Monday, January 26, 2009

Vendor Spotlight :: cathyswraps LLC

Many brides want to add a green element to their big day, but hope to save some $$ too!

If you're still searching for an Eco Chic item to add to your decor ---look no further than cathyswraps LLC.

These decorative vase wraps will fill multiple roles from Wedding Aisle decor, to Tabletop design, and finally, Favors for your parting guests.
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We recently caught up with Cathy Skraba, Owner of cathyswraps LLC, to discuss her inspiration + brilliant business idea.
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Tell us a little about yourself...
I officially launched cathywraps LLC in 2006, though I spent years developing the idea. I have two children, a 10 year old daughter and an 8 year old son.

What inspired you to start your business?
I do believe in the saying "necessity is the mother of invention".

I had a successful freelance graphic design business, but wanted to stay home with my young children. Our family was created through the miracle of adoption, and I wanted to enjoy every minute, so I needed to get creative to pay the bills!

Around that time, my mother (fondly known as Doey), asked if I would think of ways to spiff up a vase that attached to church pew clips. She invented the pew clip, and enjoys much success with it, but wanted a way to give the display vase a makeover.

Being a graphic designer, I developed the idea of a decorative sleeve with fun patterns + colors. And the idea of cathyswraps LLC just grew from there.


What is unique about your product?
cathyswraps is a practical, versatile new vase. It can be used for centerpieces or party favors, it can become a gift vase by adding one of our coordinating gift tags, or it can be used as aisle decor.

It's available in trendsetting colors + patterns, and is easily personalized.

When brides uses our vases, they create continuity throughout their special day. They also get more value from their flowers, but using them in more than one locale.

Our vases are created from repurposed materials. The paper for the decorative wrap had been specially ordered for a local coffee company, but never used, and the plastic pots were warehoused for over 10 years.

The paper, made partially from post consumer waste, is printed with water based inks.















What price range does your product fall into?
cathyswraps are sold in sets of 12, ranging from $36 for the vase + decorative sleeve, to $48 for the vase, decorative sleeve + 12 pew clips.

Where can clients contact you + see your product line?
website: http://www.cathyswraps.com
email: info@cathyswraps.com
phone: #206.284.8268 or #800.435.3813

To order a sample to play with, test on church pews, or show to a florist...please visit my etsy shop: http://cathyswraps.etsy.com

Thank you Cathy!

2 comments:

cathyswraps said...

Thank you for having confidence in our new wedding vase idea, we are very excited to be helping brides save money while creating personalized wedding flowers, centerpieces and party favors.

Warmest regards,
Cathy

Anonymous said...

I love these clever wraps. We use them in a varity of ways, wedding work, event work and the colors work well with blooming plants. The prints on them are so fun to work with!


Carol
Portland Ave. Designs