Art Prints & Paper Goods
Anneli White is the 17-year-old CEO and designer behind Anneli White Designs LLC. Kentucky born and raised, Anneli is passionate about her home state where she has actively participated in the Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Organization, the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, and the Governor’s Scholars Program. Anneli has a love for teaching women and children crafting and hand-lettering through seasonal workshops. She plans to study Entrepreneurship and Apparel Merchandising next fall.
Elizabeth Lang uses the colors and shapes that inspire her to create paintings that convey the beauty and peace she finds in our naturally wild world. She uses mainly acrylic paint but also loves working with watercolors. Through colorful abstract landscapes, Elizabeth hopes to inspire spaces and remind others to respect nature for all the life and health exploring it and living in it bring to us.
I love trees. I’m a firm believer that the best way to effect change is to do what we can when we can with what we have. I have art. And there’s a desperate need for more trees in the world.
So in April 2019, I began a Mother-lovin’ program with 2 stickers (Preserve & Protect and Wonder & Wander), called it my Love Your Mother Collection, and planted a tree for every two stickers sold from the collection. As of January 2020, the program has expanded to include any and every sticker I sell.
While practicing law full-time, I started painted pieces for my home and others, sewed aprons and dishtowels, designed a small collection of children’s clothing, and painted peg dolls. One day, a friend invited me to show my work at an art walk, and I took a small collection to show. At the end of the evening, I had sold every single piece, and I was hooked. This was my heart. Creating art. Where I needed to be.
A few years later, I traded my briefcase for brushes and jumped into painting and small business ownership full-time. I have been sharing and selling my art ever since. In 2018, I moved into a commercial studio and now have a space where I create and sell my original art and thoughtful gifts designed by me.
My art is inspired by colors and patterns found in nature. One of my visions is to create art that helps you to connect with nature and to see beauty where you are. In the ordinary and everyday. In a world that can be so dark, beauty can still be found everywhere and that beauty and light can inspire hope and joy in all of us.
Figure Form is an art shop that features original artwork by Richmond-based artist Shana Blakley. Created with the intention to celebrate the colors and shapes that connect our physical and emotional worlds, Shana's work includes original paintings, prints, and other collectables.
Jessica Roux is a Nashville-based freelance illustrator, author, and plant and animal enthusiast. She loves exploring in her own backyard and being surrounded by an abundance of nature. Using subdued colors and rhythmic shapes, she renders flora and fauna with intricate detail reminiscent of old world beauty.
I am most inspired by nature. I love filling my home with pieces of the outdoors. Whether it’s potted plants here and there, photos from trips to the Colorado mountains, or a floral painting above a dining room table, it always seems to provide a breath of fresh air to the space. This is why I love painting landscapes and florals. These specific subjects, in their own unique way, capture a small glimpse of heaven. Painting these moments means I get to generously offer the world a chance to step into that beauty. I hope that I can bring some of that beauty to your home!
LIEFdesign studio, run by Emilie Eklund, is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and creates custom lettering + illustration work alongside a paper + home goods product line. Gaining inspiration from the natural world, Emilie creates simplistic, modern designs in hopes to inspire + remind us of the beauty within and among us.
Lost Fern Goods is the shop and umbrella for stationery, art prints, limited editions, and other products featuring the artwork of illustrator Nicole Miazgowicz. Founded to bring the craft of storytelling and traditional illustration to modern products, her goal is to bring a little magic to your everyday life with goods that tell a story or jumpstart a memory; creating a bit of space in your busy day to let yourself get lost.
Papillon Press is Madeleine and Vernon, a father/daughter stationery, design, and printmaking pair. We make letterpress and block printed items, spanning from greeting cards and notebooks, to art prints and linens. All of our items use sustainable and ethical materials, and made by us! We love history, and so much of our process is historical, from hand-carving wood blocks to using a 1920’s letterpress.
Wildship Studio is a Michigan-based studio that creates illustrated paper goods and products for those craving adventure and exploration. Founded by illustrator BreeAnn Veenstra, we are fueled by a curiosity for life and nature.
Each product is designed to embrace your inner wild while bringing you closer to the outer wild. We’re all about finding kinship between your fellow human, flower, and beast, and discovering those moments of unbridled beauty within us and around us. That is what we call Wildship.
Clothing & Accessories
Hi, I’m Melanie! I am the maker behind MELANIE JEAN accessories. My main creative focus is designing and crocheting modern scarves, beanies, and head wraps to keep you both stylish and cozy. Some pieces are crocheted in a classic design while others have a bohemian vibe. My desire is that you feel a sense of comfort in your handmade accessory whether you’re spending time outdoors, meeting a friend for coffee or wrapping yourself in coziness at home (especially these days). Each handmade piece is thoughtfully created with attention to detail in my log home nestled in Louisville, Kentucky.
Janay is the Founder and CEO of Public Thread, a textile upcycling company founded in 2016. Public Thread diverts post-industrial scrap and surplus textiles from the landfill, creates living wage jobs, and supports a triple bottom line creative economy.
