As part of our Maker series, we wanted to catch up with one of our favorite makers of women's watches. We love watches, they're a classic accessory that is actually handy. Megan Hollenback started Feral Watches after a trip to Oahu left her wanting to create something unique. We asked her to tell us a little more about her brand and her wrap watches.
Who are you:
Megan Hollenback of Feral Watches. I am an identical triplet and mom to two fun kids. I love to camp, fly fish, surf, bike, travel, eat, and drive a VW van.
What do you make:
I design women's wrap watches. They are fun and feminine time pieces that wrap around the wrist 2 or 3 times.
Why do you make:
We are just trying to do something different. Incorporate personal style and an aesthetic that we enjoy into what we create. The world is so accessible in terms of creativity and for me it is just fun to explore that. The canvas I chose just happened to be watches.
Why support makers:
With so many big brands backed by money and large companies it is hard for us little people to stand out and get our products out there. But if you pay attention, the little companies are the ones pushing the envelope and the bigger brands follow suit. Every little bit of support and appreciation really validates what we are doing and pushes us to go bigger and better.
Tell us a little more about how you started Feral:
We wanted a watch that was different. Something that reflected our carefree lifestyle and went well with our colorful stack of floss bracelets wrapping our wrists. There was something to be said there - looking at our arms stacked with memories to remind us of the adventures we had traveling the world. We knew we had to bring that same feeling to our daily life but in the best way possible. We wanted to have a timepiece that was simple. Fun. Different. When the dust of our traveling feet settled in exchange for sandy toes on the North Shore of Oahu, the wrap watch was born.
Feral began making wrap watches by hand using unique faces and suede cords. Inspired by salty hair, winter swells and everything under the sun, we knew we had created what we were looking for - something to reflect who we are. We are free spirits. We are creators. We are lovers. We are feral at heart. Our collection of beautiful wrap watches double as bracelets, making them more than just an ordinary time-teller. Feral's fun and feminine timepieces add structure to your wild side by keeping you punctual. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, 'Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air'.
Why keep Main Street alive:
The coolest stuff comes from Main Street!