Artisans
Karmalit

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Handcrafted soy candles

How I got my start.
I started KarmaLit out of a love for giving back and a desire to do something that set my heart on fire. So I started slowly. I spent weeks crafting our candle formulas, researching packaging and learning the lingo. I’ll never forget what it felt like to see an email read, “You’ve made a sale!”

What makes our products unique.
Imagine lighting a candle and being transported to a favorite childhood memory. This can happen because scent plays a huge role in how we craft memories. A customer in Seattle buys one Golden State candle every month. He says it’s “California in a bottle” and that’s exactly what we were going for.

Why we love what we do.
We created the Smell.Good.Do.Good initiative as a way to stand for something greater, facilitate learning, and to have an impact that lasts beyond our product's brief life. The effect individuals have on each other is the most valuable currency. This is how we serve the world, one flame at a time.

Sejal
Colorado, USA


Hearth and Harrow

5th Generation Maine Dairy Farmer

How I got my start.
I began Hearth and Harrow on one corner of my kitchen table after the birth of my second child. What began as a hobby selling organic textiles at small farm stands has become a thriving business, and I still design and hand-print each one (often at my kitchen table)!

What makes my products unique.
I specialize in designing and hand-printing organic, nature-inspired textile home goods. I am especially proud of my pillows. The materials for my pillows are grown and sewn entirely in the United States, supporting American workers and offering a product with a low carbon footprint.

Why I love what I do.
I have been a maker, dreamer, and artist my whole life and I am also able to work from home to the sound of my children’s laughter. Maybe the best part of all, though, is that I feel I’m contributing to a healthier planet by offering organic and safe home goods that my customers can feel good using.

Casey
Maine, USA

Hearth and Harrow


Adorn512

Adorn512

Locally made in Dana’s Chicago Studio

How I got my start.
As an L&D nurse, launching a jewelry brand was a far cry from my previous experience, yet I felt driven to move into a more creative space. Merging my ambition with my love for delicate everyday jewelry, I launched with an assortment of handmade pieces that were equal parts timeless and modern.

What makes my products unique.
Each piece is locally made in my studio boutique in Chicago and is the result of ongoing inspiration, leading to an ever-evolving product line that is always relevant in today’s market. Today, equipped with a small group of loyal employees, ADORN512 is blossoming.

Why I love what I do.
I love what I do for many reasons. My job gives me the flexibility to take my kids to school and be here for them when they need me. I create pieces that make a difference through my Morse code jewelry and I get to give back to the community.

Dana
Illinois, USA



Sheep Farm Felt

100% Wool Felt Ball Garlands

How I got my start.
I grew up on a sheep farm where we used our animals’ wool fiber to make artwork and crafts. After I had children, I wanted a creative outlet I could delve into after they went to sleep. This seemed like the perfect project for my three passions to coincide: color, wool, and connecting with people.

What makes my products unique.
I work hard to find the most popular and trendy color combinations. When the business outgrew our sheep’s fiber harvest, we were able to partner with a team from Nepal to help make our felt balls. I love that I get to support other women makers who are paid a fair wage for their amazing work.

Why I love what I do.
I feel so blessed that I get use my expertise as an artist and experience as a shepherdess to make a quality product that adds color and a natural element to a space. I love that a garland from Sheep Farm Felt can be a part of someone else’s story.

Megan
New Jersey, USA

Sheep Farm Felt