For the past five months, Chris and I have been throwing around name ideas for our new venture. We want a name that encapsulates both Joy of all Crafts and PDX Picker, but to unite what we both do as to not confuse people at the events that we'll vend at this summer. We also want a name that we could eventually use as a store front name if we decided to move in that direction. It would help brand ourselves and give everyone a better picture of who we are and what we do. Well, I asked for your advice a few months ago, but nothing ever sounded exactly right and neither of us loved any of the names. (Is this what choosing the name for a baby feels like?!)
After many months of constantly throwing names around, Chris came up with the perfect name: Remnant. According to google it means:
- A small remaining quantity of something
- A piece of cloth or carpeting left when the greater part has been used or sold
- A surviving trace
- - a remnant of the past
- A small minority of people who will remain faithful to God and so be saved
For us, we sell many items that there really is a small remnant left. I love how it also refers to a piece of fabric left on the bolt, perfect reference to all of the sewing I do! And finally, the Bible reference that we are to remain faithful to God, which aligns with how Chris and I choose to live our life.
I'm excited to present a united front and brand for both Chris and I. Now I need help with our logo! I've developed a few that I like, but any suggestions or votes for which one you're most drawn to, would be greatly appreciated! Because once we decide on our logo, then we will launch a new website that will describe who we are and link to both of our individual sites, make new business cards, and make a banner to display at our booths at Portland Flea and many street fairs this Summer.
Here is a peek at a few of the logos I've designed so far - please let me know your thoughts in the comments!
As I've made more, I decided we didn't need a tagline, it looks so much simpler with it. Thanks for reading and I'll enjoy hearing what you all think!