Paul Kwiatkowski is the man behind Winston-Salem based brand Wax+Cloth, a company that crafts quality handmade goods such as bags, leather accessories, and home goods. (In other words, this is a WONDERFUL brand to check out to get a few gifts checked off your holiday list!)
Wax+Cloth bags are made with canvas and denim, and are often waxed by hand for water resistance and strength. The brand’s offerings almost always include an array of large and small bags, able to carry everything from a pen to a full trip’s worth of clothing.
Paul, who taught himself to sew just a few years ago, started the first version of his company in 2013 when he lived in Raleigh. The brand began with backpacks, and then expanded to include tote bags, Dopp kits, t-shirts, keychains, and more. In 2015, Paul moved back to Winston (he grew up here!), and moved his workspace downtown earlier this year. He says he loves being in a growing area and be around other local businesses and makers.
“Wax+Cloth began because I love to learn and create, and now I share that with my fiancé, Virginia. She makes candles and bath bombs for the brand, and is adding new things as fast as I am. We keep expanding the offerings as we produce them for our home, friends, and family,” Paul shared.
You can visit Paul Monday-Friday at his workspace at The Lab at Industry Hill (1023 North Chestnut Street), or shop his handcrafted items via his website. You can also find Wax+Cloth goods at Design Archives and Sunnyside Mercantile.
I have great news for you, curiouser & curiouser readers: Wax+Cloth is giving away one of their waxed canvas lunch bag (in a newly updated style) to one lucky recipient! They’re made with canvas from Mt. Vernon Mills in Georgia, hand waxed by Paul, and feature a rose gold bulldog clip for securing the bag.
- Follow Wax+Cloth on Instagram
- Follow me on Instagram
- Comment on my Wax+Cloth Instagram post telling me what you’d pack in this awesome lunch bag!
There are also TWO ways to get bonus entries!:
- Tag a friend in the Wax+Cloth post in my Instagram feed. (Tag more than one friend, in fact! Each person you tag gets you an entry into the giveaway.)
- Share the Instagram post either in your feed or in your Instagram Stories, and be sure to tag @curiouserandcuriouserblog and @waxandcloth in your share.
Good luck! I’ll announce the winner of this giveaway along with the other Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza winners later this month, so stay tuned! 🙂