Smathers & Branson Ski Tricks Needlepoint Bottle Opener
A unique, hand-stitched bottle opener with skiing design delivered all the way from Smathers & Branson, the original needlepoint belt brand in the USA. Made from the finest French cotton and finished with a beautiful chesnut wood.
Smathers & Branson have created these exquisite accessories by searching high and low for the best Artisans in the business, and finding him in Vietnam. Each key fob is lovingly hand-stitched and assembled – the incredible art of Needlepoint is time consuming, but Smathers & Branson have helped to create a Cottage Industry in Vietnamese villages supplying hundreds of people with a flexible job and income to aid their lifestyles.
Smathers & Branson joined forces in 2004, after looking to buy needlepoint belts and realising there was not a company that created the finished item. The biggest challenge they faced was finding an artisan skilled enough to create a product to the perfect standard they were looking for – but after spending time in Vietnam and meeting with stitchers face to face to outline exactly what it was they were seeking they found their artisans and have formed an incredible working relationship. Their new partner had plans to teach their needlepoint craft to 100 of his fellow villagers to provide jobs in the community, that were flexible around the rice harvest in the area. This mutualistic relationship has continued to grow; the villagers have been provided with a wonderful opportunity whilst creating beautiful, individual pieces for Smathers & Branson. Since the success of the belts, the company has gone on to make lots of different needlepoint accessories – all special, unique and make a wonderful addition to our Glaze & Gordon range.
Who DOESN'T need a bottle opener?!
You are guaranteed to find a design to suit even the hardest to please out of your family and friends, and this makes these bottle openers a wonderful gift opportunity for any occasion.
- Entirely hand-stitched and assembled.
- Contains hidden magnets so perfect to stick on the fridge and keep to hand!
- Made from the finest of French cotton and chestnut wood.
- Many designs available – if we do not stock one which you would like then please e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Care: If the cotton gets dirty, then use a small amount of soap with warm water and spot clean. For maximum protection you can use Scotchgard – but follow the instructions specifically and be careful to only treat the cotton thread.