Vanessa Blackburn, Marketing Director
CRAFTYSTITCHES HANDMADE DESIGNER WINS 1ST PLACE FOR SCALABLE BUSINESS
VIRGINA — November 9, 2011 — CraftyStitches LLC (www.craftystitches.etsy.com) is the 1st Place Winner of the Business Plan Competition for Scalable Business in Loudoun Small Business Development Center (http://www.loudounsbdc.org). Look out Wal-Mart, handmade artists are growing big! With over 2 million users on Etsy, the handmade industry has carved a dent into the online ecommerce world. There is a newfound appreciation for handmade quality goods. The new Do It Yourself (DIY) culture has sprouted another movement in the handmade market and it is exciting. Join CraftyStitches and be a part of this fast growing movement of Handmade Quilted Accessories one stitch at a time.
Local businesswoman and designer Jennifer Michael is the creative brain behind CraftyStitches, which specializes in handmade quilted accessories. This homemade business has sold over 4000 pieces this year. As the creator of The Perfect Bridesmaids® Travel Jewelry roll, this item is marked as the PERFECT BRIDESMAID gift of the year with over 3000 jewelry rolls sold. This season, CraftyStitches launched the CraftyKit™ to promote the DIY movement where crafters/novice can make their own quilted accessory in less than 30 minutes. CraftyStitches plans to grow into the retail stores market, look out for the CraftyStitches Studios nationwide.
Jennifer Michael has been featured on wedding blogs, Martha Stewart ads, and product reviews by modern brides as a creative and crafty bridesmaid gift “MUST-HAVE”. Check out what they are saying about CraftyStitches Products at Niche Magazine, Destination Weddings, ShopHappens, and LittleWedHen. Jennifer is also the Captain and chair of the Etsy street team (CREST: capitol region etsy street team ARTISANS) of 300 artisans that sell on Etsy in the Capitol Region. Look out for events and info about CREST ARTISANS.
Congrats to CraftyStitches for the spectacular win!
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