Image Outfitters is a full-service promotional products supplier. Our business serves all companies that use promotional products to market their own products or services to their customers, suppliers, employees and other shareholders.
At Image Outfitters, we strive to conduct our business in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. We do this by offering many sustainable and recycled products as well as products made right here in the USA!
Not only do we take a green approach to the products we offer, we also help you make a difference in the community as well. How do we do this? Through our unique charitable donations program called iShare.
iShare is the business model which Image Outfitters operates from to use business as a force for good.
View iShareworks.com to learn more about how iShareworks!
Esbert is a native of Miami, FL (now an endangered species). In 1998, after spending 13 years in the seafood industry, Esbert and his wife Kirsten created Image Outfitters. As the business grew, so did their family and in 2008 the Cardenas family relocated to Stowe, VT after visiting and falling in love with the town and its people.
When asked, “What is it that drew you to Stowe?” Esbert answers, “I love the fact that I live in paradise but still have access to businesses all over the world. Our market is not limited to any one geographical location. For me, there has to be a balance between work and family, and above all I enjoy what I do and I have fun doing it. I still take it seriously though, I take it to heart. I have been known to answer the phone at 2am, that’s just who I am. If a customer needs me, then I’m there. But, in my opinion, if you’re not having fun, then you need to find a new line of work. Living in Stowe and seeing how happy my family is while running a successful business is literally a dream come true.”
Kirsten was born and raised in New Jersey. She has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. After graduating from Michigan, she moved to Frankfurt, Germany where she worked for the Florida Department of Commerce and Enterprise Florida.
She was responsible for promoting trade from the State of Florida to Europe and to direct foreign investment in Florida. Upon returning to the United States, Kirsten moved to Miami. From 2001-2008 she taught Marketing at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. During her time in Miami she also met her husband, Esbert, and together with him founded Image Outfitters. After enjoying summers in Stowe, Kirsten and Esbert decided to move their family and business from Florida to Vermont. Esbert and Kirsten currently live in Stowe with their two boys, Esbert Erik and Oskar.
Mike grew up in Farmington, CT. He is a recent graduate of Champlain College who has earned a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Digital Media. In 2016, Mike joined the Image Outfitters team as their Visual Designer and Administrative Assistant. Beyond his degree, Mike has professional experience in printmaking and as a carpenter.
Despite being an indigenous flat-lander, Mike is a true Vermonter at heart who loves snowboarding and the great outdoors. He is using his skills to continuously improve the look of Image Outfitters as well as to help clients turn their product ideas into reality.