Meet the Makers of Minny & Paul
Louisa Podlich, founder of A MANO, which means ‘by hand,’ hand makes each and every one of her pieces of small decorative functional pottery. As a one-woman show, Louisa lets no detail go unnoticed and we love everything that comes out of her studio.
Nationally recognized for producing single source honey. With a variety of sizes and flavors like Buckwheat, Alfalfa, Locust Dandelion, Dutch Clover and more, there’s a type for everyone. Each jar notes the location, hive number, and source of each and every jar, so you know exactly where your honey comes from.
Back in 1979 in Kellogg, MN Tom and Carol Bouquet loved making caramels out of their home and realized people couldn’t get enough of them. Their caramels are slow-cooked in large copper kettles, ensuring that every batch is buttery and delicious. So delicious in fact that they landed on Oprah’s favorite things in 2014.
Owned by twin sisters Ashley and Jamie, Arlee Park is a curated vintage shop that offers nostalgic, modern home goods, a collection of handpicked clothing, jewelry and handmade brass pieces. Their mission is to show how vintage can coexist with modern elements in an array of spaces.
Found in M&P: Good Vibes // Hand Hammered Brass Dish
Founder Hannah Follis is a chemist by trade and wanted to create a beauty line of vegan and cruelty free products made in small batches, handcrafted in their own laboratory. Their high-quality luxurious products are made with only the finest ingredients so you can trust them on your body.
Found in M&P: Dapper // Solid Cologne
Ashley Mary’s work isn’t restricted to one particular medium - this creative boss does it all. She paints, illustrates, designs and has recently been dabbling with fabric design. Her style is known for its vibrant colors, balance of abstract shapes, and overall positivity. We share a studio space with Ashley in the Northrup King Building so we get to stare at her beautiful artwork all day long!
Husband and wife team, Dustin and Grace, founded Bare Honey out of their love for good food and the great outdoors. Not only are they whipping up tasty local honey but they also use their company to raise money for the needs of other local bee farmers.
Found in: Tea & Honey // Mini Raw Wildflower Honey
BRYD & BELLE
bryd & belle is a fully equipped design studio and manufactory specializing in cut and sew designs with a modern aesthetic. We teamed up with them to create our signature “binny” to package our locally curated gifts. Each binny that comes out of their Minneapolis studio reflects the belief that “service is paramount, work is good, and small is awesome.”
Founded in 2013, Cait Courneya has built an illustration portfolio that reflects her love of color and minimal design. Her products range from scarves to throw towels and reflect Cait’s belief that art and life can be combined seamlessly to enhance and enrich daily life.
Found in M&P: BFF, Cards // Neck Scarf, Bear card
Cosmic Cacao began with a vision to create a chocolate that not only tastes great, but feels great. Each bar is handcrafted in Minneapolis using local raw honey, fair trade and organic ingredients, and full of antioxidants. This chocolate is good for the consumer, the grower, and the earth!
Cry Baby Craig’s
You can thank a happy accident for this addicting sauce. Former local chef, Craig Kaiser, was sent the wrong peppers so he decided to pickle them and pop them in the fridge. A month later it came time to make a family meal for the staff so he tossed the peppers in a blender and added a few secret ingredients. When the staff went through half a gallon in a week, Craig knew he had something special.
Found in M&P: Treat // Hot Sauce
Finley’s Barkery is a premium pet brand committed to elevating pets and people. Their dog treats are made with all-natural ingredients like peanut butter, coconut, pumpkin and blueberry. No additives and nothing that you can’t pronounce so you know exactly what your pup is getting. Their business also provides work experience to people with disabilities and donates 50% of all profits to their non-profit partners across the country.
Found in M&P: Woof x Lucy & Co. // Dog Treats
Located in the Crocus Hill neighborhood of St. Paul, this artisan food and gift shop has an assortment of chocolates, spreads, dips, spices, snacks, and even a line of all their own signature products.
Found in M&P: Rustic // Cranberry Wild Rice
A fortuitous journey to an adventurous Costa Rican terrain led the Poling brothers to discover ingredients and a mindset where slowing down to enjoy life’s simple pleasures takes priority. Thus, HONOUR skin, shave and coffee essentials were born—for all to share and enjoy.
Found in M&P: Dapper // Skin Essentials Pack
HOWARD SOAP CO.
Kathrine Howard, owner and founder of Howard Soap Co. started making soaps in 2008. She was determined to provide high quality, safe ingredients to her young kiddos and as she shared her products with friends the demand grew and she expanded her line into lotions, bath salts and candles.
