SouthLife Supply Co.
Handcrafted Leather Goods and Jewelry
What motivates your company?
Our motivation is creating and producing products that our customers get excited about and love as much as we do.
We Tell us about your location
We are in downtown Thomasville, Georgia “on the bricks”. We were fortunate enough to open our retail location in Georgia’s oldest jewelry store. Our retail location occupies the downstairs and our we produce all our product upstairs. Several of the original safes are still in the store as well as the original floors, windows and brick walls.
Tell us a bit about your customers
Our customers are both male and female. We create a wide variety of products including hand bags for women and wallets and belts for men. Our customer appreciates the aspect of handcrafted items and likes a quality product that is made to last.
Share the history of your company
Our company started in 2010 as a jewelry company. We started out making jewelry from recycled bullets and shotgun shells. We started as a manufacturer/ wholesaler. Over the past 8-9 years our company has transitioned into a retail brick and mortar store that’s focus is handmade leather goods.
How are you involved with your customers and community?
We are members of our local chamber and other civic organizations. We contribute to many local nonprofits with time and product donations.
Tell us about your employees
We have 6 employees included my husband and myself. We do employ 8- 10 throughout the year as business fluctuates. We seek out highly motivated self-starters and independent thinkers who want to learn about the trade we operate in. Since we do make our own products attention to detail and customer service are very valuable traits that we look for.
What makes you excited to work here?
It is extremely rewarding to watch something come to life from concept to finished product. My husband and I have been able to watch a dream come to life and that has been amazing. We love being able to interact directly with the customers that buy our products as we celebrate life events with them and watch their families grow. We are also excited to be able to see the way our own business has grown and continues to grow.
What do you like about your community and location?
We love Thomasville because of the wonderful sense of community that exists here. The community celebrates and supports local businesses. We have a vibrant downtown and mainstreet community that we are a part of. Every store is filled with a unique and locally owned business.
How do you embody Authentic Georgia?
Authentic Georgia celebrates truly authentic businesses. At SouthLife Supply Co- we are one of a handful of companies that designs, produces, and sells our product in our brick and mortar location as well as online. We make products on the spot, such as dog collars and belts. We also do custom work for customers. We also continue to recycle shotgun shells to incorporate into our designs.
What makes Georgia so special and unique?
Georgia continues to be ranked the #1 state in the Country to do business. This within itself is unique to Georgia. Georgia fosters an environment that is friendly and welcoming not only to any business but to small businesses.