Today I am delighted to spotlight on Love is a Poem who create handmade wedding garters and hair accessories.
This brand new venture is based in Norwich.
I hand over to the lovely Sharon Woodcock to tell you all about her blossoming Business….
Who are you, and what do you do?
“My name is Sharon, and I own the Etsy online shop, Love is a Poem, which sells handmade wedding garters and hair accessories.”
When and why did you start your Company?
“I started my company on 17th February 2014.”
“My main job is working as a project manager on a contract basis, and having some time between contracts has given me the opportunity to set up my own business.”
“I used to make wedding garters for a wedding shop a long time ago, and enjoyed making them.”
“Also, my grandmother used to be a seamstress, and as a child I was accustomed to listening to her stories about it, and watching her knit and crochet.”
“Last year I started to do some research into setting up an Etsy online shop and decided there was a significant wedding market to tap into.”
“It was time to put my latent creative sewing skills to good use again.”
What inspires you?
“I am inspired by colours and textures, and things that gleam or sparkle.”
“I also like romantic, steampunk and bohemian styles.”
“Most of my current collection falls somewhere between the first two, but I aim to create bohemian styles soon.”
Do trends influence your work?
“I opened my shop with a range of wedding garters, mainly in romantic/shabby chic or steampunk styles.”
“I am paying attention to what is trending, and as I grow the business I would like to add items to my range to respond to the current trends.”
What is your greatest achievement?
“I think it has to be setting up the business itself.”
“Starting a business has been in my thoughts for a very long time, and actually making something happen from scratch is an extremely rewarding and satisfying experience.”
What do you see as the future of your Company?
“My aim is to grow the business slowly and expand the current offering of wedding garters and hair accessories to a much larger range, with maybe a selection of themes and styles.”
“I also aim to add items for the proposal and Valentines Day.”
“As a poet, I want to add elements of poetry to the packaging, but this is still in the planning stage – look out for this later in the year!”
Thank you so much to Sharon for sharing her lovely handmade wedding garters.
What I like about the Garters is that they have character.
So often wedding garters can be quite delicate which is still lovely but sometimes its good to make a wee bit more of a statement.
To Contact Love is a Poem