We are thrilled you are here! When you select Ma Brown Mercantile, you are receiving a unique, one-of-a-kind, personalized item that is created especially for you reflecting your own personality and style.
Before the inception of Ma Brown Mercantile, I was in corporate management specifically with Fortune 100 companies. My area of expertise was in adult learning, project management, and quality assurance.
One day, it happened. Corporate downsizing. It was everywhere and I was directly impacted for the first time in my life. During this life altering transition, I yearned to branch out and discover other options. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for embroidery, both of which were a bit of a secret. Behind the scenes, I researched how to perfect my talent and open my own personalization business.
Throughout all of this, I was concerned that no one would find value in what I loved to do. In addition, I was hesitant to step out of my comfort zone which had become very warm and safe. As I droned along for 3.5 more years, I decided there was no time better than the present. After encouragement from family and friends, I took a leap and opened Ma Brown Mercantile while continuing to work full time outside the home. I started out very slow offering a small line of monogrammed and embroidered flour sack towels.
I listened intently to my customers, poured everything back into my business, upgraded to commercial equipment, and expanded a little at a time offering garments, tote bags, and pillows. I believe in open communication, excellent quality, calculated risk, and solid processes. I carry this same mindset over to my own business. In 2013, I finally bid a fond fare well to the corporate world.
I set out to create the most desirable and sought after personalized items possible. One primary goal is to offer more difficult-to-find items such as personalized handbags using innovative techniques and modernized fonts and styles.
It turns out, the road was more difficult than I imagined as not every item is suitable for personalization and the market is so over saturated with the limited styles that are available. I was determined to set myself apart and offer items not found in every shop.
Ma Brown Mercantile has made it a priority to focus on locating and building business relationships with suppliers that distribute trending accessories the moment they become available, many of which are limited release.
Through it all, the response has been extraordinary! I take great pride in everything that is created, all of which is done myself.
Ma Brown Mercantile personalized creations can now be found by customers living in all 50 states and in Canada. I would love the opportunity to earn your business.