Aerimus is a premier t-shirt design company founded in 2006, with the vision to provide classic style and premium quality blends for an affordable price. They strive to live and work by the moto “Live and Live Hard.” Life is a gift and having fun shouldn’t be such a commodity. Aerimus wants you to live and live hard in their clothes. They are passionate about comfort, combining their savvy street style with the class and distinction of the highest end fabrics, fits, and designs. Since its inception, Aerimus has committed to supporting world charitable organizations with a portion of every sale dedicated to “changing the world” and “changing perceptions.”
Astrid Clarici began creating tutus and matching headbands when her daughter was a few years old. Astrid created her first tutu on a dare, by her brother, who believed she would not be able to make one. Little did he know that a few years later, her basement would be full of various tulle, ribbon, flowers and embellishments because she enjoyed making these special tutus for little princesses and it allows her the opportunity to express her creativity. Astrid’s tutus can be made in almost any color combination and can be custom ordered with a particular them in mind. Last year, Astrid’s tutus were sold during the Brandywine Ballet’s, Nutcracker show and were made to specifically match the four main characters.
Astrid has been asked to make tutus for pets and dolls and enjoys all of the creative uses for her tutus. Made with multiple layers of tulle for extra fullness and embellished with ribbons and a matching headband, Cutie Tuties are sure to be a hit with any little girl.
The Artist Jay
Making fun and funky jewelry since 2001.
Jay Schiavone, a Greensboro, NC native, works with a collaboration of artistic minds and hands making fun and funky art from the recycle bin. He grew up restoring exotic cars with his father. He taught Jay how to make wonderful things and turn old to new again. His mother is an artist that is a wonderful painter and gave him the talent to imagine and see the designs he now creates.
His jewelry is made from light aluminum, brass, and other materials. Have fun with it and remember, “we all have the power to take care of the world.”
Arden and James
Although she was trained in Industrial Design, it took Briana Brant ten years to return to her Art and Design roots. She first followed her passion for local and natural food, which took her to Boulder, Colorado. She worked at for a honey company and learned to make beeswax candles. After moving back to Chester County, she continued in food marketing, at Kimberton Whole Foods. With the birth of her son, James, in 2011, she allowed herself the time to work with her hands again.
Briana’s favorite materials are local beeswax, linen, plant dyes, vintage finds, and recycled fabrics. She uses these materials to create candles, soft toys, apothecary items, and bags. Her work embodies her values, as it is socially responsible and has minimal environmental impact. She feels that true sustainability can be found in well-crafted, meaningful items. She strives to create one of a kind, heirloom-quality pieces that have a story to tell.
Artisan From Tunisia. Beautiful Leather Purses and Wallets.
The Tunisian Artisan’s who created our beautiful purses and wallets were hand selected by Tammi and Hamdi from Unieke. Several times a year, Tammi and Hamdi travel to Tunisia for several weeks at a time. They visit local markets looking for unique, high-quality handcrafted items. Tammi’s keen eye for beautiful leather goods and Hamdi’s familiarity with the local language and culture enhance their purchasing expertise.
Each piece is skillfully made by hand by local Artisan’s and is “Free Trade.” Slight imperfections in the leather and color variations are part of the charm of “Artisan” made.
The Ellie Rose
Like many stories, Saunde Briggs started with a dream but like most dreams, Saunde’s did not happen overnight. There were cross country moves, corporate jobs and the long awaited birth of their daughter, Ellie Rose.
Now the time was right for Saunde to dust off her graduation present that she had received 12 years earlier from her parents – a sewing machine. Saunde began with the basic bib and burp cloths. Early on she incorporated gorgeous fabrics for the modern mom, and still seeks the most beautiful color combinations for all of her products.
The compliments and the orders started to flow. Friends, neighbors and family members used them for the own children and bought them as gifts. Saunde became a member of the local craft show circuit and learned a lot about the business. She branched out and acquired space in many upscale boutiques along the East Coast.
