Smathers & Branson is the go-to brand for needlepoint belts for preps. The collection the brand brought to MRket was the largest assortment I have seen in a single location, very visually appealing. Historically, they have produced (and still do) the best needlepoint belts available for retail. It goes without saying that the designs they come up with are spot on. Over the past few years they have been constantly expanding their line to include key fobs, flasks, wallets, cufflinks, hats, pillows and most recently tote bags. Given my enthusiasm for tote bags (whether used by man or woman) I am particularly interested to see what direction Smathers takes with them. Peter Smathers Carter was nice enough to take a few minutes to discuss the past, present and future of both his brand and the needlepoint industry with me and let’s say I’m quite excited for the future.
Note: FYGblog did not receive any form of material compensation from either Smathers & Branson or MRket.