You are why we do what we do.
How you helped Marie Gilbert Studio become a reality.
Before we created Marie Gilbert Studio, we were very disappointed in the lack of choices and quality of gift items in the stores. We wanted something personal and unique to give to our loved ones. So, we began making them ourselves using our embroidery and woodworking skills.
Then we realized that we weren’t the only ones having trouble finding that special gift. We set out to create Marie Gilbert Studio where you could get the highest quality, one of a kind, handcrafted gifts for the most cherished folks anywhere – your loved ones. We believe family is the most cherished thing there is. So, to reflect that, “Marie Gilbert Studio” is named after our children – the most cherished things we have.
As it turns out …
building a business was a little more difficult than we imagined.
Suppliers of quality fabric and the many varieties of woods we used were difficult to find that would be willing to negotiate on price for the small amounts that we needed. Also, being creative folks and not computer geniuses, we had no idea how to build a website and sell our gift items online.
Over time, we have found vendors of quality supplies and, with a little help and lots of time, we have built a website.
Our biggest fear …
would anyone even see our products? We wanted to remain solely an online business and wondered how we would reach people.
Through it all, we released our first products and the response has been pure joy from everyone who sees them. They love the high quality and uniqueness of their special gift item.