Artizan began as Robin’s Candles and Crafts Inc., a home-based business. While teaching and modeling, candle making grew into a lucrative business. Selling through craft fairs on weekends, the demand exploded in the local market. Although I was a teacher with a progressive “out of the box” approach to education, my entrepreneurial spirit prevailed. The success led to a personal epiphany; “why not sell to stores?” My success further fueled my drive to grow my small business and to develop the product line, from candles to cardigans!
I pride myself on having innovative ideas to change the face of fashion! Despite the challenges I face, I always remain confident in my business plan and continue to strive on designing amazing fashions. As a hard-working mother of two, I am proud to say that putting plans into action have always been my forte! As a fearless entrepreneur, my tenacity has served as fuel for the drive through the ever-evolving world of couture!
As a teacher, I have always been driven by the thought of giving back and being a positive role model. Such is the way I run my business. Over the years, I have been a mentor to many students who have interned at Artizan in order to understand how a business truly works in the “real world.” Their experience is always of utmost importance to me as I no doubt believe that passing on knowledge is our mission as educators and mentors.
I fuse my passion, my ideas, my skills, and my innovative and creative leadership into one powerful and successful business concept. I believe that success is not only due to the ideas that fuel a company, but also due to how one decides to run it. I have surrounded myself with a strong team of entrepreneurial-spirited minds to help make this a winning business. Artizan is not your typical corporate powerhouse, but a supportive family tree that never ceases to grow new branches!