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Emily McDowell Studio Manifesto

About Emily McDowell Studio

That's our company manifesto up there, and we think that sums it up pretty well. 

This company was founded on the success of one card that spoke to a truth about relationships in a way that wasn't yet represented in Greeting Card World, and that's what we most like to do here: identify universal, emotional truths and observations on being human, and turn them into products that help people feel understood. We make cards for the relationships we actually have, not the ones we wish we had, and we've made it our mission to help people connect when they don't know what to say.

A few more things about us: We believe humanity is an endless source of inspiration, we think funny and pretty don't have to be mutually exclusive, and we find it creepily satisfying whenever a customer asks if we've been reading their diary, because it means we're doing something right. 

In May of 2013, we officially launched our first wholesale collection of greeting cards and art prints, although at the time, “we” was actually just Emily drawing and writing stuff in her bedroom. From there, we quickly grew into a larger team, and our products came to include textiles, mugs, stationery, and whatever else we could figure out how to make while retaining some semblance of sanity.

In January of 2018, we joined forces with fellow Southern California-based, women-owned companies Knock Knock and People, Places & Things to become the Who’s There Group. We look forward to achieving our reasonable goal of world domination, or at the very least, bulk discounts on shipping supplies.

Check out the little video we made about our merger!