At Golden & Pine our mission is to find beautiful, quality handcrafted goods for your home and garden. We LOVE that each piece has a story behind it. So to make sure we’re sharing the great stories behind our products, we’re starting a new blog series called Behind the Pines. Every few weeks we will share a fun glimpse into one of our vendors and today we’re starting off with Uashmama (pronounced WashMama :).
We love that Uashmama is a family business based in Italy, and all the bags are hand sewn and hand dyed in a Tuscany cottage. If you’ve been in the shop, you’ve seen us using their paper bags primarily as planters and storage, but we’ve just barely scratched the surface. There are endless uses: from fruits bowls, bread baskets, market bags, napkin holders, and of course our favorite, planters!
We sent a series of questions to the Uashmama family, and we are lucky that one of the Uashmama daughters, Giulia, was able to answer us!
Q: How would you describe your style in three words?
A: Natural, traditional and forefront
Q: What is your best seller?
A: Washable paper bags!
Q: How do you spend your time away from work?
A: Relaxing and spending time with the family and yummy dinner
Q: Favorite book?
A: The Little Prince (Il Piccolo Principe) by Antoine de Saint Exupery
Q: What’s your favorite piece in your home?
A: My Uashmama laundry bag!
Q: How did you start making/creating?
A: My father and my mother started to work on this project 20 years ago and my sisters and I started to work with them during the years. We love to work as a family business.
Q: Favorite place to vacation?
A: Elba Island, Tuscany
Q: What is one thing in your career that you’ve never regretted?
A: To start to work with my family. I love that it let me feel so lucky.
Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: Do everything with the same enthusiasm
Q: What would you do if you weren’t in your current career?
A: I would run a B&B on the Tuscany Hills
Q: Favorite cocktail?
A: Gin and tonic or Spritz
Q: What do you love most about your job?
A: Having an amazing Uashmama team!
We love the story behind the Uashmama family and absolutely adore their bags. Come by and shop all the different styles we carry here at Golden & Pine!