Peace House Studio, the name conjures up a quiet space… someplace restful, to reflect, and be creative. But Peace House Studio in Bath Maine is anything but a quiet place for reflection as sewing machines hum and vibrant children’s clothing is manufactured, and an active family lives a life aligned with their values!
Peace House Studio, a ME SBDC client since 2019, has launched a line of kids’ wear that is not only fun and functional but multi-colored and intentionally recyclable as well. When your kids have grown out of their clothes, the company will even buy them back and re-sell them to the next lucky owner. High-quality 2nd hand American made kids’ clothing – sustainability in many different colors!
Kate and Nick Bergmann, the husband and wife team which owns and operated Peace House Studio, worked with recently retired Maine SBDC at CEI Business Advisor Brad Swanson in their planning stage to solidify their business model, build out their studio and position their product in the market. While working together they focused on a key aspect of their future success which was to get the pricing right – affordable for the consumer and profitable for the company. Swanson connected the Bergmann’s with Maine MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) to help answer additional manufacturing questions. One of the things that makes this brand stand out is it’s goal of keeping their quality goods in service, over and over, which is achieved through their Patches Project.
After two solid years of preparation and planning, they successfully launched their business and have since developed an e-commerce site. For more information check them out online: