Wow-wow! Say hello to our new offerings menu for the shop, which was all hand-lettered by me, by-the-way- we’re really stoked about how all the new branding is really coming together.
We’re also beyond stoked to share all our new services and offerings. We’ve been promising to get you in the loop about all our new private label, wholesale, and gift offerings at the new Gemini Handmade, but what does that all mean anyway? What is private label? Custom? Gift offerings? Read on to learn more about what these terms really mean, and how they can apply to you!
Custom Goods: This one is obvious! Have a cell-phone that needs a specific sized case, perhaps you’re a chef that wants a custom knife-roll for your knives, or you just have this idea for the perfect bag stuck in your head? Any of those are custom orders, and we’re happy to consider them! Email us for a free custom consultation, and we’ll set up a meeting where we can discuss your dream and figure out a way to make it real!
Monogramming: This one explains itself too. We offer stamped and hand-lettered monogramming on most of our leather products. Purchases from us include a basic, 3-letter monogram for free with purchase. Have something of your own you’d like monogrammed? Cost starts at $5!
Weddings Gifts: Because we craft in small batches, we often get asked to create little runs of products for bridal and groom parties. This might be wallets or cuffs for the groomsmen, or all matching earrings or sandals for bridesmaids. We also have created larger batches of favors in the past, such as a mug-wrap for each guest at our own Camp Blue Moon Wedding. Either-way, we are amped to make something handmade for your big day!
Corporate Gifts: Ya know that bag of swag you get from the office at the holidays, or that fine portfolio that was a free gift from your new financial advisor? Companies get that swag from somewhere, and we’d like more of them to get it from us! We’ve created corporate batches of product of 100+ units for law-offices, accounting firms, and real-estate agencies, incorporating single letter monograms for the individuals receiving the gifts- and, we can even create a custom heated stamped of your business’s logo, making an unforgettable connection between the gift and your organization!
Event Favors + Promotional Items: You’ve all received a chatzky at some point I’m sure- those little coasters from the bar, or the nylon back-pack you got when you signed up for your gym membership? All those weird little things are considered event favors and promotional items. We’re proud to offer high-quality leather and canvas options for favors for your upcoming event or launch, ranging from key-chains with your logo custom embossed, to merchandise for your brewery’s company store!
Private Label: This is the term that hangs a lot of people up- what the heck is private label? Does that mean the tag is invisible? No, private label simply means that we make stuff for other brands. A great and cherished example for our shop is our ongoing relationship with Woosah Outfitters here in Grand Rapids. We design and make all the canvas + leather goods in their shop, such as custom bags with their own fabric designs, mug-wraps that feature Woosah’s wood-cut logos, and even the engraved leather-patches for hats and apparel! If you have a lifestyle, home, or entertainment brand that is seeking merchandise to expand your offerings, we would love to help you design and make it, and will work with you to create a line of goods that meet your price, aesthetic, and will be a win for all involved!
Wholesale: Wait, so I can walk into your store and if I buy a ridiculous amount of wallets, get them at a wholesale price, like Costco? Well, sort of. Each of our own fashion lines, Littlewings Designs and Harbinger Leather Design, as well as the Gemini Handmade line of gift-goods, are available for wholesale purchase by gift-shops, boutiques, and stores. These products are labeled with the brand from which they are ordered (Harbinger Leather Design, Littlewings Designs, or Gemini Handmade), and are meant for resale by a licensed shop entity. Do you own a shop of handmade goods, curate a museum gift-shop, or merchandise for a chain of stores, and want to add handmade leather-goods? Then our trio of brands may be perfect for you- please get in touch for wholesale ordering information from any of our brands!
Consulting: Sometimes, you have an idea or own a business yourself, and you’ve run into a jam. Perhaps you’re a cut and sew manufacturer that needs a construction technique reworked for a bag, or maybe you’re an entrepreneur looking to create a new product and need advice about where to start. We are happy to offer consulting in design, leather/soft-goods production, and handmade business operation, to other businesses and clients- get in touch with us about hourly rates and session packages!
Prototyping: Do you have an idea for a whole product that’s never been seen before and is going to change the world, and it’s made out of leather? Let us help you make it a reality! We get so excited to help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life for custom leather-goods, ranging from bags and tool-belts to home fixtures and decor. We’ll meet with you for a custom consultation about your project, learn about your needs and goals for this idea, and work with you to manifest the dream in your head into an object in your hand. The sky is the actual limit, though we do have to draw the line at hot-air balloons.
Keep your eyes peeled here as we begin the big rebrand with our launch party this weekend, Saturday June 9th from 12-7pm, where we will unveil the new shop look, the new website, and show off a new collection of our Gemini Handmade catalog of goods, and send us an email to request our wholesale line-sheet and other ordering information!