Meet Our Vendor: Gold Standard Workshop
We love January when there is a new year with new possibilities! Which is why we are so excited to get our hands on Gold Standard Workshop’s goodies! Getting organized in style is WAY more fun!
Who are you and what do you do?
Hello! I’m Kristie, Owner and Maker at Gold Standard Workshop, based in Seattle. I make traveler’s notebooks and paper goods for the modern planner with an eye for design.
Traveler’s notebooks (TN), also called fauxdoris, or doris, are fabric or leather covers that hold up to 6 interchangeable notebook inserts. They can be so many things! It could be a blog planner, family calendar, sketchbook, bullet journal, and fitness tracker all in one place!
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
I always love finding new fabric designs for the fabric traveler’s notebooks. Rifle Paper Co. designs are customer favorites—and mine too! I’m working behind the scenes to expand my product line to include additional fabric items such as pencil cases and versatile fabric buckets that showcase the beautiful fabric.
What do you love most about craft show vending?
I love meeting people and talking about all things DIY, fabric, paper, and planning. Traveler’s notebooks are definitely DIY and customizable in so many ways. At the fair, I get to work with customers face-to-face and help them create an organized (and beautiful!) system that is perfect for them or a loved one!
Is this a full-time business for you?
GSW is moving in the direction of a full-time business that I’m currently trying to squeeze into nights and weekends outside of my full-time job. It’s a struggle sometimes but I love it so much that the time and effort is worth it. Time away and self-care are key.
What do your customers love most about your product(s)?
Customers love the quality—they open their orders and immediately know their cover is sturdy and well-made. Planners get a lot of wear and tear, and I assemble them to make sure they’ll last for years. Coming in at a close second is their love of the fabric designs I choose for the shop. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I started making them–I couldn’t find a modern and beautiful design that fit my style.
Be sure to follow us on Instagram for your chance to win a traveler’s notebook set that includes a fabric traveler’s notebook cover with pen loop, two inserts, and a pen. Retail value: $45.00! Good LUCK!