Company Name: The Prop Factory
Interview with: Carys Jenkinson
Location / Coverage: Based in Exeter but cover all areas of the UK
Introduce The Prop Factory
The Prop Factory is a seven year old amazingly unique prop and furniture hire company. We hand-make beautiful items to hire for weddings and events from nearly 90% recycled, reclaimed and second hand materials. We don’t use any nasty chemicals and say “NO!” to fibreglass. Most of our items to hire are handmade from wood or fabric and a little bit of metal. We don’t sell any of our products either so you’ll only find them here.
Who works at The Prop Factory and what are your roles?
We are a small team of six working in the heart of Devon, obsessively foraging, creating, following trends, setting trends, drinking tea and being generally inspired and excited by all things pretty, weird and fun.
- Carmen: Director, Prop designer and Marketing Manager
- Adam: Director, HR and Customer service manager
- Jim: Logistics Manager
- Laura: Prop Maker
- Carys: Stylist
- Tricia: Website Creator
What’s your story? How did The Prop Factory come about and how long has the company been running?
The Prop Factory started in 2011 by 23 year old single mum Carmen Croxall, while she was at University. It has now grown into a warehouse of wonders.
Carmen started in the industry with a small vintage china hire business, and soon after had the passion and knowledge to create something amazing with prop hire. The company began as ‘The Very Vintage Hire Company’ and then changed face to ‘The Prop factory’. This is indeed an accurate description as we are a Factory making wonderful Props.