As we first shared with our facebook followers yesterday evening, Canvas Corp and 7Gyspies announced yesterday that they have “joined forces.” Specifically, Canvas Corp has purchased 7Gypsies from UltraPro Corporation.
While this announcement was a surprise to many, the two lines do seem to have a natural synergy.Â Both lines appeal to crafters seeking a feeling of “natural” elements, antique findings, mixed media, distressed style, etc. As Canvas Corp co-founder Christine Meier says in the press release, theÂ Canvas Corp “fit could not be more perfect with the 7gypsies team, design esthetic and philosophy.”
Here are a few images of current Canvas Corp & 7Gypsies products that are representative of their brands.
See what I mean? The two brands doÂ seem to “go together” — don’t they?Â 🙂
Of course, with any change brings anxiety. I know that some 7GypsiesÂ fans are concerned. As we continue to see cosolidation in the industry (as mentioned in previous articles regarding Making Memories, Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper & others), we can only hope that consolidation brings additional stability and value without limiting product, style and design options.
What do YOU think about the 7Gypsies acquisition and/or the industry consolidations in general?