When Crane & Canopy co-founder Karin purchased her first house, she wanted to create a contemporary and elegant home filled with high-quality designer décor and furniture. When she couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for without breaking the bank, she decided to get to work. The result: high quality designer home goods at an innovative price point.
Crane & Canopy started the way many small business do — not able to find the bedding she was looking for in her price range, Karin Shieh decided to take matters into her own hands and design her own. After enlisting the help of her Harvard Business School classmate and fiancee, Christopher, Karin is bringing those bedding designs to the rest of us.
There are a couple of key features that set Crane & Canopy's bedding apart from the others. First is the way the pieces are designed and brought to market. Whereas retailers use design houses and pay licensing fees, Crane & Canopy designs their own bedding. They then have their designs produced by the same manufacturers as specialty stores, without the middleman. This in turn cuts costs so that Crane & Canopy are able to offer their bedding for prices lower than specialty retailers.
The other unique aspect of Crane & Canopy's bedding is the way the duvet covers work. Usual duvet covers button at the bottom and can be a pain the neck to change out. Crane & Canopy's duvet covers feature a zippered opening about a 1/3 of the way from the top. This makes it easier to change the cover and, with hidden ties in the corners, helps keep the duvet cover in place. Check out the video below for a demonstration.