MadOwlShop

The Mad Owl

Saint Paul, Minnesota | 428 Sales

MadOwlShop

The Mad Owl

Saint Paul, Minnesota 428 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (6)
The Mad Owl

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The Mad Owl

Announcement    NEW!! #coldAF embroidered beanies and poms!

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Last updated on Nov 21, 2018

NEW!! #coldAF embroidered beanies and poms!

About

Our Story

We are two sisters, Jen and Chris, who have been peddling handmade goods since the late 1970s when we plucked clay from a creek, molded and painted it in our backyard studio (aka bushes behind the swing set) and then sold our creations door-to-door to fund a trip to an amusement park. Today we are using that same entrepreneurial spirit to fund our diverse adult interests, including trips to amusement parks.

All of our products are handmade in our St. Paul studio (aka the tiny space in a back bedroom in Jen's house where we listen to music, drink beer and make stuff, mostly during the small quiet hours of the night). We try to use local, recycled and re-purposed materials whenever possible.

Our focus is a hand-stamped muslin-patch line. This original line features sassy, playful and often irreverent hashtags and sayings, many with a regional flavor that reflects our proud Minnesota roots. These are clothing and accessories with a little bit of attitude.

We stamp all of our tea-stained muslin patches by hand in our studio. We even hand-carve many of the stamps ourselves. Because they are made in small batches by us, each item is a unique and one-of a kind conversation piece.

In addition, we have a line of uncommon baby bibs and baby accessories. We choose smart, unconventional, and urban patterns and prints to create exclusive accessories for littles.

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Shop members

  • Jen

    Owner

    Jen is a momma to three beautiful girls and a grandma to three more. She's the Stamp-Carving Queen and the only one of the two of us who knows how to operate a sewing machine.

  • Chris

    Owner

    Chris is a traveler and an adventurer who finds time to fiddle around the Mad Owl studio in between trips to exotic places. She is the Stamp Master and the only one who is allowed to ink and stamp the muslin.

Production partners

  • Tee Squared

    Minneapolis, MN

    Tee Squared is a small locally-owned printing company in our neighborhood which gives 1% of it's profits to local community organizations. We partner with them to produce our embroidered hats.

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