Hearth and Harrow

5th Generation Maine Dairy Farmer

How I got my start.
I began Hearth and Harrow on one corner of my kitchen table after the birth of my second child. What began as a hobby selling organic textiles at small farm stands has become a thriving business, and I still design and hand-print each one (often at my kitchen table)!

What makes my products unique.
I specialize in designing and hand-printing organic, nature-inspired textile home goods. I am especially proud of my pillows. The materials for my pillows are grown and sewn entirely in the United States, supporting American workers and offering a product with a low carbon footprint.

Why I love what I do.
I have been a maker, dreamer, and artist my whole life and I am also able to work from home to the sound of my children’s laughter. Maybe the best part of all, though, is that I feel I’m contributing to a healthier planet by offering organic and safe home goods that my customers can feel good using.

Casey
Maine, USA

Hearth and Harrow


Adorn512

Adorn512

Locally made in Dana’s Chicago Studio

How I got my start.
As an L&D nurse, launching a jewelry brand was a far cry from my previous experience, yet I felt driven to move into a more creative space. Merging my ambition with my love for delicate everyday jewelry, I launched with an assortment of handmade pieces that were equal parts timeless and modern.

What makes my products unique.
Each piece is locally made in my studio boutique in Chicago and is the result of ongoing inspiration, leading to an ever-evolving product line that is always relevant in today’s market. Today, equipped with a small group of loyal employees, ADORN512 is blossoming.

Why I love what I do.
I love what I do for many reasons. My job gives me the flexibility to take my kids to school and be here for them when they need me. I create pieces that make a difference through my Morse code jewelry and I get to give back to the community.

Dana
Illinois, USA



Sheep Farm Felt

100% Wool Felt Ball Garlands

How I got my start.
I grew up on a sheep farm where we used our animals’ wool fiber to make artwork and crafts. After I had children, I wanted a creative outlet I could delve into after they went to sleep. This seemed like the perfect project for my three passions to coincide: color, wool, and connecting with people.

What makes my products unique.
I work hard to find the most popular and trendy color combinations. When the business outgrew our sheep’s fiber harvest, we were able to partner with a team from Nepal to help make our felt balls. I love that I get to support other women makers who are paid a fair wage for their amazing work.

Why I love what I do.
I feel so blessed that I get use my expertise as an artist and experience as a shepherdess to make a quality product that adds color and a natural element to a space. I love that a garland from Sheep Farm Felt can be a part of someone else’s story.

Megan
New Jersey, USA

Sheep Farm Felt
Sarah Bak Pottery

Sarah Bak Pottery

Pottery to Perk Up Your Table

How I got my start.
With a mom who collected pottery from every state we visited, my love for clay started at a young age. I went on in college to get a BFA degree, concentrating on ceramics. After many years supporting other artists working for art based retail and non-profits, I am now a full time potter.

What makes my products unique.
I like to call my pots “Pottery to Perk Up Your Table” because they are items that bring a little something extra to your everyday routine. Each one is handmade and no two are exactly alike. They are designed as collections to add to over the years.

Why I love what I do.
Not only is making the work satisfying, but also interacting with customers. Hearing the stories about how they are using each item, or why a particular pattern has personal meaning to them is so rewarding.

Sarah Bak Pottery
Washington, USA


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Handmade Soap from the Best-Smelling Barn in Michigan

How we got our start.
I first learned soap making over a wood burning stove in a log cabin north of Toronto. We gave the first batch away as favors at our wedding. It was so popular that we decided to keep making it. We figured it would be a fun hobby but our products took off. Now it’s full time and takes a team of 5!

What makes our products unique.
Our products are essential oil versions of daily necessities, they are both beautiful AND useful. We make everything by hand in small batches. Our core philosophy is that of Mother Teresa “We can do no great things, only small things with great love” so we make small things…with Great Love.

Why we love what we do.
Using your hands to create a great big pile of useful beautiful yummy smelling soaps is so satisfying. We love handwriting the gift notes that our customers compose for atop the spa boxes. These notes fill us with delight at being a small part of the love and friendship between two souls.

Holly and Justin
Michigan, USA

Little Flower Soap Co