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! .
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!
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.
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!
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!