Etsy Spotlight Interview #23 with byMART



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 can we find your work?

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…
Good music!

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

Other Etsy shops you love…

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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  • Amanda Walker-Fleming - Awesome blog post! Thank you for sharing Martina’s work, you do an amazing job Martina! Also thank you for sharing someone who is living the dream of running their own business!December 16, 2015 – 8:20 amReplyCancel

  • Kristin Paulsen - What a cool idea! I love etsy, so I love seeing creators spotlighted! Wonderful work!December 16, 2015 – 8:51 amReplyCancel

  • Kara - omigoodness – I love a beautiful handmade bag & these are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the introduction to her shop!!December 16, 2015 – 8:54 amReplyCancel

  • Amber - I love that you feature these products and more importantly the people behind them!December 16, 2015 – 10:16 amReplyCancel

  • Colleen Bies - What super cute bags! Love this Etsy shop…will have to be one of my favorites now:)December 16, 2015 – 11:24 amReplyCancel

  • Aly Kistenmacher - ok. WOW. Great post highlighting the client and their product! I am heading over now to like their shop! I want to buy everything! Great job!December 16, 2015 – 12:27 pmReplyCancel

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