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"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."
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 20 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! Combining my graphic/web design career with my passion for Guiding naturally merged into creating fun activity embroidered patches and this web site. 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.
Fast forward 12 years later, E-Patches & Crests has expanded thanks to the Guiding and Scouting community embracing us and helping us grow to where we are today - celebrating 12 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 18th year as a Guide leader. Erin and Alisha love working from home as they are the backbone to the custom order department. Tracy cheerfully designs, tests and stitches our cross stitch patterns from San Diego. There's Julaine who's our fantastic Programmer and Webmaster who keeps the website running smoothly and has been with E-Patches since its humble beginnings! Brooke is our amazing designer who illustrates all the in-stock and custom crests! Pauline's our writer extraordinaire and social media guru who keeps our website content fresh and up-to-date. Tasha oversees the numbers and bookkeeping. There's also Garth and Bob who are eager to help out whenever we need them.
Since 2005, we have added products and services at your request. We'd like to thank each one of you for your confidence and support! And in Feb. 2015, we were proud to launch our new responsive web site providing a wonderful user experience no matter what device you use.
With new designs being added regularly, there will always be something new to choose from. Share your patch ideas by clicking the Suggest A Patch link above the Search field.
So browse the site and I hope you find something that you just gotta' have. And if we don't have it, we'll either find it or make it. Happy collecting and keep smiling cause we just can't help it!
Lori St. Martin
E-Patches & Crests Founder