Our Story

Laura and her sister Renee started Supercapes in 2003. It all started in a garage in the small town of Orangevale, just outside of Sacramento, California.

Laura grew up in the California beach town of Carpinteria, 20 miles south of Santa Barbara. Laura enjoyed many hobbies, such as dance, chorus, and piano.

Laura received her BS in Ornamental Horticulture from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. She went on to a career in Information Technology. But she longed to get back to her artistic roots.

At 2 years old, Renee's son, Everett, was what we call "a cape kid." He was, and still is, the inspiration for Supercapes.com. Laura and Renee realized there is a need for capes for kids all year long... not just at Halloween. So they decided that they were the ones to fulfill that need by making high-quality custom capes. .

Although Renee has handed over her half of the reins to Laura, she is still involved in promoting Supercapes. And Laura is working on getting the capes to a wider market while continuing her day job in Information Technology. She hopes one day to be able to quit her day job and concentrate solely on Supercapes and other artistic endeavors.

The company has since expanded and moved to Nevada City, California. It is still a garage based company and the office is above the "factory floor" (AKA the spare room above the garage). We now have help cutting and sewing the capes, and a four head commercial embroidery machine that occupies over half of the garage. We have come a long way from the days of using a vintage 1965 Singer sewing machine and a table top Brother home embroidery machine. However, all of the customization is still done by Laura.

 
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