Parish Ink

Lafayette, Louisiana · 2055 Sales


Parish Ink

Lafayette, Louisiana 2055 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Bram Johnson

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Bram Johnson


And here's how it all happened....

We are Jason and Jillian. We own the place, and work together to curate, collect and create fabulous products that reflect our love of excellent design and simple, beautiful living.

Our workshop started with a little tiny idea. We wanted to make a homegrown bag design that we could market at the fairs and festivals in South Louisiana. At the time, Jason was working as a full-time journalist and Jillian filled her days with graphic and web-design work.

For that first festival, we made some little multi-colored fabric flags with the state of Louisiana hand-printed on them to decorate our booth. Both the bags and the flags were a hit, and we spent the next year making things and driving around on weekends selling them, alongside Jillian’s south Louisiana T-Shirt brand, Parish Ink, a company she’d recently started with two other partners. As popularity of our handmade products grew, and our energy for the weekend warrior festival circuit faded, we thought it might be a good idea to open up a proper shop.

And so it happened, after a lot of planning and plotting and scheming and writing and reading and howling at the moon, our retail shop was born in August of 2012. It features an evolving collection of hip, well-designed items alongside our own handmade products and a great selection of jewelry made in our home state of Louisiana. From smart, wooden kids toys and hand-printed paper goods to fine leather goods and hand-poured candles, our product selections reflect our ongoing commitment to sustainable living and beautiful design.

We stayed busy little bees through our first holiday season, and our selection of products grew in the new year.

Important things to know about Jason:
- He never ever ever “mispells” a word.
- His eyes are two different colors.
- He is a descendant of Chief Red Eagle of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
- He thought he was 6’2″ until recently.
- He sadly cannot grow a beard, but feels like he could probably grow a mustache if necessary.
- His favorite dog is Knives.
- His favorite color is blue.
- He reads more books than Jillian, at a ratio of 4:1.
- His greatest fear is that his daughter will grow up to be funnier and taller than him, which would be funny, actually.
- He thinks people who take baths are kidding themselves about getting clean.

Important things to know about Jillian:
- She is a lot taller in person.
- Her favorite dog is Vega.
- She is obsessed with Fats Waller, Tina Turner and John Steinbeck.
- She enjoys playing the ukulele.
- Her oldest known frienemy is her brother Bram.
- Her favorite food is lots and lots of popcorn.
- She is both a sentimental hoarder, and an uptight minimalist.
- Her all-time favorite movie is absolutely positively Coal Miner’s Daughter.
- She has man hands, but is left handed, so it’s kind of worth it.
- She doesn’t care about ice cream, and thinks people who get ice cream headaches totally had it coming.

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    Hi there. We’re Jason and Jillian. Man and wife. Best of friends. Bookworms. Amateur carpenters. Day dreamers. Dog lovers. We design and in most cases produce, all that you see here...

Shop policies

Last updated on February 6, 2018

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
We strive to provide the best possible service and product for our customers. However, if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can return or exchange any unused and/or unworn merchandise in its original condition within 30 days of the shipping date for a web store credit.

Please email orders [!at] to let us know you would like to request a return. Do not ship your item until you receive confirmation from us that we will honor your request, and we will provide you with all of the necessary information to complete the return. There is no refund or reimbursement on shipping/handling charges for returned merchandise.

We will notify you by email within 1 business day of receiving your returned items. If you've requested an exchange, a second email will be sent once we've processed your new order. We are unable to guarantee that exchange merchandise will be available at the time your order is processed; in these instances, a store credit will be issued.

If you receive a damaged or defective item from us, please e-mail us at orders [!at], and we will walk you through the steps to resolve your order.

Most returns will process within 5 business days from the time we receive your return. A refund will be credited back to your original payment method. It may take up to two billing cycles for the credit to appear on your monthly credit card statement.
We accept credit card and PayPal payments, including eChecks. Orders will be processed and shipped from the time payment is received.
Shipping times are listed on each individual product, as some items are always in stock, and others are made to order. All domestic orders will be shipped via Frist Class mail or Priority Mail for packages over 13oz. All international orders willship via Air Mail, and tracking numbers will be provided on ALL shipments. Insurance is available upon request, and for an additional charge.