When Skinny laMinx opened on Bree Street in 2011, Jason Bakery was still a hole- in-the-wall coffee shop. They soon expanded, opening their larger premises in the space they currently occupy on the corner of Bloem & Bree. (Don’t know where that is? Just look out for the Doughssant queues on a Saturday morning. They’re practically visible from Outer Space!)
Weve been pals with our Bree Street neighbours for years, and although we’ve recently done a fun product collaboration (see more here), our longest association has been on the upholstery side of things, because for the last 8 years, Jason Bakery has consistently used our fabrics for their bench seating on Bree Street, and now in Greenpoint too. Now that’s a LOT of bums on seats!
We spoke to Jason and Brigitte Lilley, the brother & sister team behind the Jason Bakery phenomenon, to find out why they keep choosing Skinny fabrics:
SKLM: Ever since you expanded your store, you’ve been using Skinny laMinx to upholster your bench seating. What made you choose us, and why do we remain your first choice?
JB: Well, we’re all about neighbourhood, and our two businesses were pretty much the vanguards on the Bree street renaissance over the last decade, so it makes a lot of sense. Also, we are huge fans of your simple, sophisticated designs.
SKLM: We’re always so pleased to see how well the cushions last, despite the hard treatment they get. What are your thoughts?
JB: We agree, and that’s why we keep using your fabric. We have replaced the bench cushions on Bree Street 5 times since 2012, but that makes sense, as the really are put to an exceptionally high traffic use, with at least 300 bums on seats in both shops daily, and double that on the weekend. Our cushions are washed monthly, so they really do stand up to quite a beating!
SKLM: We love seeing our fabrics in Jason bakery, and we’ve loved collaborating with you on the Bread Bags and Pastry Bags. Here’s to many more years as Bree Street neighbours!