Category Archive for "Meet the Merchants"

Carolina Creations

Meet the Merchant: Carolina Creations

“As we have gotten older, and our customer base was aging as well, we realized that to continue to prosper we needed to engage the younger crowd, so we added work that appealed to that segment of the population.” What
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Button Up

Meet the Merchant: Button Up of Delaware, Ohio

“Many of our customers are very interested in the American Made movement and are intentional about shopping locally. This is a frequent topic of conversation in our shop.” What inspired you to start your business? Kathleen and Dave Miller: A
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Recollections from The Inn

Meet the Merchant: Recollections from The Inn of Mentor, MN

“I have guests drive up to 90 miles to visit my shop several times a year because they know that every gift they buy is unique.” What inspired you to start your business? Nancy Thomasson: I open my first shop,
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Serendipity Handmade Gifts

Meet the Merchant: Serendipity Handmade Gifts of Kimmswick, MO

“Quality is very important to us. We choose individuals who focus on one product and make it really well. “ What inspired you to start your business? Nikki Hickman: I opened my handmade Children’s Business in 2008 called Bella Due.
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PM Gallery

Meet the Merchant:
PM Gallery of Columbus, OH

“Demand for handmade work has always been there for us. It has always been important to me—and to my customers—to know where the work comes from and who makes it. I include an artist’s card with every item purchased, which
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Meet the Merchant:
Pottery Road Studio and Gallery of Seagrove, NC

“The fact that we are working craftsmen is a big plus for us as gallery owners. We are doing what we love, and being able to purchase beautiful artwork to fill up the gallery is a dream come true.” What
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Meet the Merchant Crescent Moon

Meet the Merchant:
Crescent Moon of Wilmington, NC

“I am the chief cook and bottle washer so I know our seasonal trends, and I am here every day but two Sundays per month assisting customers and building relationships that have lasted.” What’s the first thing someone would notice
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Quirks of Art

Meet the Merchant:
Quirks of Art of Williamsburg, VA

“We wear tutus and feather boas to work. We don’t have a single white wall in our store. For 17 years, we have bought & sold unique items handmade in AMERICA. We give back to our community. We do what’s
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Meet the Merchant Living Eden

Meet the Merchant:
Living Eden of Red Hook, NY

“We were inspired by the idea that if we help people, animals, and the environment on varying levels that we could not fail. By offering USA-made goods we are helping everyday Americans. We find that American Made products are often
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Artisans Gallery

Meet the Merchant:
Artisans Gallery of Santa Cruz, CA

“Shop Local has a big movement in our town. The desire for American-made products is beginning to catch on.” What inspired you to start your business? Linnaea Holgers James: The previous owners took over the business after the 1989 earthquake
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