About Us

Our belief statement

"We believe everyone should be rewarded and recognized for their accomplishments to build their most precious assets: their self esteem and confidence in themselves. We do this by creating products that can be displayed proudly, are fun to collect and are unique to each individual's talents and interests. It captures a snapshot of who they are and what they can become."

Greetings crest piggies and patch nuts!

My name is Lori St. Martin and I LOVE PATCHES!! If you don't believe me then just take a look at my camp blanket/poncho. I've been an Alberta Girl Guide member for years. I found that every time I visited the Guide Store, there were rarely any new crests. That's when I had this bright idea back in 2004 to make patches! Combining my graphic/web design career with my passion for Guiding naturally merged into creating fun activity embroidered badges and this website: E-Patches & Crests.

Our first patch ever made and sold in 2005 was "I'm a Crest Piggy," which was what my fellow leaders and I used to call ourselves. To celebrate our 15th anniversary in 2020, we released a special edition of our original "I'm a Crest Piggy".

In the years since our opening, EPC has expanded thanks to the Guiding and Scouting community embracing us and helping us grow to where we are today - celebrating 15 years of being your fun patch, apparel and promotional product provider! I'd also like to add one caveat that we are not affiliated with Girl Guides of Canada or any provincial council but we sure believe in the Guiding / Scouting programs.

Of course, I can't do everything myself, so I have my team here to assist you. In the Fun Patch Department happily picking and packing orders is Brenda and Sherry as well as Kathy who's in her 19th year as a Guide leader. Erin and Alisha love working from home and they are the backbone of the custom patch department. There's Julaine who's our fantastic programmer and webmaster who keeps the website running smoothly and has been with EPC since its humble beginnings! Brooke is our amazing designer who illustrates all the in-stock and custom crests and whatever else we ask of her! Cindi is our second amazing designer! Pauline's our writer extraordinaire and social media guru who keeps our website content fresh and up-to-date. KaryAnne oversees the numbers and bookkeeping. There's also Garth who is eager to help out whenever we need him.

EPC Fun Patch Team

The EPC Fun Patch Team! From left to right we have: Lori, KaryAnne, Erin, Brooke, Alisha, Brenda, Sherry, Pauline, and Julaine. Kathy and Cindi unfortunately are missing. Of course Garth is taking the photo – thank you Garth!

Back in 2005, we could never have imagined how far EPC would expand. We've grown from a two-shelf inventory selection back in 2008, to a single room office in 2012, and now an entire expansion warehouse/office in 2019! We love our new space!

Over 15 years in business, our website has been redesigned six times and made mobile friendly as our products and services have grown. We’ve hired amazing staff to join our team and we’ve created so many amazing patches. Even our logo received a fresh new look in 2018!

It has truly been a spectacular journey and we'd like to thank each one of you for your confidence and support! We look forward to many more years of being your fun patch supplier. Happy collecting!