Who is behind Alice in Montréal?
As we were analysing the products that gift shops used to sell, I noticed that mugs was a good item: everyone can buy one, it's an affordable gift, useful, unisex. Perfect !
Their weakness ? : they are usually so ugly , ahah.
At the same time I discovered the chalkboard porcelain paint.
A+B = Montreal chalkboard souvenir mugs !
The little red hair you can see on the right picture is me, Aurélia!
I was born in France and came to Quebec on vacation when I was 6 1/2 years old; my first contact was with Montreal : I fell in love at first sight ! Later on, when I was about 14, it became obvious :
"In the near future, I'm gonna live in Montreal, to study in Home Design. What would I love above all ? Starting my own business, with my own designed crafts..." Now it's real!
When I was 18, I headed for the magical town of Montreal to study the UQAM Environment Design program;
I graduated in autumn 2014.
During a program of industrial design, we had to create a memento item that could be selected for the CODE SOUVENIR Montréal Unesco Design catalog.
Alice in Montréal company was born between May and October 2013, on impulse, based on the idea that there was nothing to lose jumping into the big aventure of artisanal entrepreneurship.
Hand-painted chalkboard mugs, delivered
with their box and their chalk