It's that time of the year again, the Holidays are here! And that means we get to tell you about some of our favorite local ethical brands and makers.
This year we're going to sort our brands by the products they make. Starting with the thing you likely do first in the morning, put your clothes on!
The designer behind Alice Alexander is a beautiful, 6ft tall women who had trouble finding clothes that truly fit her, so she decided to create her own collection. She has since hired multiple female seamstresses that benefit from a flexible schedule and fair pay. She is a direct to consumer brand which means she keeps her prices fair by cutting out the middle man (we do this too!) She focuses on plus sized bodies, but she can make clothing for any body. Check out the photos below to see some of her best sellers, and click on the name above to head to her website!
A brand I became familiar with after moving my business to Philly, Lobo Mau specializes in incredible screen printing. Their pieces are dramatic in both shape and color, but are often made of a stretchy material so you can wear them anytime! They can adjust lengths/hems easily so you can be sure it will fit! Oh, and they have mens! PLUS, they are opening up their very own retail shop and we couldn't be more happy for them! Check out their website by clicking their name above!
Our longtime shop partner and amazing jewelry maker/designer is a go to for holidays for me every year. She creates customizable products, and her price point is incredible! Check out some of her best sellers below.
I was introduced to these bad ass ladies through an event I did with Lobo Mau. The three founders defy all odds by being equal partners in work and design, and make some seriously stunning jewelry. Their modern shapes and interesting designs would make the perfect gift for a mom, wife, girlfriend or any other special person in your life!
For The Home
I had the pleasure of meeting Ilka at Old Soul Decor, a shop we are both featured in. She makes some seriously amazing candles, scrubs, oils and more. Everything is handmade in Malvern and the highest quality only. You might not be able to smell her work online, but I promise they are some of the best scented candles I have ever smelled. Find them at Tesoro headquarters, or at her own shop, or many other stockists in the PA area.
My best friend since high school, Ellie hand paints anything your heart desires. Want a painting of your dogs? Your childhood home? Someone to live paint at your wedding? She can do it allll. Shop original pieces on her website, or shop some of her prints at Tesoros headquarters!