.

54 seconds ago

Jamie Waldhuber says:

Good Luck!

43 seconds ago

Kelly Bruce says:

Best of luck, KOURT! xx

10 seconds ago

Alannah Gamblin says:

Go get 'em Kourtney! You are an incredible inspiration! Keep going! <3

59 seconds ago

Lindsay Sandalack says:

Love your work and you're doing an amazing job!

20 seconds ago

Chrissy Mouland says:

So happy to support you Kourtney, and to soon have a piece of your beautiful work in my studio!

45 seconds ago

Erin Bogle says:

Sending you all the good vibes!!

46 seconds ago

Sonja Redeker says:

You have been a big inspiration to me. Great job and good luck with your campaign!

8 seconds ago

Lisa Demers says:

Best of luck my neighbour buddy!

28 seconds ago

Kim Findlay says:

I love all of your stuff. Good luck with your campaign!

55 seconds ago

stacy cockwill says:

Good luck in achieving your goal!

16 seconds ago

Kayla Cooper says:

Wishing you all the best in your campaign! Makers supporting makers!

54 seconds ago

Karen Snell says:

Wishing you great success Kourtney!

24 seconds ago

Emily Korolew says:

I love your Instagram feed. So vibrant, colourful and creative! Good luck!

23 seconds ago

Anna Grose says:

Love you Kourtney, and may all your dreams and aspirations be manifest!

51 seconds ago

Sue Anderson-Rodgers says:

You Go Girl

54 seconds ago

Katie Nedjelski says:

Congrats Kourtney! Can't wait to see you smash our goal.

58 seconds ago

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Kourtney Branagan

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