In this podcast interview, Kristina Burkey of Calliope Paperie in Natick, Massachusetts, talks about the path that led her to open a stationery store and what it’s like to be an independent retailer.
Small stationery designers received a shock last week when Paper Source, a popular retail chain and dream customer for many small makers, declared bankruptcy. The company, which is now planning to sell itself to lenders and close 11 of its retail locations, has stated that pandemic-related debts caused this decision.
Craftedmoon is a new stationery brand founded by Sarah Watts. It’s intended for crafty homebodies who like to sew, knit, and scrapbook. Hear how Sarah built her business from scratch.