She mixes creativity and systems with a focus on system disruption and advancing racial and economic equity. Prior to starting Public Thread, Janay led community-level system change efforts in the public and nonprofit sectors for more than 13 years covering economic and community development, public education, youth development, affordable housing and homelessness. She is a 2020 Tory Burch Foundation Fellow, received the 2020 Better Business Bureau Trust Award and has a BA in Public Policy with a concentration in International Relations. Janay has two daughters (13 and 11) who are the light of her life and she is an Enneagram 7.
Roots & Jones is founded by grandfather and grandson duo Jim Cantrell and Ryan Jones. Starting out in the old barn wood shop in the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky an old hobby has been passed down from one generation to the next.
Creating products that come from the Earth, Roots & Jones is bigger than just hand-made wooden pens. It’s a lifestyle focused on encouraging people to get back to their Roots and closer to their purpose. Our pens are a reflective tool designed to enable connection, organization, story telling, deep focus, and authenticity.
Dayna is a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design, earning her BFA and Excellence Award in Printmaking in May of 2019. When the world allows, she travels as much as possible for events, research, residencies, art fairs, and public art projects.
A key part of Dayna’s practice is teaching workshops in her Grand Rapids community and throughout the state and region. Her classes bring together art and science, aiming to start conversations about conservation.
Her deep rooted passion for the natural world is the driving factor in her work, her background studying natural science illustration shows in her prints, patterns, and design work.
Timber & Bluff started as a way for me to make things with my hands while freelancing as a graphic designer. I wanted to make functional and beautiful products that would last a lifetime, but also things that were affordable. So many waxed canvas and leather goods felt overpriced, and I wanted to see if I could make it easier to support small business like ours. So, I taught myself how to sew with a machine, and a couple years later, I taught myself I hand saddle- stitch wallets.
It has always been important that in as much as we can control, every step of our process is based here in the USA. All of our leather is tanned in Pennsylvania and Illinois, our canvas is ethically sourced, and we hand-wax it ourselves.
Cooking falls somewhere between craft and art. It is both creating something for general consumption, and experimenting with flavors that push boundaries. All of our preserves are made by hand using traditional methods, we hope that the care and attention to detail we take is evident in our premium product.
Cellar Door Preserves are proudly made in Grand Rapids, Michigan with local ingredients whenever possible which is good for the economy and the environment. We believe in embracing what Mother Nature gives us right where we are and make preserves that highlight the terroir of the upper Mid-West.
Our butters originated because a little girl named “Koa” had many allergens such as soy, nuts and milk. Koa's mother asked me to make some meals for her and that's when I heard about sunflower seed butter. We researched many nut-free seeds and decided to create simple recipes.
Using high quality, all natural and organic ingredients is huge part of our fabric. All of butters and made by hand in a commercial insured kitchen space with no added sugar or salt.
Happiness in a jar goes a long way.
I’m inspired by gardening, cooking, farmers market finds, and simple, minimalistic beauty we sometimes overlook. The very lovely organized chaos of nature- all the perfect rhythms intertwined into the messiness of life. I'm inspired by the little moments that make up my life, and all of our lives. And I strive to collect the little moments instead of things.
I believe in natural, simple, decorative and useful- these are all things so important to me and my everyday life. I believe every person has some goodness and that relationships are super precious. I believe in the beauty and art of slowing down, and not being afraid of the quiet things. In taking the time to write a short or long note in a pretty note card to tell someone what they mean to you.
MAYA Collection is a non-profit small business that employs, empowers and encourages Louisville refugee women. In 2009 we began teaching a few refugee women to knit and sell scarves. Today we have over 20 refugee artisans, and we help them sell their hand crafted jewelry, leather goods, hand bags, journals, textile products and much more! MAYA means love in the Nepali language and our artisans hand craft each product with love!
My name is Ericka Ryba and I am the potter behind Providence Road. I live in Knoxville, TN where I work as an art teacher in a public school for grades 4-7. After graduating from culinary school and experiencing that industry, I went back to school for art education. Along the way, I took my first pottery class, and as often happens, I was hooked. I sold my first pots in a shared vintage booth at the now-closed Nostalgia on McCalla here in Knoxville. Curating a booth, learning marketing aspects, and gaining confidence from selling those first pieces is really how this adventure started.
One of our goals is to offer an array of generously scented candles and essential oil products that can be enjoyed for personal use or as gifts. We are passionate and dedicated to hand pouring a candle that is an affordable luxury. We have learned that life truly is all about the journey and we are moving toward something greater. We have dreams about where 865 Candle Company will go but realize that we can’t get there without pouring ourselves into every aspect of our candle making. We aim to light up our customers' lives with incredible customer service and a burning passion for what we do, every single day.
Alex received her BFA in metals/jewelry in 2020 from Grand Valley State University. based in Michigan, she works across multiple mediums including metals, ceramics, and printmaking. her work utilizes traditional jewelry skills such as lost wax casting, and also uses more contemporary practices like powdercoating.
Alex Ren Jewelry offers handmade jewelry made from ethically sourced metals and gemstones, and is inspired by the 1970's, nature, and the southwest.
