In 2004, while roommates at Bowdoin College , Peter & Austin decided to start a company that offered needlepoint belts. They became so intrigued with these unique accessories after their girlfriends made them needlepoint belts as gifts. After looking to buy finished belts,they realized that these products were impossible to find and prohibitively expensive. That's when Smathers & Branson was born. Their goal was to make needlepoint belts more available, attractive and affordable & it has been a success!
They knew that their biggest challenge would be finding and training skilled artisans. With our options quickly running out, they decided to spend the fall in Vietnam . Meeting their stitchers face to face enabled them to perfect their product to meet the high standards they set. Without realizing it, groundwork for a cottage industry had been laid &, within a few years, they would employ and provide opportunities for over 2,000 people. As the company continues to grow, Smathers & Branson have the satisfaction that their artisan’s level of success grows as well.
Now offering products ranging from men’s and children’s needlepoint belts, to cummerbunds, and dog collars, with a women’s line on the horizon. In addition, they can create custom products with unique patterns for schools, clubs, and organizations as well as one of a kind belts and monogrammed products.
Smathers & Branson defines their mission: “to offer the finest products with customer service to match.”
You will have no problem finding your keys with Smathers & Branson Key Fobs. I'm in love with my beautiful Greenwich Plaid Needlepoint Key Fob. A classic beauty that you will be sure to keep forever. This well-made product is well worth the money and makes for a perfect gift for the Jackie O in your life! I have received the best compliments on this investment.
Here are some other of my favorite products from Smathers & Branson like the Lobster and Claw Needlepoint Belt for the hubby.
Just looking at this Cape Cod Belt makes me think of yummy clam chowder.
You'll be sure to turn heads for all the right reasons wearing this Yellow & Blue Repp Stripe Needlepoint Headband.
Contest Ends Friday, June 3
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