Today we're celebrating our neighbors (it is the Fourth after all) and featuring a few beautiful handmade things from the USA. From beautiful leathergoods to fun beach toys, here's a few quality makers based out of the U.S.
1. Wenning & Co.
Starting with these stunning leathergoods from Wenning and Co. because first off, I love the color and secondly, the minimalist look of them. Aren't they gorgeous? Each of Wenning & Co.'s products is crafted by hand using natural vegetable tanned leather and stitched with wax nylon thread. They are based in Roanoke, IN, United States
2. fruitsuper design
fruitsuper design is a Seattle-based studio that is one-part design consultancy, one-part product development, and three parts "serious-fun." We love their summer-themed products featuring a roll-up double-sided (and water resistent) picnic blanket, super fun silicone (stretch to fit) rings and a fresh take on a Scandinavian outdoor lawn game, King's Game.
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Inspired by summer's muted beach colors and sunsets, Hettle's hand dyed linen cushions, and gauzy scarves are interpreted through the colors created with fiber reactive dyes, water based paints and screens. Hettle is loacted in New Haven, CT.
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4. Fail Jewelry
Each piece of Fail Jewelry's collection is delicately handcrafted in sterling silver and 14K gold-fill in Christine Fail's Austin, Texas studio. Christine employs classic metalsmithing techniques such as hand forging to form and shape delicate wire. Forging gives wire strength, resiliency, and a soft organic texture that allows the hand of the artist to be present in each piece. Fail jewelry is intentionally lightweight, fluid, and wearable.
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5. Jill Bent
Jill Bent designs and sews beautiful bags, pillows and scarves from her studio in Cambridge, MA. She uses vintage and all natural materials in her work creating a traditional, yet modern vibe.
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6. Madeline Trait
Madeline Trait is purveyor of good design. Her company is a multi disciplinary design studio involved in design projects such as interior design, event design, illustration and product design. The Shoppe is a store where she has created unique products to decorate your life celebrations that are inspired by nature and flowers. Based in San Francisco.
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7. Sunday Blossoms
Sunday Blossoms is a place for nostalgic romantics. We love her classic book decorated covers, floral-inspired pillows and beautifully scented soy candles. Sunday Blossoms is located in Takoma Park, Maryland.
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8. Blackbird Letterpress
Blackbird Letterpress is one of our favorite letterpresses out of the U.S. Kathryn Hunter makes unique and adorable stationery, animal cards, handmade notebooks, and other ephemera. Based in Baton Rouge, Louisianna.
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All of the shops mentioned here are participating in Poppytalk Handmade this month.