When Needlepoint meets Football

October 22, 2015 29 Comments

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!



29 Responses

Brooke Bailey
Brooke Bailey

October 29, 2015

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

The Squire Shop
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!

Emily Denney
Emily Denney

October 25, 2015

Georgia Bulldogs all the way!

Rachael Branton
Rachael Branton

October 23, 2015

ROLL TIDE ROOOLLLLL!

Ronata Nunn
Ronata Nunn

October 23, 2015

Roll Tide!

David huff
David huff

October 23, 2015

Go Gators

Matt
Matt

October 23, 2015

Alabama Crimson tide!!

Matt
Matt

October 23, 2015

ALABAMA ROLL TIDE ROLL!!

Jed
Jed

October 23, 2015

Go Dawgs

cole herrell
cole herrell

October 23, 2015

Georgia Tech

Erika Denhart
Erika Denhart

October 23, 2015

UGA, how bout dem Dawgs ?

Colton Campbell
Colton Campbell

October 23, 2015

Nice post. War Eagle!

Aditya Patel
Aditya Patel

October 23, 2015

ROLL TIDE

Cheyene Cox
Cheyene Cox

October 22, 2015

War. Damn. Eagle. ?

Hannah Rudisel
Hannah Rudisel

October 22, 2015

GO DAWGS!

Francesca Gearinger
Francesca Gearinger

October 22, 2015

Roll Tide!

Jessica Henry
Jessica Henry

October 22, 2015

Roll Tide

Zane Mitchell
Zane Mitchell

October 22, 2015

Alabama all the way! Roll Tide!

Matt leahey
Matt leahey

October 22, 2015

Alabama roll tide roll!

Matt leahey
Matt leahey

October 22, 2015

Even though I’m from Georgia I gotta say ROLL TIDE but Georgia’s always next in my house divided!

Laura hand
Laura hand

October 22, 2015

War eagle

Hunter Jones
Hunter Jones

October 22, 2015

GO DAWGS!!!

Brent
Brent

October 22, 2015

GT, GO TECH

Kayla Marino
Kayla Marino

October 22, 2015

As someone who moved from Carrollton to Athens to go to UGA, I have to say GO DAWGS!!

Savannah Bearden
Savannah Bearden

October 22, 2015

GEORGIA!!! UGA

Josh McLaughlin
Josh McLaughlin

October 22, 2015

UGA, Go Dawgs.

Grier Smith
Grier Smith

October 22, 2015

HOW BOUT THEM DAWGS!!??

EMILY CAMPBELL
EMILY CAMPBELL

October 22, 2015

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win an AUBURN University Team Key Fob!!!! I did not go to UWG nor live near Carrolton, Ga but follow you guys on Instagram due to friends who attended at UWG and worked at the shop…you guys do SO SO good at promoting items!! If I ever visit Carrolton I will make it a must to visit you guys!! PICK ME SO I CAN WIN TO REPRESENT MY APPLAUSE TO YOUR SHOP AND MY LOVE OF AUBURN!!

Mckenzie Rowand
Mckenzie Rowand

October 22, 2015

WAR EAGLE

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