I'm Julia, the founder, designer, and chief seamstress behind HGBG.
I was once a professor of French literature--a very serious academic, learned author of tomes read by the few. A reviewer called one of my books "un chef d’œuvre" and compared it to "un ouvrage de femme" like lace. Little did he know that I was always a textile, tactile artist at heart, ever since I started sewing at age 15. Now living in Seattle near my family, with frequent visits to my beloved pays d'adoption, France, my artistic spirit has been rejuvenated and I've created this business to share the good feelings.
Rest easy, with Honey Girl by your side.
As of April 2020, and for the duration of the coronavirus health emergency, we are proud to be helping the homeless in Seattle by dedicating a portion of our production--at least 10 face masks a week--to the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC). Update from July 3: we have donated over 110! Everybody deserves a chance to breathe easier...
P.S. Follow our creations as they happen, on the "Daily Joy with Honey Girl" blog! (You will not find us on Facebook.)
P.S.S. Novembre 2019 : Nous sommes ravies d’annoncer que Florence Barbini (Paris) servira désormais de Directrice de vente pour Honey Girl Books and Gifts Europe.
Julia, the founder of HGBG My dog Honey Girl Sandra, a fellow writer