Months in the making and Bestowe is finally here! Thank you to everyone who supported me and this business getting off the ground: my parents, husband, son, sister, friends and mastermind groups, vendors and collaborators! I can't wait to share with you the Bestowe journey moving forward, here on the blog. For those of you just joining this blog, you'll be able to find information about new products, the inside scoop on upcoming events and projects, diy tips and learnings from professional artists and makers, visit artist studios with us, and our product in the wild. Stay tuned for more and thank you for joining!
Welcome to Bestowe.
Last year I found myself in a bit of a loss. A couple of my friends were going through life changes, and I wanted to send them something special to let them know I was thinking about them. With a toddler and limited time to myself, it wasn't easy to escape to various stores to find the perfect gift. I put it off until one day I realized that I couldn’t do it myself. That day I scoured the internet, only to discover that I couldn’t find a gift box of unique presents in my price range that conveyed the right sentiment. I was looking for something special, a box to tell my friends exactly how much I was thinking of them.
That's when the idea for Bestowe was born. I could create those gift boxes I imagined, with beautifully designed products by indie artisans and producers. With a background in art and design and a connection with the artist community, I started scouring the internet to find artisans whose products felt unique, and, most importantly, told a story.
Along with designing the Bestowe logo and branding, I made the creative decision to screen print the boxes by hand. The decision to handcraft the boxes came from a desire to outwardly share the artistic touch, to convey that the well-designed, hand-crafted quality of the packaging reflects the story of the beautiful products inside.
I’ve always dreamed of owning my own business, and creating Bestowe has been enlightening and fulfilling. It allows me to connect to an artisan and maker community that I love, use my skills as a curator to combine beautiful products and good design and share the joy of gift giving.
Thank you for joining me on this adventure!
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