I will start off by telling you that my nickname in high school was “garb,” short for my last name. This was also my brother’s nickname and actually stuck with him a lot longer as many of his friends still call him that.
What is in a name? I had an internship at a photography school/workshop facility in Italy during one of my college summers. As any woman who has visited Italy knows, “Ciao bella” is heard frequently. I had some long hours to think while working in my 13th century castle darkroom. I remember thinking that ‘garbella’ had a nice ring to it and decided that if I ever had a business, then it would be named garbella.
So, there you have the meaning/ loose connection behind the name.
The Garbella Etsy site is located at http://garbella.etsy.com.
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