Marisa's journey with clay began during a time of transition in her life. Before she began Common Good Clay, Marisa was a self-proclaimed handmade market fanatic who gravitated toward handmade jewelry. Then one day, while moving states and applying for jobs, she decided to try making her own jewelry and immersed herself in learning about polymer clay. She quickly became obsessed with the lightweight, versatile material, made more earrings than she knew what to do with, and launched Common Good Clay in July 2019. Her inspiration comes from modern patterns, playful shapes, and joyful colors. When she's not making earrings, you can find her biking, taking pictures of her 3 cats, or at her day-job as a Program Manager for an affordable housing nonprofit in her local community.
Ella Calas is a contemporary jewelry maker based in metro Detroit. She graduated from the College for Creative Studies in May of 2016 and majored in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. In her work she uses traditional methods of fabrication while keeping a contemporary aesthetic inspired by architectural structure. She enjoys making minimal forms embellished with linear textures and patterns.
My name is Grace, and I have been making jewelry since I was ten years old. Over the years Ginger & Pearl has evolved from my life-long passion of for creating beauty through hand-craftsmanship of dainty wares. My work features hammered and hand-shaped precious metals adorned with custom colored and shaped clay pieces, and finely sourced gemstones. My intent is to create elements that are bold and attractive, simple and beautiful. My jewelry is designed for the customer who loves simple everyday pieces as well as those who like modern statement pieces. Ginger and Pearl is dedicated to providing quality and affordable jewelry for the everyday style-savvy customer. Every item is intended to complement the natural elegance of a woman without overpowering her feminine grace.
Founded in 2012 by designer and artist Brooke Griffith, Glen & Effie has become known for its timeless blend of antique and modern influences. The brand name stems from a desire to honor past generations who took craft to heart, noted details, and made design a priority—ultimately named after Brooke’s grandparents Glen & Effie. Hand crafting each unique accessory has allowed her to tell stories with relics from history—reviving forgotten and old pieces into designs that will remain just as timeless as they have been in the past. Today, the line continues to modernize antique and vintage designs by telling stories and connecting generations through jewelry.
Hi my name is Savannah and I am the gal behind My Retreat Jewelry! After graduating college in 2019 and struggling to find a job that I was passionate about I decided to try something new and began creating simple gold jewelry. It all started late one night with a small youtube search and now Retreat Jewelry has been shipped all over the US! Something this journey has taught me is to never belittle the small beginnings and allow yourself to try new things (even when they may scare you).
We (Hope & Lindsey) decided to start Potter x Clay simply to have accessories for ourselves and friends, but it quickly turned into a small business. everything happened backwards and we feel like we wing more things than we should, but we are truly so proud of this and the community we feel a part of!
Nicole Klotz, the owner and artist behind The Artifact House, discovered her passion for the ceramic process in college and she never looked back. She has been making and sharing her unique pieces ever since. Her works range from mugs, bowls, and vases to lightweight ceramic earrings! She works with a few designs that she keeps consistently stocked but also does small batches of more unique detailed works.
I (Sarah) have been making my own household and body products for my entire adult life, in an effort to cut out toxic ingredients and wasteful packaging. Over the years, this has melded with my love for plants, as I began studying their many uses and experimenting with making my own remedies. I soon fell in love with the whole process of herbalism – as it fused my loves of gardening, foraging and creating. As we started dreaming up our farm, I realized there was a huge gap between the demand for herbal products and the supply of high-quality local herbs- and Among the Oaks Herb Farm was born. We grow the plants we use in our own medicine-making and are honored to share them with you, too.
Apotheca creates a natural collection of herbal products that may contribute to healing and self care practices. Homemade in small batches with homegrown, foraged or carefully sourced plant-based ingredients. Marie started Apotheca as a way to share Sassy Salve- a high strength, pain relieving herbal and CBD-infused topical made especially for those with aches, pains or chronic conditions. Feel Good!
I began making soap out of necessity – then I became overwhelmed at the power of a bar of soap and the deep needs in our community. I started Hyssop Tree to partner with you so that together we could all use better soap and improve the lives of those around us.
When you purchase a soap from Hyssop Tree, you're actually paying for two. You get one, and the other one is given on your behalf to someone in need. Your soap goes to someone struggling out of life's dark corner.
KOKI is a fully handcrafted non-toxic, all vegan, eco conscious skin care small business in Michigan. We are committed to providing sustainable and effective skin care products to help heal your skin from everyday troubles. It is critical that all the products we develop are exceptional quality but more paramount is that we remain affordable. KOKI is testament that organic, vegan high quality products can be economical.
Ivana also grows her own herbs and flowers on her 18 acre homeland. The same herbs and flowers that flavor our food or tea can soothe and heal us from the inside— but can also heal us on the outside. Calendula can help soothe eczema, oregano can help kill bacteria, and so on. She believes it’s important to grow high quality ingredients to make high quality products.
Samson's Haircare brews men's grooming products in Kalamazoo, MI. Having grown from a modified rice cooker and mediocre chemistry grades to a full line with an international presence. As a brand, Samson's Haircare exists to bring confidence to their clientele using unorthodox methods because no one ever taught them any different.