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The First of Many

Posted on May 01, 2014 by Fiber and Water | 0 comments

Hello all!

This is the first of many blog posts to come. The crew over here at Fiber and Water is excited to share some background stories, style, and fresh deals with YOU. We would love to hear feedback, start a conversation, and get to know our customers. So don't you be shy!

Because today just happens to be a Thursday, I thought it would be best to share some "throwback Thursday" nuggets and take a walk down memory lane. Fiber and Water all started as an accidental side project. While Miles, the owner, was screen printing various designs on tshirts and canvas, he hadn't found that spark needed for a full business. His wife, April, suggested the idea of burlap, with all of it's textured, rustic beauty. With that, Fiber and Water took off. Production began right away in their Portland, Maine studio apartment.

Miles and April start Fiber and Water in their studio apartment. Drying prints on the bookshelf, painting frames on the floor.

 

 As business quickly grew, the apartment was spilling over with burlap art. Miles found a small storefront in Portland, set up shop, and doubled the size of Fiber and Water.

Fiber and Water's first official office. Miles hangs a make shift ceiling fan.

 

After one year in the first office, shipping gets a little tight.

 

So we are in the first office for one year, and things are getting tight. I mean, making a 6 inch pathway between piles of boxes kind of tight. In order to continue to expand and progress, it was time to say goodbye to Brighton Avenue and move onto bigger and better things- a real warehouse style shop.

 

Miles (owner) soaks in the brand new location on moving day. The shop has since been turned into a well oiled machine.

 

Today we continue to utilize the space of our John Roberts Road home. In just 2 years Fiber and Water has grown with the help of our fabulous customers that keep spreading the word and coming back for more prints. It is always humbling to throw it way back to the start of the business and see how far we have come.

 

For this weeks #tbt, this is Phoebe signing off!

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