The Fix: How’s it going?
MD: Covid was bad for us, I couldn’t even get into the warehouse where our stock was stored for over 6 months so we pretty much put the whole business on ice and lost a lot of momentum and new stock was really hard to get. It was pretty depressing but we have kept a great band of loyal followers though and things are picking up again now that we are back up and running. It is great to work with a true single-speed brand like Quella and it was brilliant building up the Quella x Paloma bike for the competition. The fixie community is still backing us and it’s a real buzz seeing our stuff on socials being worn by fixie riders around the world like @fixieprincess in Estonia, @_scarbelly_ in Berlin, and @chris2active in L.A.
The Fix: And what’s next for Paloma Fixies?
MD: We’re always working on new stuff and have just extended the range to include some new stash. We’ve added some hats, trousers, casual shirts and a super comfy jacket –things seem to be back on track and I really hope we’ve seen the worst of Covid so we can keep Paloma moving.
The Fix: Thanks for chatting Matt, we’re really pleased to add Paloma to our range and hope that we can help you bounce back after a difficult time. It’s great to be in a bar again and this beer is tasty, shall we have another??
At this point, the interview went rapidly downhill, the chat flowed until far too late and many pints of Brixton Brewery’s excellent beer (www.brixtonbrewery.com) were consumed before a wobbly ride home. Check out Paloma’s range at www.palomafixies.com , or order from Quella for next day delivery.