The Patch Factory story
It started with the so-called fantasy name "Hearty-Frog". We started with that.
The purpose of the Hearty-Frog was simple, affordable iron-on prints, initially in velor for everyone.
We have long tested which material is best for this and how it can be applied easily and only with household funds.
Back in 2005 we had a lot of people against us, who didn't think it would ever work, even well-known companies from whom we sourced the material and still source it laughed at us in some form or other, it just wouldn't work. We simply set our minds to offer the Flock product individually for everyone.
At that time we had to deal with a lot of competitors. Everyone "stole" the motives from the other and called them their own. Ultimately, nobody knew who really owned what or not. Ultimately, only the author was able to identify what belongs in himself.
Here, too, we wanted to stand out from the others, so we decided to design all the motifs that we want to offer ourselves, so at least the designated copyright of the individual motifs was clarified.
Over the years, our sayings and motifs have accumulated and more and more.
However, there were no legal questions either, because competitors have repeatedly claimed that it was their motives or that you yourself have the rights.
Later we left private backgrounds, emigrated and ended up in Sweden. There we gave ourselves the translated name "Kära-Groda", translated Hearty-Frog.
After a few months it came to us to design the online shop so that it was clearer, more convenient and, above all, internationally marketable.
We have now renamed the online shop one last time in The Patch Factory, and in the German-speaking area, especially for the online platforms "Der Aufbügler".