Get to Know Us – Our Scarves

As a retail shop, it’s only right that we take a couple of weeks in this Get to Know Us series to introduce you the products we sell. So we’re starting off with our best selling products – our scarves!

Scarves on TableBeing a native of Wisconsin, there is a large portion of my wardrobe that goes unused for 99.98% of the year here in Charlotte. I grew up layering and being prepared for frigid temperatures. Now, a medium weight jacket and a sweater gets me through most days.

The problem is my office; it is always chilly in my workspace. When I realized I could get away with wearing scarves indoors and out, day in and day out, my life changed. Maybe it wasn’t a profound change, but not shivering all day was a nice change of pace!

If I’m being completely honest, there is a secondary, more embarrassing reason that I began to develop my scarf collection: I have no sense of fashion! I don’t consider myself unstylish, but I am far from trendy and lean heavily on the conservative side. Scarves add pizzazz, pattern, texture, and make me feel like I can mix up outfits and be pretty without be uncomfortable! The infinity style also allows for easy (read lazy) wearing and quick adjustments.

Scarves Knit on TableAll our cotton scarves are left unfinished on the edges for a natural drape. The sewn joint is thin and comfortable on the neck. Arm knit cowls and scarves are all tested (by me!) for wearability. Unless expressly noted, yarn is synthetic or a synthetic blend that doesn’t lead to itching and irritation that some wool and other blends may.

This is the fifth post in our Get To Know Us series, but if you missed any of the other posts in this eight part series, you can find them all HERE. Thanks for taking the time to get to know us!

Get to Know Us – The Shop

We are four weeks into our Get To Know Us series! Have you been following along? So far I’ve shared the story of Nothing Past Nine and its name, as well as introduced myself and my sister – the two contributors to the shop. Now that you know us, it’s about time I shared a little about the business itself, huh?

Nothing Past Nine is an Etsy-based online retail shop that specializes in handmade cloth and paper goods. Our primary products are scarves, both chunky knit and cotton fashion, and paper goods include greeting cards and gift tags. The biggest joy of working through Etsy though, is the ability to reach people who want a custom item and trust you to create their vision. These projects are both more challenging and rewarding, pushing us beyond our own imaginations.

Etsy Homepage 5/31/15The Etsy site provides a fantastic avenue for sales, and a small glimpse of what we do behind the scenes. To build this company, expand our reach, and allow us to serve our customers in different ways, we started this blog. As the entrepreneur behind Nothing Past Nine, I have been blessed to have numerous sources of support and guidance regarding small business ownership. This blog is an avenue to build relationships and give back to the community that has been such a big help to me. Even if it’s just to put a smile on someone’s face or add a project to his or her to do list!

Finally, another way we try to connect with others is through social media. We have an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, and we hope you’ll follow us for pretty items, fun project ideas, small business tips, great bad jokes, motivation, and more!

Our Grand Re-Opening is one month from TODAY! Are you following our sneak peeks? How about our Summer Daze series? Lots of work going on around here! What are you up to?

This is the fourth post in our Get To Know Us series. If you missed any of the other posts in this eight part series, you can find them all HERE. Thanks for taking the time to get to know us!