Project Cottage Textile Co.

Wilmington, North Carolina | 182 Sales


Project Cottage Textile Co.

Wilmington, North Carolina 182 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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PCTextileCo is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Thanks for visiting our shop. We are currently taking a break and plan to be up and running in the fall. Thanks you to all of our amazing customers!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 23, 2015

Thanks for visiting our shop. We are currently taking a break and plan to be up and running in the fall. Thanks you to all of our amazing customers!

Colleen Gardner

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Our Story | Project Cottage

Our Story | Project Cottage

After years of working in the Hospitality Industry while dabbling in interior design on the side, Colleen Gardner decided in 2010 to change her career path. While pursuing her interior design dream she quickly found out that product design was her true passion. She started Project Cottage to fulfill her love of creating and home decorating. Her woodworking, painting and graphic design skills are self taught, but her determination to go after what she wants is ingrained. With years of experience in business management, an entrepreneurial mindset and the support of her friends, family and local community she started Project Cottage.

Allyson McFarlane, a Cornell graduate, graphic designer and marketing consultant, was there from the beginning as Colleen's best friend, next door neighbor, brand designer and sounding board - for a couple of years, her consulting was repaid through a barter system which mostly involved cheap wine and a lot of laughs - but she came on full-time in 2012 as a partner and the stage was set to to take Project Cottage to the next level.
With the recent addition of textiles, licensing deals and a wholesale line, Project Cottage is making its mark in the home accessory industry. We've been in Coastal Living, Country Living and numerous blogs and local magazines.

Our Studio
We converted Colleen's 2000 square foot garage into a complete studio and workshop over the last four years. It started by taking over small parts of the garage at first for cutting and assembling our frames and coat racks and grew to include space for painting, shipping and ultimately into office space as well. We design and manufacture all our wood products currently from this space. Although during busy times it seems we are busting at the seams, we have made it work by using clever ideas for storage and constantly evolving the space to keep up with our needs. The area outside is large and we love the ability to work outside too - or open the doors and bring the outside in. As busy moms, the ability to work from home is key and although we try to keep strict rules about no kids in the studio we usually have kids, cats, dogs, husbands, neighbors, etc. etc. traipsing in and out during our day.

Our Inspiration
Your favorite places can provide the best inspiration for your design style and we are fortunate to live near the ocean and doubly so because we live a short kayak ride away from a beautiful barrier island off the coast of North Carolina called Masonboro Island. Masonboro is a protected animal reserve with no development and can only be accessed by boat. Often we make the 15 minute kayak ride over to the island to have our weekly business meeting about what's on our to-do list and to plan strategy for the future. Often we are the only ones on this pristine island and the solitude and beauty is something we feel is a rare find. It helps us focus and filter out all the other many things we have to do in our daily lives to keep our family running and lets us concentrate on our business and where we want to take it. The colors and sounds and things you can only see when on the water inspires our design sense, refreshes our soul and brings clarity to our vision.

Our Beliefs
We believe quality, comfort and style are not mutually exclusive. You can have it all and we strive to deliver it with every product we make. We also believe our strength comes from the partnership between us and the skills we both bring to the table. Our support of each other's ideas is important, but the key is our willingness to push each other to find that even better idea and elevate all of our designs. And finally, we wouldn't be where we are without our customers - people's homes are often reflections of themselves, and like people, can rarely be defined by one thing or style. We like to mix it up and encourage our customers to do the same by offering different color options, sizes and styles.

Please take a look around our shops, and let us know if you like what you see!

Colleen & Allyson
Owners/Designers, Project Cottage

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Shop members

  • Colleen Gardner

    Owner, Designer

    A little about me…… I live in the lovely coastal town of Wilmington, NC. I am married with two beautiful creative children. I started The Project Cottage with the desire to have a filling career doing what I love...Design

  • Allyson McFarlane

    Owner, Designer

    I am one half of the team behind Project Cottage, Project Cottage Ink and our new shop, Project Cottage Textile Co. along with my best friend, Colleen Gardner.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 11, 2014
Thank your for visiting Project Cottage Textile Co. We are a home decor design company offering accessories and gifts in various styles including frames, coat racks, prints, canvas, stationery, personalized, pillows, poufs, duvets and more! Please check out our other Etsy shops to see all we have to offer:


Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
It is our goal to ensure that each customer is not only 100% satisfied but truly excited about their purchase. We carefully inspect your order prior to shipment; upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage within 5 days of receiving your package.

If the item is not what you expected we will gladly give you a store credit upon the return of the item. However, shipping will be up to you. If the item is damaged then you have 5 days to contact us and return the item. We will then either fix the item or you can exchange it for another and we will reimburse you for the shipping.

We cannot accept returns on custom orders, personalized, or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. However if you receive your item and it is damaged, please contact us so we can make arrangements for a replacement.
I accept PayPal and Credit Cards. Your order will start processing once your payment has cleared.
All pillow & pouf covers currently ship USPS regular mail in a sealed envelope, if you need expedited shipping please contact us for more options when you order. Full pillows, poufs and duvets will ship either USPS or FedEx Ground. You will receive an email with tracking information once your order is shipped.

Contact us for shipping quotes for Alaska, Hawaii and other International addresses.
Additional policies and FAQs
We happily accept custom order requests, just convo us for options. We will begin offering a wholesale catalog in 2015, if you're interested, please convo us and we'll put you on our mailing list.