Illume is headquartered and pours their candles right here in Minnesota. Their subtle scents are perfect for relaxation. Illume likes to follow their curiosity and push the envelope so you will never find traditional scents like french vanilla in their collection.
Isadore Nut Co
Founder Tasya Kelen wanted to offer a delicious and healthy snack to family and friends. Her nuts are organic, gluten free, vegan and even soy and sugar free. Using only a touch of local maple syrup to add sweetness, these nuts are loaded with flavor and spices. We teamed up with Tasya to create our very own ‘Minny & Paul’ blend and we can’t get enough of it.
Found in M&P: Treat // Minny & Paul Nut Blend
Determined to develop a balm that was made from completely natural ingredients and give back to his community, Josh Neumann created Kind Lips, 100% natural lip balm that also gives 20% of their proceeds back to nonprofits supporting anti-bullying efforts.
Found in M&P: Kind // Lemon Vanilla Lip Balm
Kisa & Co.
Founded by Emily and Caglar Kisa, Kisa & Co. is inspired by the sensory experience of Turkey’s culture, art, and fashion. Their products combine the cultures of Turkey and Minnesota to make pieces that are truly unique, bold, and adventurous.
Found in M&P: Pamper // Turkish Towel
What started in their basement back in 1999 has become an iconic local brand here in Minnesota. Husband and wife Kent and Lee Begnaud are the founders of Leather Works Minnesota and they hand craft each and every product from their adorable shop in Lowertown, St. Paul.
Found in M&P: Rustic Crate // Leather Coasters
Lohtu, a Finnish word that encompasses a similar feeling as the Norwegian word hygge, was created to encourage a simple, easy life. Amanda Kelly, owner and potter of Lohtu, hand-throws all creations in Park Rapids, MN.
Found in M&P: Sunday Vibes // Ceramic Mug
Owned by designer Christina Fischer, Lottie Shoppe is the place to grab all things wedding vibes. From hair ties for your bachelorette party swag bags to pins that help in asking the MOH, Fischer’s modern and simple designs are the perfect addition to any part of your big day.
Lucky Bastard Co was founded by two brothers from a small town in Minnesota who grew up on a farm surrounded by natural and organic living. Their signature balm uses many of the same oils they grew up treating wounds with and uses all organic ingredients like beeswax, avocado oil and shea butter.
Found in M&P: Dapper // Gentleman’s Lip Balm
Lucy & Co.
Lucy & Co. was built on the idea that dogs are deserving. They are committed to beautiful, high quality goods as a reflection of the way we think of our dogs. With a large collection of whimsically designed dog bandannas, leashes, harnesses and more, you’re pup will always be styling in Lucy & Co. apparel.
Found in M&P: Woof x Lucy & Co. // Nora and Kennedy Dog Bandanas
After a decade working in the corporate beauty and fashion industry, Linda 'Lulu' Aldredge founded Lulu Organics, a small organic beauty company. Her goal is simple - craft simple, safe, healing products dedicated to the well-being of her customers.
Found in M&P: Lady Boss // Hair Powder
Founder Susan Brown has been working with honey for over 30 years with the mission of honoring nature’s purity and beauty through chocolate and was recently awarded a top 10 chocolatier in North America. Their classic honey bon-bon, which basically looks like a tiny work of art, is made with local honey harvested on rooftops in Minnesota and 100% pure chocolate.
Minnetonka Moccasins is a 4th generation family-run business dedicated to uncompromising craftsmanship using the finest quality materials. As a staple in American style and culture, Minnetonka Moccasins is committed to sustainable employment practices that ensure they’ll continue producing moccasins for generations to come.
Naturally Dyed Goods
Maker and owner, Mykala Micek uses all natural ingredients like hibiscus, avocado, matcha, marigold, madder root and more to hand dye her products. Her beautiful work has expanded to silk hair ties, soft organic scarves, scrunchies, lavender eye pillows, net totes and more. She's been featured in Vogue and MPLS St. Paul Magazine.
Found in M&P: Refresh x Wit & Delight // Silk Hair Ribbon
Tucked away between Longfellow and Seward, this letterpress studio has a sunny disposition with the phrase, "You and me, forever and ever" painted on their exterior wall. It all started when founder Catherine Polacek acquired a hundred-year-old Chandler & Prince platen press that inspired her to create custom and everyday fine printed stationery for any occasion.
Found in M&P: Cards // Hey Pal
Pure + Good
Pure + Good was born out of a Mother/Daughter search for a gentle and effective natural shampoo options. After working with a local chemist for over a year, Pure + Good launched a collection of products free of chemicals, detergents, sulfates, fragrances, and all the other stuff you don’t want on your pets.
