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I developed a passion for all things vintage and industrial during the course of organising our wedding (http://www.polkadotbride.com/2011/09/marnie-and-ryan/). At this point I was still an environmental scientist in my 'day job', had never heard of Etsy, and wasn’t particularly interested in anything vintage. Once I discovered that our wedding could be a direct expression of our personalities as a couple, I decided to make it completely our way – which included it being as green as possible, handmade, vintage (recycling items made years ago is one of the greenest expressions you can make after all), and involving the great love of bicycles that my husband has. And all these elements led me straight to Etsy…

The idea of epoch co. came about a couple of months after our wedding – once I didn’t have anything to make or upcycle, any vintage treasures to hunt for on weekends, or something…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 14
  • Joined June 17, 2011

Favorite materials

wood, tin, silver, copper, linen, wool, enamel, iron, porcelain

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About

I developed a passion for all things vintage and industrial during the course of organising our wedding (http://www.polkadotbride.com/2011/09/marnie-and-ryan/). At this point I was still an environmental scientist in my 'day job', had never heard of Etsy, and wasn’t particularly interested in anything vintage. Once I discovered that our wedding could be a direct expression of our personalities as a couple, I decided to make it completely our way – which included it being as green as possible, handmade, vintage (recycling items made years ago is one of the greenest expressions you can make after all), and involving the great love of bicycles that my husband has. And all these elements led me straight to Etsy…

The idea of epoch co. came about a couple of months after our wedding – once I didn’t have anything to make or upcycle, any vintage treasures to hunt for on weekends, or something to inspire me – I thought, why couldn’t I make this into a business? I am now also a photographer (www.marniehawson.com.au) and love the reward that comes from working for yourself and building up a business.

I also have another Etsy store called Herbert Co. where I print vintage images on vintage maps (www.herbertco.etsy.com). There is free shipping on any print with any purchase from epoch co., so go and have a peek...

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