Meet the Vendor: MarshMueller
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Holly Marsh, and I sew pretty + practical items for mamas, babies, and kiddos.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?:
Packaging! I had a day job for a national retailer in their Corporate Brands division, and I’m trying to whittle down that experience to the handmade level. I’m trying to design eco-friendly, yet impactful packaging that works across multiple channels; online, craft shows, and brick-and-mortars. I have a few items in my product line complete; I’m hoping to get the rest done by UCU Summer!
How far will you be traveling to come to UCU?:
I’ll be coming from Portland, Oregon.
What do you love most about craft show vending?:
People! With online sales, we’re all hidden behind our respective screens, but in craft shows, I get the chance to physically hand a customer an item they love, and it may spark a conversation about the item or even a new product idea!
How did you get started in your business?:
My husband and I are very type A, so when we were preparing for the birth of our son, we obtained pretty much everything on “The List,” which is this insane group of items found in baby stores and baby advice websites. They instill this fear in you that if you don’t get everything on “The List,” then you’ll have failed as a parent and may as well have your baby sleep in a cardboard box.
Well, fast forward 3-6 months and we became frustrated with “The List.” Everything we used a lot was really heinous in the aesthetics department, and everything that was super adorable was pretty much useless. I made it my own personal mission to sew items that my husband and I used often, and make it look so good, parents will be proud to use it often.