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Nicola Rowlands etsy shop

Manchester, United Kingdom | 11019 Sales

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Nicola Rowlands etsy shop

Manchester, United Kingdom 11019 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (3149)
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Announcement    Hey hey, you're here to buy some seriously stupid stuff!! Products 100% born in Nicola's brain and materialised to bring you joy and love.

For wholesale please contact nicolarowlandscustomerservices at gmail or use the contact form over on my website:
Nicolarowlands.co.uk
We're on instagram @NicolaRowlands
For portraits follow @Nicoladoesportraits

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Last updated on Feb 25, 2019

Hey hey, you're here to buy some seriously stupid stuff!! Products 100% born in Nicola's brain and materialised to bring you joy and love.

For wholesale please contact nicolarowlandscustomerservices at gmail or use the contact form over on my website:
Nicolarowlands.co.uk
We're on instagram @NicolaRowlands
For portraits follow @Nicoladoesportraits

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About

I started selling fish-themed greeting cards

Yeah, I did that. In 2008 I got a batch of sixty fish-themed christmas cards printed by a local printer and forced my family and friends to buy them. I thought they were funny.

After a while I didn't need to force people to buy them - people started buying them on their own, which was surprising.

With the cash I made from each batch of cards, I placed larger orders of cards, introducing new designs each time. And with each batch I ordered, I was equally as surprised at how I had sold all of the previous batch.

Some designs were terrible, and some were not so terrible. I liked most of them, and my printer probably thinks I'm absolutely bonkers.

It went much like that, really. I quit my day job in 2011, got married in 2013, had a daughter in 2014 and bought a house in 2015. Our happy family lives in South Manchester and I do my best at juggling being a mom and running a business. It works most of the time and I owe etsy a big thank you for helping me get where I am now - sharing work and hobby and motherhood as one.

Shop members

  • Nicola Rowlands

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Director Of Everything

    I'm a creative maker and do-er based in south Manchester, UK. When I'm not spending my time running this business, I'm out on the street running daft distances with my legs. Thanks so much for looking at my etsy shop.

  • Suzie

    Pocket Manfriend Extraordinaire

    Suzie is our Pocket Manfriend extraordinaire. She's a big fan of 'sketching architecture, Manchester, flapjacks and using up all my pens'

  • Leanne

    Seamstress

    Leanne works on my quilts and baby clothes. She runs The Northern Sewing School from her cool studio with her dwarf cat.

  • Rose

    Seamstress

    My amazing seamstress Rose! When she's not busy sewing our bonkers cushions she creates amazing vintage inspired dresses at her clothing label Plum & Pigeon.

Production partners

  • Anchor End

    Manchester, England

    Traditional Screen Printing Studio based in Manchester city centre.

  • Merchandise producer

    Leeds, England

    They make custom merchandise for all kinds of people, all in-house. In 2005, Luke, their unsuspecting founder, began making badges so he could get through uni without doing a proper job. They are now a team of around 35 people.

  • Printers: cards

    Manchester, England

    I met someone who worked at this printers, at a party 7 years ago. He told me he could get me some cards printed at a good price and I had a small batch printed with them. I've been a loyal customer ever since!

  • Melamaster

    Coventry, England

    Coleshill prides its self in strong design, working with both established and new creative artist and product developers, innovating new products from its British manufacturing base. Coleshill Plastics has continued to develop Melamaster as a leading UK home wares brand whilst growing bespoke manu

  • Seamstress

    Altrincham, England

    Rose is a seamstress who makes beautiful vintage dresses by day and creates my cushions by night. She cuts the fabric, sews and stuffs the plushies and advises me on new products. She's a small independent with a passion for sewing.

  • Printer & Manufacturer

    Letchworth, England

    They manufacture my desk jotters for me, from my designs.

  • Printer: Cards

    United Kingdom

    Printer: Cards

  • High quality giclée printing: portraits

    Sowerby Bridge, England

    In 2005 Knight Graphics was created from a professional imaging background and a love of art. Rob having 25 years of experience in the photo printing industry and Geoff’s 40 years in lithographic printing and also a celebrated oil and watercolour ar

  • Digital Textile Printer

    Durham, NC

    It was founded in May 2008 by two Internet geeks who had crafty wives but who knew nothing about textiles. The company came about because Stephen’s wife, Kim, persuaded him that being able to print her own fabric for curtains was a really cool idea.

  • Suzie

    Folkestone, England

    Suzie is an illustrator and maker, she makes all of my pocket manfriends!

  • webrandit

    United Kingdom

    Promotional merchandise printers based in the UK

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