Van der Pop Accessories, Sessions Founder

April Pride

Seattle, WA

April Pride is the creative genius behind Van der Pop, a savvy collection of goods, cannabis knowledge, and SESSION parties.  We first fell in love with her sexy stash jars, which not only look great, but are also optimized for humidity, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial. From there we were introduced to her full line of accessories and are now privileged to be part of Vandy SESSIONS (think Tupperware party meets 420). It is our pleasure to introduce you to April.

What inspired you to exercise your design talents in the cannabis industry?

Every day, I break the rules of my youth while making the rules tomorrow’s youth will break. There is immense freedom in being a pioneer. And that freedom is something that is rare for a designer. But any design talent that I may have is really shared with intimate experiences that I create for my friends and family. SESSION allows me to design modern cannabis experiences with products that are so stunning and cool. So much, in fact, that design has the potential to extra-ordinarily effect perception. How often does that lightning strike? 

What gets your creativity going?

A problem to solve.

What’s makes your job awesome?  

The abundance of opportunities to enjoy cannabis with likeminded people!

What makes your job challenging? 

The need for sleep.

What’s excites you most about the landscape of the design industry as well as the cannabis industry as it develops?   

Digital printing will revolutionize design, retail and consumption – to name a few. How lucky to live during this transformation! Cannabis has the potential to create a paradigm shift in how we connect with others and our natural world. My hope is that the more people who responsibly incorporate this plant into their lives, the more acceptance, appreciation and awe that will weave through our communities.

What are your favorite things right now?

This is totally bizarre, perhaps. I traveled in Asia this spring and developed an affinity for 60-minute foot massage. How decadent, right? But they were $10 – in Thailand. Stateside this is definitely a rare treat – or so I thought. As luck would have it, I stumbled across “Two Happy Feet” (Ballard and Fremont). This is my new bi-weekly $35 splurge. An hour massage. The catch? You’re in a communal room with twenty other guests. The more the merrier, right?


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