When Needlepoint meets Football | The Squire Shop

First, let's take a look at the historic tradition of needlepoint. Modern needlepoint descends from the ancient Egyptians who used small slanted stitches to sew up canvas tents. Needlepoint was even found in the cave of King Tut's burial site, one of the most widely known Egyptian Pharaohs who lived around mid 1300 BCE. Now, flash forward a few thousand years and needlepoint is still a popular pastime, decorative item, and, thanks to Smathers and Branson, a sought-after clothing accessory.

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In 2004, Peter and Austin, two roommates from Bowdoin College, had the idea of creating their company, Smathers and Branson, after receiving needlepoint belts from their girlfriends. With their shared entrepreneurial spirit, they immediately went to work with the goal of creating available, attractive and affordable belts. They knew it would take an exceptionally well-made needlepoint to establish their brand and grow their company, so they went to Vietnam in search of skilled artisans. And now, thanks to Smathers and Branson, there is a growing cottage industry in Vietnam that employs and offers opportunities for thousands of people.

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So, what does the most beloved sport in America have to do with needlepoint and Smathers and Branson, you ask? Well, with their rapidly growing popularity, Smathers and Branson is in high demand, giving them the ability to make licensing agreements with all of America's most prominent sport teams. And now that it's officially fall, it's all about football. We are fully stocked with trendy needlepoint Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn and Alabama flasks, coasters, key fobs, wallets, hats and more! So, step up your fall wardrobe and cheer on your team with a Smathers and Branson accessory today!

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Comment below on your favorite SEC Team to enter to Win a FREE Smather's & Branson Team Key Fob! Winner will be announced October 25th!

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29 comments

Ronata Nunn

October 23, 2015

Roll Tide!

Rachael Branton

October 23, 2015

ROLL TIDE ROOOLLLLL!

Emily Denney

October 25, 2015

Georgia Bulldogs all the way!

The Squire Shop

October 28, 2015

Congratulations MATT LEAHEY! You can either email us your address at info@shopsquireshop.com or stop by the store to pick up your Smather’s & Branson Alabama Key Fob!

Brooke Bailey

October 29, 2015

Georgia bulldogs all the way!! GO DAWGS!! ❤️

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