Weekly Ponderings #19: 7 local brands you need to check out.
Thanks SO much for everyone who showed up to my holiday markets this month!! They were both a success, and I'm so grateful for everyone who shopped and supported me and my fellow local women makers.
I cut back on the number of markets I did this year so I could focus on building my health coaching services (I'm close to launching my online coaching program!!! more info coming soon). That said, every market I do I meet the most wonderful people, both customers and vendors, so I don't think I'll ever stop doing markets completely.
Know that even if you don't see me around as often, you can always purchase your favorite JESSI+CO products online at jessiandco.com!
Southborough Holiday Art and Gift Sale at L'Abri Fellowship (12/14/2019)
Keep reading for some of my favorite local businesses run by women I've met through my markets over the years. These ladies are straight up hustlers. They're incredibly talented, and I admire them so much for working nights and weekends to share their gifts with the world. As you finish your last minute holiday shopping this week, consider checking out these brands. 💕
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1. puck and abby (@shoppuckandabby): Robin's online shop is a beautifully curated collection of handmade goods from around the country. She offers free shipping on all orders, and she's always got great sales going on. I've bought sooo many gifts from her, including earrings, mugs, purses, soap, skincare, and more.
2. The Blank Canvas Co (@theblankcanvasco): Erica's all about empowering women to be their badass selves with bold & bright designs inspired by positivity. You can shop her art on Etsy or local markets. DM her for custom orders too! She did this cute portrait of my dog that I gave to my husband for his bday.
3. illika concrete & design (@illika_): this lovely lady Ilka makes and sells concrete designs and other fun things, from marbled puzzle coasters, ring cones, air plants and holders, to kitty wrist pillows. You can find her at local markets, at Space Us until 12/23, or DM her for orders.
4. gracie c jewelry (@gracie.c.jewelry): simple, unique handcrafted jewelry, made Concetta in Somerville, MA. I've purchased multiple pairs of earrings from her, both for myself and as gifts. Love how simple and affordable her pieces are. Catch Concetta at markets around New England, or take advantage of her insta story sales!
5. On the Road Again (@ontheroadagain_official): Mary makes really cool bags, totes, fabric baskets, placemats, and more made out of upcycled, remnant materials. Her tag line: Handmade Goods Re/designed for Adventure. Inspired by the durability of the truck tarp. Shop her products online, at these New England stores, or local markets. I have this tote that I use for my 🏖 bag.
6. SHEL (@shel_usa): bag, hats and jewelry, responsibly made with recycled materials in the USA, all with super fun prints. You can buy their products online. I got one of my fav hats from here (see it on here).
7. Hollis Leather (@hollis_leather): beautiful hand-stitched leather goods, made in Worcester, MA. You can find a few of Kristin's products online, but more of her collection can be found at Crompton Collective and at local markets around Boston. I gifted a couple of her wristlets to my gfs last year (they loved them!!).