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.
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.
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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