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Shop small- My four favorite makers.

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Shop smallSince starting my own business 5 years ago, one of the unexpected perks has been getting to know some really amazing makers. As we come upon the holidays and gift-giving season, I know many of us (including me) want to give consciously and support small businesses, so I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite makers. I personally own and love living with the things they make.



Yonder Shop

Linda, of Yonder shop, is one of my good friends and such an incredibly talented artist and maker. I met Linda a few years ago when I reached out to her to ask if she could paint one of her lovely whales as my wedding gift to my wife. We wake up to that painting every morning, and I couldn't love it more. In addition to having a beautifully curated shop in the Richmond district of San Francisco, (which is going to be my go-to gift buying location this holiday) Linda also leads hand-building classes.  

Blockshop Textiles

I met Hopie, one of the mega-talented sister co-owners of Blockshop last Spring at Echo Park Craft Fair, and immediately wanted EVERY SINGLE ONE of their beautifully hand-printed silk/cotton scarves. Since then, I've been wearing one pretty much daily. (I've been eying this one).

In addition to making beautiful textiles, the sisters also share their inspiring travel stories on their instagram. 

East Fork Pottery

Okay, it's true. I may have a 'problem' with ceramics. My house is pretty much filled with them. My favorite is East Fork Pottery out of Asheville, North Carolina. To me, they are the perfect combination of modern and rustic, and they make every meal more delicious.

Started by husband and wife team, Matisse & Connie Coady, I love how they have build a company around the idea of bringing makers together. They are definitely a company I want to support.

Fog Linen

Some things in your closet are absolute staples, and that's what I have found with everything I've gotten from this small Japanese line, Fog Linen. The fabric is beautiful, the fit perfect and the colors spot on. I've got my eye on this jacket for Spring.

You can purchase through their website, or a one of my favorite SF shops, The Mill Mercantile.


If you're looking to discover your favorite new maker, I think the best place to look is this weekend's West Coast Craft. See you there!


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