Many thanks to Martina for taking the time for our Etsy Spotlight Interview! She’s the talented creator, photographer and owner of byMART.
How did you come up with your business/shop name?
I wanted my brand to have really simple and memorable name. Something that says that everything is made by me so that’s how the name byMART was created.
Tell us a bit about your logo…
My logo tends to change a bit with the time but it always includes triangles because it seems that I’m a bit obsessed with geometry shapes.
When did you open your Etsy Shop?
I opened my shop about 4 years ago and it happened to be right on my birthday.
What has surprised you the most since launching?
It surprises me how people all over the world are able to buy my bags.
Please tell us about your shop and the items you sell…
My shop was created because of my love and obsession with bags. I got a sewing machine to make my own bags and one day I decided that maybe I can try and sell them. So this is how it started. I try to make my bags simple but with a twist 😉
Do you have a “Top Seller” or a personal favorite item?
My top seller bags are the hand printed ones and they are my absolute favorites to make because I can make so many different designs and I love everything that includes using dyes.
Where are you based?
in the beautiful small city of Plovdiv , Bulgaria
Is this your full time job?
Yes, this is since day one. I was a stay at home mom of a 1 year old baby so I had the time and opportunity to make it full time job.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Literally everywhere… from the geometry shapes and cracks in the sidewalk to the different cultures worldwide.
What are you favorite books or blogs?
My all time favorite book is The Little Prince.
You cannot live without…
You’re not a fan of…
We wouldn’t guess that…
I still can’t help buying bags
You have the silly habit of…
Chipping my nail polish
Do you have advice for other Etsy shop owners?
Just do what you can do best and just make your thing
One day, you hope to…
to have an actual small physical shop
I hope you loved learning about byMART as much as I did!
And, lastly a giant thank you to Martina for extending a special 15% off discount code [OFF15] in her shop for my Limefish readers! Yay!
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