The Awesome and Beyond Shop has grown leaps and bounds since it was established in April of 2016. It started as a General Partnership between Barb Tilander-Mack and Tanya Masse. The initial goal was to simply sell custom printed products online and at events.
In August of 2016, the Talking Socks™ were born and they went viral! People from everywhere around the world wanted a pair of these socks!! This made it pretty much impossible for Barb and Tanya to keep working out of their basements. So they decided to open their first retail / print & design shop in the Frontenac Mall located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
“A lot has happened in such a short period of time. It’s awesome, but it’s mind blowing! Since August, we have expanded our business to the point that we have needed to lease not one, but two locations. We have many resellers for our Talking Socks™ across North Amercica. My son, Josh Masse, also joined our business full-time and we have had to hire a team of awesome people to help us pull off getting through the INSANE holiday season. I’m very proud of everything we have accomplished and if there is one thing I’ve learned throughout the last few months, it is that it takes a villiage to raise a business. We are very fortunate and blessed to have such amazing people to work with us! I look forward to seeing what we can achieve in 2017!” – Tanya Masse, Owner / Partner – Awesome and Beyond Shop