It all began in 2014 with Chris and Laini Byrne.
Laini was a make-up artist & freelance graphic designer, Chris was a musician with a background in business.
It was a "hair-brained scheme" ( one of many ). We'd sold our house and two successful businesses and threw ourselves at a new opportunity. We didn't realise at the time how much we had to learn, but it was something we'd become accustomed to doing together. We've always liked starting things from scratch.
Since then we have grown from half a dozen handmade greeting cards & crafts being sold at weekend markets, to over 1000 designs available at hundreds of stockists throughout Australia & South Pacific.
Our studio sits high on a hill called Mount Pleasant on the NSW Central Coast -
a place we have called home since childhood.
So it seemed only fitting to name our business "Pleasant Tree".
Today the Pleasant Tree canopy is home to a colourful, beautiful and messy world that
comprises our two stationary brands: Sketchy and Pineapple Moon.
( It's also home to three kids and three cats with equal amounts of beautiful & messy! )
It's always been "to delight". But more than this, we have endeavoured to create high quality, Australian made products, using eco-friendly materials wherever possible. All our products are designed by us & are made to order here in Australia. We are proud to use 100% recycled papers and envelopes.
All our cards are available to purchase "naked" without cello packets and even our shipping boxes and satchels are recycled & biodegradable.
Our mission is to continue to evolve our company towards a sustainable future.