I have a Locals Only section, and as much as I love my community to support, there’s also online shops from friends and family. Lauren runs a clothing site, Emerging Thoughts. The past year I've researched on how to be a better consumer, and what companies to support. Emerging Thoughts is an American company carrying indie designers, mostly American-made and designed. Lauren is one of the easiest women to work with when it comes to business (and just easy to talk to all around). I was also featured on their blog on why small business at the end is really the biggest business you can support. My inner entomologist is loving their Bumblebee Hair pins.
I have a Locals Only section, and as much as I love my community to support, there’s also online shops from friends and family. Danny Brito has has been mentioned so many times on this blog, I'm surprised I didn't make an honorary category for him yet. I have a few prints from Danny Brito (along with his book) and after watching him grow as an artist and online friend over the past couple years (which is like a decade in internet speak), his business is one that will always have my support. I recently purchased a Margot Tenenbaum clutch and I love it. Not only does it have one of my favorite prints from Danny, but it's well made and organizes what I need.
You can get your own Danny Brito piece here.
Since my phone case is equally cute, I should mention it's from Mandy Bryant.
I have a Locals Only section, and as much as I love my community to support, there's also online shops from friends and family. One of them is Tumbleweeds Hand Craft. I ordered a couple pair of glasses, and got a jar of lavender marshmallows from Beca. I've worked with her on Gadchick, she was a contributor for our photography issue, in case her name sounds familiar. The ones I liked best from her glasses were the round pair.
I don't think the marshmallows are sold yet, but you can keep up with news here.