As you plan your holiday shopping for this year, think about including small businesses! Supporting artisans is a wonderful way to sustain local communities AND you can find really unique gifts!
When we travel to music festivals during the summer we love meeting the other vendors and checking out their crafts. These vendors are incredibly talented people who support themselves and their families through their small businesses. They offer handmade clothing and jewelry, artwork, pottery and crafts as well as outdoor goods. The products are always high quality and one-of-a-kind.
So when you’re looking for the perfect present, don’t forget to start with local and/or small businesses. We promise, you’ll find something they’ve never seen!
Here are some of our very favorite small businesses and the crafts they offer:
Super Rad Cape Co. – unique handmade capes for all ages!
Shakedown Goods – a collection of artist-made goods
Mandala Dyes – hand tied and dyed in Colorado
Dope Soap on a Rope – hand crafted soap with hemp oil
Apsara – jewelry & Textiles from Past & Present
Peak to Peak Batiks – batik clothing and wall hangings handmade in Colorado
Hooked Productions – sustainable and eco friendly clothing
Colorado Kaleidoscope Company – handmade kaleidoscopes
Feather Flies & Humble Bee Botanicals – hand crafted with love in Colorado
Jessica Lee Designs – fine hand crafted heirloom jewelry
100 Mics – clothing, jewelry and accessories
Radiant Shade – handmade clothing
Synergy Organic Clothing – organic women’s clothing
Legalize Pot Belly Pigs Co. – environmentally conscious gear
Vaughan’s Glassworks – glass blower in Asheville, NC
Brendan White Jewelry – hand crafted in Colorado
For the art enthusiast on your list: