Direct sales company I Remember When was shut down on Monday by its owners Xyron, according to an email sent to consultants by Xyron president Chris Phillips. The announcement blamed the toll of the economy on Xyron for IRW’s shutdown, saying the company “has had to take a hard look at our situation and make some difficult decisions” as a result.
I Remember When sold products by American Crafts, Bazzill, Creative Imaginations, Cosmo Cricket, Die Cuts With A View, Doodlebug Design, Dream Street, Fancy Pants Designs, Fiskars, Glue Dots, Karen Foster, My Minds Eye, Sassafrass Lass, Scenic Route, We R Memory Keepers, Xyron and Zoom Album, among others.
I Remember When was founded as an Oregon scrapbook store by owner Jennifer (Childs) Grant in 1997, and became a direct sales company in 1999. The company was bought by Xyron in July 2005. At the time of the acquisition by Xyron, I Remember When had a corps of more than 500 consultants. Founder Jennifer (Childs) Grant left the company last year to pursue new projects within the industry.