D’Punchline originally began in 1995 creating one-of-kind handmade paper greeting cards. Growing up in a highly creative, talented and entrepreneurial family, artisan Gabrielle Punch began exploring her own passion for creativity from an early age. Over the years she has worked in several different mediums, from clay and ceramics, woodwork and paper, to photography, videography and graphic design.
20 years later in 2015, Gabrielle discovered her newest passion from leather-crafting. A long lover of leather and leather products, she was introduced by a friend to the raw material, and very quickly began experimenting and creating unique pieces. She entered her first artisan market that year and received a tremendous response from patrons who were impressed with her work, which they described as classy, stylish and so functional. As the support and encouragement grew, so did Gabrielle’s love for working with leather. She acquired some hand tools and through trial and error, taught herself skills and techniques including sewing with leather. She describes herself as a perfectionist who continues to learn more and more with each new project.
To date, Gabrielle has designed and created over 1000 original, one-of-a-kind pieces. Taking her time to think about and work on each detail to be added. Her main focus is to create pieces for everyday use that fulfil the basic needs of her clients and customers. Almost never working with pre-designed sketches, she works completely on the fly with images only in her mind and with this she prides herself on never repeating a design...NOT EVEN ONCE. She says “I never know what the full end result is going to look like, but I’ll know it’s done when it’s DONE!”
In 2018 Gabrielle made a bold and courageous move quitting the security of her 9-5 job, and launched into D’Punchline as a full-time entrepreneur. She says it’s the biggest decision she ever made, and she has never been happier!
D'Punchline featured on The NOW MORNING SHOW on TTT
Television interview on AM Prime with host Nikoli Edwards.
D'Punchline segment starts at minute 33:28.
Primetime TV interview with Dike Rostant.
D'Punchline leather goods are crafted from only the highest and finest quality of Full and Top grain leather, from Italy, the United States, and South America. Each skin is personally inspected and selected by artisan Gabrielle Punch, as she pays the process of purchasing the raw materials as much attention as she does to the crafting of her leather pieces.
When it comes to choosing hardware, her motto is always "your choice of hardware will either make or break your beautiful handcrafted creation." So there's no sacrificing on quality there either, even if it means her items may cost a bit more
Without customers you have no business, and no business can operate successfully without good customer service. D'Punchline continuously strives to deliver CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE, knowing that communication is a KEY factor. It's not about "The customer is always right", but rather that making sure that customers and clients aren't left wondering if they've been heard or if if they've been forgotten, but that each one is valued and respected and are always receiving the highest quality service.
"Gabrielle's work is impeccable. Her attention to detail and superior craftsmanship
make her products truly one of a kind."
"I own one of the traveller's notebooks and it is so well made of beautiful leather that its my daily carry, and a conversation starter that keeps me organised."
"I am impressed by the high level of craftsmanship, blending colours to create a unique look , this standard could rival a number of big name brands sold abroad. Keep up the excellent work you doing, I am so proud to say you are ours."
"Talented! Professional! Perfection!"
ALL PRICES ARE QUOTED IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO DOLLARS (TTD)
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