drozdr83 on Apr 20, 2017
Brooklyn based makers and manufacturers, Amy Stringer-Mowat and Bill Mowat, made their first cutting boards for their 2010 wedding. It is rumored that the groom was actually finishing the boards on the day of the wedding... The two wanted a personalized and sentimental way to display cheese, and came up with state-shaped cutting boards for each of their home states (Michigan and Connecticut), with hearts on their hometowns. Delightfully, other people wanted the boards and they are now made for all fifty states. Each board is made in the USA of bamboo. AHeirloom listed their original state shaped cutting boards on Etsy in May of 2010 and by the end of that year, a business was born.
Amy and Bill met at Amy’s birthday party when both were getting their Masters in Architecture at Columbia University. Bill walked by, wished Amy a simple and sweet “Happy Birthday,” and the two have been collaborating off and on ever since.
The love of food, design and housewares began with Amy's work at Zingerman's Delicatessen in the mid 90's and also with Monmouth Coffee Company, in London England. Merging these interests with Bill's background in design, his years of experience with project management and skill at fabrication, have made for a good combination on their latest venture.
Today, Amy manages the AHeirloom family business and takes care of the firm’s newest member, Henry, born in September of 2011. Bill handles the production of their orders and is a partner in a successful fabrication shop in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn.
Amy and Bill believe in their small business and manufacturing in the United States. The pieces are designed to be cherished and passed down -- to engage those who use them and resonate with each use. Their quality comes not only from the design and materials, but from Amy and Bill’s belief in new manufacturing techniques. Whether things are made by hand or by machine, they can be timeless -- like these cutting boards, which serve as reminders of where you came from, or where you’d like to be.
We wrote an article about our business strategies here! - https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/grow-what-you-know-how-to-prep-for-a-new-product-line/?ref=fp_blog_title
Owner, Maker, Designer
Amy Stringer-Mowat is the mom in charge of the day to day. She makes sure that all the convos, emails, photos, sleep schedules, playdates, products, problems and press are handled. Henry and Bill hide her phone on the weekends....
Owner, Maker, Designer
William Henry Mowat III aka 'Bill' is the man behind those nice, borderlines and the smooth finish. His years of experience with fabrication helps to speed the process along and keep the boards moving down the line. A modern day Henry Ford.
Curator, Shipping Guru, Quality Control
Henry is a man with a plan. He makes the tough decisions around the shop, quality control is his singular passion, as he personally tests each board for durability... You don't want to catch him on a bad day..(which is actually rare ;)
Client Relations Manager
Avis has been running Avie Designs for quite some time and in 2017, she is bringing all of her expertise to us. Avis is the smiling face behind the convos. She's the woman to answer all your questions and she's passionate about customer service.
Associated Fabrication LLC
Our family owned custom fabrication company since 2005 - that's almost 10 YEARS!
BGC Sewing Products
BGC Sewn Products are a small but capable, customer-driven company, under the management of a fourth generation.
Local family run business with a combined 70 years of experience.
Custom machining company, family owned and family friend since 2005. Combining more than 35 years of time honored craftsmanship with modern computer design capability.
Thank you and please read carefully.
* All items are MADE TO ORDER so each item is made just for you.
* All orders have a 2 WEEK LEAD TIME to shipping.
* All ORDERS ARE SHIPPED TO THE ETSY ADDRESS PROVIDED
* All correspondence must be through our "Notes to seller" for heart location
* If you need to update an icon location you have one day to let us know
* When ordering it is important to tell us what town you want for your icon.
* Please purchase a separate listing for each shipping address, we do not combine. shipping, we will contact you for the required payment and it will hold up your order.
* All orders are shipped using USPS Priority mail for domestic shipping.
DO YOU OFFER A BULK DISCOUNT?
We love making corporate gifts, bulk orders and large scale custom projects. We offer pricing based on the amount needed and they type of custom project. We do laser etched logos and add wedding details to our cutting boards weekly and love to personalize. Also, please get in touch if you are ordering 4 or more of our products. we give a discount.
DO YOU WHOLESALE?
Absolutely! Our linesheet can be found in the Etsy Wholesale site. https://www.etsy.com/wholesale Please feel free to reach out to us there or through our email wholesale [!at] aheirloom.com
WHERE IS MY ORDER?
Once your shipping label is produced in our shipping software, you will receive an email with your details. You can locate your tracking information on your order information on Etsy. There might be a delay in tracking as we process labels on one day and typically ship the next day. Our shipping and order schedule is set each week, if you get an order in before Saturday, your product will ship the next Thursday.
International shipments take a long time in transit. If you feel that your order should have already arrived, please ask your local post office if it is being held for VAT or other customs fees, as this is often the cause for delays. We DO NOT change values on customs forms to lower import charges.
CAN I ADD A GIFT NOTE AND LEAVE INVOICES OUT?
It would be a pleasure. We never include pricing materials in our shipments and are always more than happy to create a customized gift note from you to the recipient. Please leave your note at checkout in the note to seller section so that we can include it in the shipping package.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you are new to Etsy, here is a helpful guide to purchasing items
and how to use your Etsy Direct Checkout.
If your order is returned to us, we will happily send it again, you will be asked for a new address and extra shipping.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS, PLEASE NOTE:
First class international shipping is challenging to predict, most packages usually takes 10 days to mail can sometimes be held up in customs for over a month. We are happy to upgrade to priority post, however, the cost will be increased.
When you check your tracking and you see your item has reached Chicago, it means it has left the US through that customs port and is in your country. This is usually the end of US tracking so it will continue to show as being in Chicago even though it has left the US. You will be responsible for all tariffs and fees once the package reaches it's destination.
If your order's price exceeds the limit for tax free import (£15, but please double check as threshold may change without notice), you will be charged VAT as well as a Royal Mail fee of £8 upon delivery of the package. These additional fees are NOT postage fees and are the responsibility of the UK shopper. You will be responsible for all tariffs and fees once the package reaches it's destination.
Refunds and Exchanges
We will gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, We can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Sale items. Cake Stands and Custom Orders are FINAL SALE
Sorry, No exceptions.
A purchase means you have agreed to these terms, thanks!