From the Designer: Update 8.24.17


Hey friends! It's been a minute since I added anything to our blog. I wanted to update y'all on a few things going on with GARB, life, and what's to come this Fall!

For those who don't know me, my name is Montgomery. I started GARB a few years ago and have kept it going on the side while working as a geologist in SC. I just celebrated 2 years at the same environmental company and have earned a little bit more responsibility in that time, but my love for design has only grown. You can usually find me planning details for new GARB products on long road trips. 

Excuse the severe farmer's tan - side affect of working in the field!

Excuse the severe farmer's tan - side affect of working in the field!

Recently, I've received the question several times over of how I run a business while working. While I'll be the first to tell you I don't have it all figured out, I can't express enough how important it is to keep following your passion - even when you get busy with your full-time. GARB has allowed me indulgence in my creative side, which always makes me feel more balanced combined with my career. Our lovely seamstress in James Island still continues to do a bulk of the sewing and helps me tremendously, but you can still find me behind the sewing machine from time to time. 


We have some exciting trunk shows planned for this Fall! First up, we will be having a pop up at The Resort Shop at Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island in a few weeks - Thursday September 7th through Sunday September 10th! I will be in the store that Saturday to hang out and talk GARB. If you're in the Charleston area, I would love to see you, so please stop by!


Also - I'll be in Columbia hosting a show for GARB alongside my Dad's beautiful wooden charcuterie boards (@boykin_boards on Instagram if you'd like to check out those pieces!) The trunk show will be Thursday, October 19th from 11AM-2PM & 5-8PM. We hope you can make either one of those times! My parents definitely know how to throw a party!


I've got lots of fun prints and plans for this Fall/Winter lineup coming your way - including KEYCHAINS because I literally can't get enough of them. Let me know if there is anything in particular y'all want to see!

Thank you for your support, and we can't wait to show you what else we've been up to!

xoxo, Gumbo