E-Patches & Crests is an online patches store based in Alberta, Canada. Our patches company was started in 2005 and we have expanded to become the premier embroidery patch supplier. We have designed thousands of badges and patches over the years, and we continue to add new and exciting products to our patches store.
Our patches store has thousands of in-stock products, but there are endless ideas for new patches and badges. That is why E-Patches & Crests is also a custom patches maker. Our team of designers can transform your idea or logo into the perfect design, including embroidered badges, lapel pins and more. We are the trusted patch maker in Canada for many of the most recognizable groups and clubs.
"We believe everyone should be rewarded and recognized for their accomplishments to build their most precious assets: their self esteem and confidence in themselves. We do this by creating products that can be displayed proudly, are fun to collect and are unique to each individual's talents and interests. It captures a snapshot of who they are and what they can become."
Greetings, crest piggies and patch nuts! My name is Lori St. Martin. I started the E-Patches & Crests company in 2005 and I LOVE PATCHES!!
If you don't believe me, then just take a look at my camp blanket/poncho. I've been an Alberta Girl Guide member for years. I found that every time I visited the Guide Store, there were rarely any new crests. That's when I had this bright idea back in 2004 to start an online patches store! Combining my graphic/web design career with my passion for Guiding naturally merged into creating fun activity embroidered badges. I became a patches maker and started this website in 2005: E-Patches & Crests.
In the years since our opening, E-Patches & Crests expanded from a patches company, thanks to the Guiding and Scouting community embracing us and helping us grow to where we are today. We have celebrated 18 years of being your fun patches maker! I'd also like to add one caveat that our patches store is not affiliated with Girl Guides of Canada or any provincial council, but we sure believe in the Guiding / Scouting programs.
The E-Patches & Crests Team in 2019. From left to right, we have Lori, KaryAnne, Erin, Brooke, Alisha, Brenda, Sherry, Pauline, and Julaine. Kathy, Cindi and Garth, unfortunately, are missing. But of course, Garth is taking the photo – thank you, Garth!
With profound sadness, we share the news that Brooke Langner, longtime EPC graphic designer and artist, has passed away. Read our tribute to Brooke.
Back in 2005, we could never have imagined how far E-Patches & Crests would expand as a patches maker. Our patches store grew from a two-shelf inventory selection back in 2008 to a single room office in 2012, and now an entire expansion warehouse/office in 2019! We love our new space!
Over 18 years in business, our website and online patches store has been redesigned six times and made mobile friendly as our products and services have grown. We’ve hired amazing staff to join our team and we’ve created so many amazing patches. Even our logo received a fresh new look in 2018!
It has truly been a spectacular journey and we'd like to thank each one of you for your confidence and support! We look forward to many more years of being your fun patch supplier and custom patch maker. Happy collecting!