It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and that is certainly true in the case of FactoryDirectCraft.com. With a husband working in the up-and-down automotive industry during the early 1980s, FDC Founder Shari Doggett needed a way to bring in extra money for their young family. What started out as selling items at local flea markets and festivals has grown into a distribution company who support artists, crafters, brides, event planners, parents, and educators across the globe.
Still run by Shari and her family, FDC maintains a personable feel that customers have come to appreciate. In fact, every single order that is sent from the Ohio warehouse has a handwritten "thank you" included. "We value our customers, and we continue to go the extra mile to ensure their 100% satisfaction."
The story began in 1985, when Shari Doggett officially launched Factory Direct Craft Supply, Inc. Before it was the company it is today, she was busy buying placemats, napkins, chair mats, and lace from a Kentucky distributor and selling them at area flea markets. Originally calling her venture Table Mates, Shari would load up her young children while she went out to buy and sell. Success came quickly, but when her distributor changed its focus from country decor to a southwestern approach, Shari also changed the way she did business. She researched and found an L.A.-based company and started selling lace and fabrics, rebranding the company as Factory Direct Craft Supply.
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