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Meet Betsy Stergiou and Anastasia Papasideris of Ammos and Sea

Today we’d like to introduce you to Betsy Stergiou and Anastasia Papasideris.

Betsy and Anastasia, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Growing up Greek-American, we’ve always loved anything that reminded us of our heritage! A desire to promote Greek products and Greek designers started to become prominent as we grew older. There are SO many products from Greece unknown to the rest of the world. Luxurious organic cotton and silk, hand-painted ceramics, and traditional jewelry utilizing local silver and fabrics are some of the many things that we wanted to celebrate here in the States.

After much discussion and brainstorming, we decided to open our online store, ammosandsea.com, to share our passion nationwide. “Ammos” means sand in Greek, and what is more descriptive of the Greek landscape than sand and sea? After a year and a half in business, it has been the most rewarding and fun experience we could have hoped for! We are now in the process of expanding into our own brand as well and adding our personal flair!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
We’ve been very fortunate in that there has been a very positive response to our products, seeing as in the US there is a demand for unique products. The only challenging aspect to our business is the fact that one of us lives in Houston and one of us lives in Greece, so a bit of extra planning is necessary for most of our conferences.

Please tell us about Ammos and Sea.
We have an online store, ammosandsea.com, specializing in unique products by Greek designers. Most of our products are made in Greece, and we are proud to promote these kinds of products that we are accustomed to, being Greek American. We are very fortunate to have built a wonderful rapport with our suppliers and artists, and are pleased that we offer something for everyone! We handpick each of our products and strive to offer a variety of things, from home decor to jewelry and accessories.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Absolutely nothing! We are great friends and this has been an absolute blast!

Pricing:

  • $6 flat rate shipping (US only)
  • Free shipping for orders over $75

Contact Info:

  • Website: ammosandsea.com
  • Phone: 281-946-9384
  • Email: info@ammosandsea.com
  • Instagram: ammosandsea
  • Facebook: AmmosandSea
  • Twitter: Ammosandsea

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