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STORY BY JULIA PARTAIN

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n today’s world of Amazon, Etsy and Ebay, many entrepreneurs are highly focused on promoting and marketing their products online. However, consumers often want the tactile experience offered at traditional brickand-mortar shops, like Salt & Honey (111 S. Rio Grande, saltandhoneymarket.com). Here they have the ability to see, touch, smell and feel products and take items home right away. Salt & Honey offers a unique space for designers, artists, crafters, food experts and vintage collectors a space to sell their independently produced goods. Co-founders and siblings Ashley Collett and John Smith’s goal is to help other creative professionals establish their own successful local businesses — not only with a physical location to showcase 10

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outdoor enthusiast to get back into nature. An added bonus: they their products, but as well as proudly contribute a portion of offering them essential tools and their sales to different causes that skills to gain a larger audience and benefit the world around us. stronger brand recognition. Made Walking into the store is a feast Sarah Burroughs, owner of for the senses. Between the Made (choosemade.com), does abundance of adult and children more than just design handbags apparel and jewelry to artwork and clutches. Burroughs works and home decor, this oasis has the with local refugee employment perfect gift for anyone on your services to identify and employ list. local refugees to help manufacture the products. Made provides Here are some of our favorites. simple and practical designs using 100% leather and authentic Manai Design textiles from around the world. Manai (pronounced /man•aī/) Shop the current Made line is Southern Paiute meaning to of African mudcloth totes and move about or wander. At Manai saffron colored leather envelope Design Co. (manaidesign.co), purses and provide a local Afghan owners Aaron Roth and Andy woman with a job. Dutton throw their passion for nature and the outdoors into Hum Stitchery designing and manually printing Named after the sound of t-shirts, sweatshirts and other a sewing machine, Hum everyday items to remind us to Stitchery’s (humstitchery.com) keep moving and get outside. vintage inspired clothes are made Their signature BeaUTAHful for your kids to have fun and design is sure to inspire any play hard in while still looking

adorable. Nicole Choules-Paul, who designs for and owns Hum Stitchery and is a partner at Salt & Honey, chooses colorful fabrics to create her signature dresses (check out the Clara Removable Bib Skirt), rompers, tops and accessories. This spring, make Hum Stitchery part of your wardrobe. You won’t be disappointed. Half Pint Studio Local graphic designers and printmakers Allison CornuBitzer and Sky Bitzer created Half Pint Studio (halfpint. studio) to showcase their custom handcrafted letterpress paper goods. Everything this husband and wife team creates is printed on their 1956 Asbern letterpress, hand stamped or hand cut, creating one-of-a-kind greeting cards, stationary, wedding invitations and prints. Each witty product is artfully printed on 100% cotton paper. This may be the first time you want to frame your birthday card! I spring / summer 2019

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Downtown Magazine - Spring/Summer 2019  

Downtown Magazine - Spring/Summer 2019  

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