Hi friends, Ashley here!
Over the past 5 years, I have watched in wonder as my little paper company, Ashley Ink & Paperie, has grown and evolved. It’s grown up with me since I was 16 years old. As I am walking soon into a new season post college graduation, it has become time for my company to take the next step too.
Prayers and dreams and ideas and plans for rebranding have been running wild since the beginning of 2018. After months of secrets and surprises, I’m over the moon excited to share my side of crazy with you. I believe entrepreneurs are some of the best storytellers, so pull up a seat.
Little did I know, a trip to London and an ancestry search would inspire the new generation of my company! I have always loved family history, and my mom did some research while I was studying abroad in London. She discovered the name of our ancestor who moved from London to Virginia. We were oh so inspired by her story and whimsical name. She has become our company’s namesake!
Meet Winnefred Austin!
She is my grandmother from 13 generations ago. Our mission is to capture her pioneer spirit by creating products to carry through every season and adventure of life.
From a new wedding collection to our 5th annual Seasons of Faith Calendar to our first ever tote bag, there are lots of exciting products on our shop. Go check ‘em out! I’ve been bursting at the seams to share them with you. Let me know what you think!!
The heart and soul behind Winnefred Austin comes from Proverbs 31:17 – “She is energetic and strong; a hard worker.” This verse has been one of my great motivators behind every step in this time of growth. This verse captures Winnefred’s own spirit from so many generations ago, and she leaves a legacy that I strive to live out as a business owner today.
Let Winnefred Austin be your go-to gal for every season of life! From school to weddings to Bible studies to coffee dates — take Winnefred Austin with you wherever you go.
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