French Press Linens started with a dinner party. My beautiful partner JoAnn, loves to bring unique gifts when we go out to friends for dinner. A while back, she came up with the idea of making personalized, monogrammed dinner napkins for all those who were attending one of these dinner parties. Already in the embroidery business, she went out and bought some blank napkins, took them to her shop, embroidered everyone’s initials onto the napkins, in a beautiful tone on tone design. Needles to say, the napkins were a huge hit. With everyone exclaiming on what a great idea it was, and if she could make different ones that they could take as gifts for friends.
Always looking for new creative business ideas, we came up with the idea of selling embroidered napkins at the local craft fairs and farmers market. This past spring, we finally took the plunge and French Press Linens was created, and we went to our first farmers market. We had a great time, had an awesome response to what was then, a very limited line of napkins. We are now stepping things up a notch and heading to the online e-commerce world.
Today we have a wide range of polyester, cotton and linen dinner napkins, that are all embroidered in our North Vancouver shop.