Saunde continues to perfect her skill by taking advanced sewing classes, workshops and research. She stitches for durability and has even placed an absorbency layer in the middle of her bibs and uses a high quality chenille for backing. Saunde creates beautiful little girl dresses, little boy ties, bibs, burp clothes and a variety of other accessories.
dop dop design
Handmade boutique and limited edition aprons, totes, and accessories for women and children.
All dop dop design products are created using designer, vintage and/or repurposed materials. Dop dop designs aims to create and design products that will make you pretty when you’re downright messy.
The Artisan uses only premium designer fabrics that will stand the test of time, vintage linens and repurposed materials that have proven their worth. Aprons are their specialty. Dop dop designs aims to bring you quality products that are esthetically pleasing, comfortable, practical and fun. Messy never looked so chic.
SilverStone Jewels are handmade by Lee Sagula. She is encouraged and supported by her husband, Brian. Lee has always had an interest in gemstones and their healing qualities as well as jewelry. She was hooked and knew she wanted to make jewelry after she made her very first necklace!
The day after her very first jewelry class, a woman Lee had never met saw her work and offered to buy all 3 of the sterling silver pieces she made the night before! Later that day, a store clerk inquired about her recently-made necklace and asked Lee to make her a necklace. This continued to happen to Lee when she wore her jewelry. It was destiny that she would start making and selling jewelry!
All of the Artisan’s hand-formed pendants and earrings (including all wire used to attach our stones) are made with Argentium Sterling Silver, a tarnish-resistant combination of Silver and Germanium. Round discs, hearts and chains are .925 Sterling Silver, a combination of Silver and Copper. They also use gemstones, shells, beads and sea glass in their jewelry.
Maple Leaf At Home
The Artisan’s cutting boards are made of 100% Premium Hard Maple Wood. Some variation and wood grain is part of the beauty of nature and is not considered a flaw. Each board has been sealed with butcher block oil.
Maple Leaf at Home offers high-quality cutting boards which come in various shapes and sizes with finger groove handles or rustic, hand-forged iron handles.
All boards are made with premium quality hard maple wood and make a great portable cutting work surface or an elegant serving tray. The strips of maple are color graded and matched before cutting and routing of the cutting board.
Each board comes with rubber feet for a secure grip and has been sealed with butcher block oil to ensure long-lasting durability.
Himalayan Trading Post
Himalayan Trading Post wooden containers are 100% handmade. Hand hewn out of solid pieces of mango wood by cottage industry artisans. Mango wood is an eco friendly fast growing wood that polishes to a beautiful grain. Indigenous to south Asia, it is raised in orchards as a crop.
The wooden containers used in the candle trays and bowls are imported directly from a small town in northern India renowned for its wooden hand carved products. On a clear day one can see the mighty Himalayas rising in the distance in a purple haze.
Although the seasoning and cutting of the wood is done in a central location, many of these pieces are made in the artisan’s home as they are chiseled out by hand without the aid of power tools or mechanized equipment. This cottage industry workmanship is central to the economy of this small wood working town.
Himalayan Trading Post candles use soy wax made from American grown soy beans. Soy wax tends to burn cleaner and for a longer time than traditional paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is petroleum based where as soy wax is a natural more eco friendly choice. By buying a soy wax candle you are supporting the American farmer and his soy bean crop..so yes you can feel good about that! Soy wax is also bio degradable, and cleans up with soap and water.
Shea has been making jewelry since the age of nine. While traveling with his parents in Arizona, Shea met a woman who made unique jewelry and he expressed an interest in learning. The Artisan started showing Shea how she made some of her pieces and two hours later he left with some basic jewelry making techniques and a new enthusiasm for this newly discovered artform .
Over the next seven years while traveling overseas Shea began to expand his basic jewelry techniques. Stringing some very unique beads and seeds he had found in the Amazon and incorporated hand forged wire such as copper and aluminum, Shea won a pair of awards through Fire Mountain Gems for necklaces. He continued to refine his talents and experiment with new techniques.
Shea studied as a foreign exchange student in Ecuador before he moved with his family to Colorado, which is where he now lives. He just completed his first year of college and is backpacking Alaska for the summer!