Who could be more fitting than my newest sponsor: Strano Designs. Jennifer sells ribbons of all sorts-striped, solid, polka dotted, velvet and of course GROSGRAIN! Her designs have been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Modern Bride, Adorn and Good Housekeeping just to name a few.
Strano Designs offers a colorful collection of boutique quality ribbons in designs, sizes and hues that are intended to be simple while offering creativity, joy and inspiration. Strano Designs Ribbons will create a style, set the mood or make a statement. Glue it, scrapbook it, sew it, tie it, pin it, wash it, iron it, even die cut it. Decorate your life with Strano Designs Ribbons.
Strano Designs is a ribbon/design company founded by the husband and wife team of Lou and Jennifer Strano. In 2002, with fifteen years of retail and manufacturing experience behind her, Jennifer started designing ribbons in response to recognition that there was a need for a boutique quality ribbon company that was easily accessible on the web without compromising original design, finest quality and most excellent customer service. In 2005, Lou, who since the 1990s had been designing print and web media for small and large companies in the Northeast, joined Jennifer full-time assuming the responsibilities of web communications and branding.
It was Labor Day of 2003 when Jennifer made the very difficult decision to leave her job as Manager of a family-owned specialty store. The plan was to take a few months off, hit the beach and enjoy her girls who were toddlers at the time. After investigating Ebay as a possible outlet for past season belts from the family store, she realized that good, unique ribbon was nearly impossible to find.
After a month of research, Jennifer told Lou that she was going to spend five-hundred dollars and create her own ribbon to sell on Ebay. With Lou's response of, 'that's great honey,' and within five months, Strano Designs had launched it's website with fifty designs of ribbon in three sizes.
Strano Designs Striped Ribbons are domestically made from 100% Acetate. Soft, supple, lush and dignified to the touch. Strano Designs Ribbons even reflects light uniquely. Strano Designs offers this luxury in widths of 3/8, 5/8, 7/8 and 11/2.
Order Strano Designs in 25 yard rolls or send the Strano designers your ideas for custom ribbon available in 500 yard minimums.
Looking through her inventory one cannot help but drool. I found so many AMAZING pieces that I could have never found at any local fabric store. Perfect for a million crafty plans!
And if you live outside of the US, no worries! Their ribbons ships around the world, daily.
I'm off to purchase a yard of Blondie 1.5 for one of my Pettiskirt projects!