Today it is my great pleasure to spotlight on Robe du Vin, a unique wine bottle napkin handmade in Scotland..
Perfect for unique wedding gifts, it can be a wonderful addition to the top table perhaps matched to the groom’s kilt fabric.
It can also be something a little bit different for corporate events with a company logo embroidered on the napkin or just for the home as the wine lovers best friend.
I hand you over to Sandra Craig to tell you about her blossoming Business…
Who are you, and what do you do ?
“I am Sandra and my business is The Wine Napkin Company.”
Why, and when did you start your Business?
“I started my business in 2013 after coming up with a unique new idea, Robe du Vin.”
“I love white wine and champagne and found when using an ice bucket at home, there would be ice cold drips over the table or even worse, my dinner guests.”
“I have always been creative, but initially was inspired whilst I was lying by the pool on holiday, sharing a bottle of fizz with my friend.”
“When I returned home to Glasgow I decided to develop my idea further, resulting in this wonderful product, which is simple, elegant and unique.”
“Robe du Vin is a luxurious napkin with a beautiful ring inserted which slips over the neck of the open bottle and drapes over the ice bucket.”
“It is simple, elegant, made from the finest fabrics (both plain & tartan) and can be personalised with embroidery with any image, message or corporate logo.”
“It is the perfect gift for any wine lover, and when I introduced it everyone loved the idea.”
“Initially I was making them for family and friends but soon realised there was the potential to turn my idea into a business.”
What inspires you?
“I’m inspired by the wonderful feedback I receive from all over the world about my product, tartan robes have been particularly popular for the overseas market as well as weddings.”
“It is a beautiful addition to your wedding tables, I recently had an order for 10 for a wedding all matching the groom’s kilt.”
Do trends influence your work?
“As my napkins are bespoke, I am always looking at the trends for interiors, I am extending my range to match the interiors of homes and gardens, perfect for the summer barbecue.”
“My greatest achievement to date is that a very well known celebrity in 5th Avenue New York sent me a personalised letter thanking me for my beautiful gift, which I now have framed in my office.”
Looking forward, what is the future for the Business?
“I have recently sourced a wonderful manufacturer and cannot wait to work with them to create even more gorgeous Robe du Vin.”
“I am currently selling to consumers at home but recognise the opportunity of supplying hotels & restaurants both here & overseas.”
“Robe du Vin is making it’s way around the world, it’s in Dubai, Australia, New York & even Mr Singh’s restaurant in Glasgow.”
Is the Robe du Vin napkin available from any other retailer?
“Our unique product is currently only available through our website.”
“Please contact me with your requirements, and I look forward to creating your perfect wine napkin to help celebrate a special occasion or as an original gift for someone you love.”
I personally saw the amazing wine bottle napkin in action at a recent wedding fair and it is both beautiful and extremely practical too.
For the wine lover, its a pretty aspect for a dinner party at home or for a wedding gorgeous for the top table, and an elegant addition to a party or corporate event.
T Contact The Win Napkin Company
Phone: 0779 197 1748