Founded in mid-2010 by Cliff and her husband Desmond as a hobby, Kaleidoskopie got its start in the business by selling handmade gifts at street fairs. Weekend after weekend the couple would drag around their little suitcase full of products to whichever location an event was held and spend the day peddling visitors with their one of a kind gift items. With every inquiry, their confidence grew. It was middle of December 2010 when Cliff finally caved into the idea Desmond had been selling her for quite sometime - open a store and make Kaleidoskopie an actual business. They bootstrapped every possible aspect and did the labor wherever they could. In fact, they finished furnishing the store's interior in 24 non-stop hours of labor. Voila! Kaleidoskopie opened its doors for business on the first day of 2011, started shipping globally in 2012, and the rest is, as they say, history.