Found in M&P: Woof x Lucy & Co. // Waterless Dog Shampoo
Redcruiser is a collection of illustrated and hand-lettered stationery and gift products that celebrate what's in season. Founded by Designer Heidi Schweigert, Redcruiser uses 100% PCW paper printed locally in Minneapolis and assembled by hand in their studio.
Found in M&P: Cards // Black and White Feather, Breathe Peace Calm Relax
Established in 1877, Red Wing Stoneware is an iconic brand with a historic background. Located just an hour south of the Twin Cities, Red Wing Stoneware continues to produce high quality crocks, mugs, dishes, bowls, vases and so much more.
Found in M&P: Rustic Crate // Mini Crock
Samantha Longley Clay
Samantha Longley is a ceramic artist from the Minneapolis area. She specializes in wheel thrown porcelain which results in beautifully delicate mugs, bowls and plates. Her signature design gives a textured look with an organic shape and grooves that create an easy grip.
Found in M&P: Kind // Wonky Mug
Senn & Sons
Senn & Sons is a creative studio that is passionate about colorful, hand-drawn prints and patterns. Founder Kim Senn is inspired by the small details of family life with two young boys and captures that energy in all her products.
Found in M&P: Baby Bird // Wood Teether
This family-owned and operated business is based out of Waconia, MN and takes pride in each and every natural product they produce. Made from 100% pure essential oils - all ingredients are vegan, non-gmo, gluten-free and certified organic. Sunleaf donates 5% of profits to protect freshwater resources.
Found in M&P: Dapper // CedarMint Shampoo + Body Wash
Sweet Jules Gifts
Sweet Jules has been hand crafting caramels since 2009 after years of testing, family critiquing, and high expectations. Founded by sisters Jule Vranian and Hope Klocher, every candy is a piece of family history, full of real ingredients and no short cuts!
Terroir Chocolate is an international award-winning chocolatier inspired by the beauty, simplicity, and spirit of care of the French Alps. Each bar of chocolate is made in small batches at their family owned factory in Northern Minnesota. This is the type of chocolate you’ll want to savor slowly.
Robyn Frank launched Thumbs Cookies out of her apartment in Brooklyn, NYC in 2012 and moved the operation back home to MN in 2014. Her adorable mini cookies melt in your mouth and are seriously delicious. Be warned, they are addictive.
Found in M&P: Sweet Foodie Crate // Cookie Cube
Amanda Barthelemy, founder of Colored Organics, is a mama helping others make the switch to ethically sourced organic fashion. Not only can you feel good about dressing your kiddos in Colored Organic clothing, but they're pieces are also incredibly high quality and adorable too.
Founded in 2016 by local designer Griffin Overbye, True Hue prides itself on providing natural wellness products while also promoting the health of your mind and skin through laughter and overall joyfulness. All their products are ethically formulated, sourced, and produced, giving every customer a clean, sustainable, and invigorating experience.
Found in M&P: Home // Candle
Founders Andrew & Hanna Vomhof design and create products in lumber and textile in their shop in St. Louis Park. Inspired by vintage finds, flea markets and classic roadside garage sales, WAAM creates simple utilitarian objects that play an important role in everyday life but are often overlooked.
Found in M&P: Treat // Minnesota Wooden Magnet
Wild Perla was born out of founder Maggie’s deep love of making and creating. Despite any formal training in illustration, Maggie always dreamed of starting a line of printed goods. Her works are inspired by Minnesota’s rich Scandinavian culture and prairie life.
Found in M&P: Home // Tea Towel, Recipe Cards
Shop Wit & Delight
Founded by local lifestyle blogger and artist Kate Arends, Wit & Delight creates products designed for a life well lived. Her products are as beautiful as they are functional. With a massive following on Pinterest and Instagram, Kate inspires through her writing, fashion, illustration, home decor and design.
Woodchuck was founded with a simple mission of putting nature back into people’s lives by creating beautiful real wood products. With every product sold, Woodchuck plants a tree in an effort to make the world better for future generations!
By harnessing the potency of bee-created ingredients straight from the hive, Worker B has crafted the very best of what nature, and the bees, have to offer. Featured in some impressive press like Oprah Magazine, the LA Times, InStyle and Huffpost to name a few, Worker B is on a mission to share the power of bees.
OLD MILL candles
Sourced from the family’s 4th generation organically managed farm in Minnesota, their beeswax is 100% pure without artificial colors or fragrance. Did you know beeswax candles burn significantly longer (and cleaner) than standard paraffin candles?
Found in M&P: Natural Mama Crate // Beeswax Pillar
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