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Why Shop Handmade: Adrienne Baker-Sieffert and Eunice Charles

Why Shop Handmade: Adrienne Baker-Sieffert and Eunice Charles

This series focuses on why our members shop handmade. The intent is to help give reasons to friends, family and fellow makers for why shopping handmade is so important, especially during the holiday season. I hope you will share and enjoy! .

Why Shop Handmade: Sarah Mandell and Susan Kelley

Why Shop Handmade: Sarah Mandell and Susan Kelley

This series focuses on why our members shop handmade. The intent is to help give reasons to friends, family and fellow makers for why shopping handmade is so important, especially during the holiday season. I hope you will share and enjoy! 

Why Shop Handmade: Wendy Vitzthum and Lana Tarpinian

Why Shop Handmade: Wendy Vitzthum and Lana Tarpinian

This series focuses on why our members shop handmade. The intent is to help give reasons to friends, family and fellow makers for why shopping handmade is so important, especially during the holiday season. I hope you will share and enjoy! 

Why Shop Handmade: Marly Surena-Llorens and Ashley Gries

Why Shop Handmade: Marly Surena-Llorens and Ashley Gries

This series focuses on why our members shop handmade. The intent is to help give reasons to friends, family and fellow makers for why shopping handmade is so important, especially during the holiday season. I hope you will share and enjoy!

WHY SHOP Handmade: Erin Hall and Wendy Vitzthum

WHY SHOP Handmade: Erin Hall and Wendy Vitzthum

This series focuses on why our members shop handmade. The intent is to help give reasons to friends, family and fellow makers for why shopping handmade is so important, especially during the holiday season. I hope you will share and enjoy!

AHAS Member Black Friday and Holiday Promotions 2016

AHAS Member Black Friday and Holiday Promotions 2016

Sick of the big-box hype on Black Friday weekend? After Thanksgiving, skip the malls and shop from people that are impacted by every single order! We've assembled deals our members our offering...feel free to add your own in the comments and send this link on to friends and family look to shop from artisans. We think it's important we all promote shopping handmade together!

Why Shop Handmade: Holly Marsh of MarshMueller and Alexandra Andrade

Why Shop Handmade: Holly Marsh of MarshMueller and Alexandra Andrade

This series focuses on why our members shop handmade. The intent is to help give reasons to friends, family and fellow makers for why shopping handmade is so important, especially during the holiday season. I hope you will share and enjoy!

Why Shop Local- The Craft of Giving

Why Shop Local- The Craft of Giving

Today's post comes from Isaac Watson. He is a Portland-based community organizer, event planner, and founder of Maker’s Nation—a nonprofit providing business education and support for the maker community, and a strategic programming partner with AHAS. He’s passionate about finding your people, building lasting relationships, and thinking about the big picture for your small business. He also designs and produces world-class conference and community experiences for small business champions including author Chris Guillebeau and business strategist Tara Gentile.

A Retailer Shares their Perspective: Take Heart Boutique

A Retailer Shares their Perspective: Take Heart Boutique

Ever want to peek inside the mind of a retailer? We are bringing you an interview today with Austin's very own super stylish and handmade-supporting boutique Take Heart! Proprietress Nina Gordon has curated a thoughtful and intentional shop that many makers are eager to get into. How can you impress her and shops like hers? Read on!

Passionate Retail with the Sisters of Belle's Nest

Passionate Retail with the Sisters of Belle's Nest

The realities for retail will suck the life out of a business if there isn't any passion behind it. Luckily, LA-area shop Belle's Nest has plenty of that with two energetic sisters running it. #ahasmembers Gloria and Elena's store features a selection of artisan and local made items, which they know a fair amount about too as makers themselves. Read on for their retail adventure!