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Gisella's Designs

American Made Since 2008

Gisella Ratchford

Clark Summit, Pennsylvania
Personalized Accessories, "Designed by You and hand crafted by me".

Tell us about your business.

Born and raised in Peru, when I decided to come to America to study English (Still learning :)) I met the love of my life, my gorgeous husband. Few years later, two babies and still trying to adapt to my new life here in Pennsylvania I decided to help my husband and the story begins……. I’m a self-taught seamstress, crafter, designer, photographer and everything in between. After lots of research, craft shows, disappointments and success, I opened my Etsy Shop on March 2011. My items are Personalized and "Custom Made to Specifications". I have more than 200 fabric choices in stock, over 100 ribbons and thread colors to choose from, many combinations to create a one of a kind product. My items are classic and unique, handmade from high quality materials, hand crafted by me with careful attention to detail. Being a former engineer from Peru I strive for perfection in everything I do I see my business evolving into a company generating multiple streams of income.

What makes your business stand out?

What makes my business unique is that you design your own product by choosing from more than 200 fabrics available in stock and over 100 ribbons and thread colors, many combinations to create a One of a Kind Product Design by You and hand crafted by me in my studio at home.

What's the best business advice you've received?

"Necessity is the mother of all invention"

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