Our Makers

We source from over 100 makers and small batch brands and are honored to get to share their products and stories with others. From artists in our own building to makers on the coasts, we cultivate partnerships with small businesses who share our appreciation for quality and craft. Learn more about their journeys or suggest a new partner you’d love to see featured in our gifts.

A Mano

A Mano

Minneapolis, MN

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.

Aged & Infused

Aged & Infused

Chicago, IL

Cofounders, spouses, and mixologists, Jess and John, started their business by chance after experimenting with infused whiskey as a holiday gift. Years later, they’ve continued to add new creations thanks to their passion for happy hour. They believe this time is precious and more than just about enjoying a beverage. It’s a chance to connect, converse, experiment, and soak in the company of your favorite people.

Anellabees

Anellabees

Fort Collins, CO

Anellabees Honey Candies began as a mother-daughter passion project in 2017, when Danielle and her daughter, Anella, began testing hard candy recipes in their kitchen using an old confectionary press from the 1880s and honey from their family's farm in the foothills of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. The goal was simple: create a honey-based candy that everyone in the family would love, free of the unnecessary ingredients found in most confections.

Annie B's

Annie B's

Mahtomedi, MN

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.

Ashley Mary Art

Ashley Mary Art

Minneapolis, MN

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!

Avec

Avec

Brooklyn, NY

Founders Dee Charlemagne and Alex Doman understand the desire to lead a fun and healthy lifestyle, which is why they set out to bring modernized mixers to social butterflies everywhere. As a member of 1% for the Planet, Avec drinks are healthier for your body and the planet alike, with less sugar and natural ingredients paired with recycled cans and tighter supply chains.

Bamboo Switch

Bamboo Switch

White Bear Lake, MN

Bamboo Switch is an eco lifestyle brand founded by Jordan and Alex Akens that encourages people to “make the switch” to a zero-waste life. Their products are thoughtfully designed for utility and beauty. They believe that every eco journey starts small and grows, and aren't aiming to preach or shame but to educate and share. They also donate 5% of their profits to Sea Shepherd, an organization that protects marine waters and wildlife.

Banner Road Baking

Banner Road Baking

Earth City, MO

Chef Anne Croy founded Banner Road Baking Co. to delve into her obsession with granola. Having grown up spending summers on her family farm in central Oklahoma, she was able to observe first-hand the labor of love that is bringing food to market and table. With a commitment for quality, she and her team create their products that promote health without skimping on flavor.

Bare Honey

Bare Honey

Minneapolis, MN

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.

Barsy's Almonds

Barsy's Almonds

Minneapolis, MN

Barsy’s Almonds is the delicious brainchild of Jason Hendrycks and Barbara Spenader, a couple of Minneapolis residents and friends. Tired of working in an office for someone else, they decided to make hickory-seasoned almonds as gifts for friends and relatives, and began selling them at local farmers markets after enthusiastic feedback. Years later, their creations are now carried by stores all over the Midwest. Though they have grown, Jason and Barbara continue to bake and season the almonds themselves in small batches. Though it is a slow and labor-intensive process, they think the results are worth it.

Bearclaw Kitchen

Bearclaw Kitchen

Los Angeles, CA

Founded by a pastry chef with a big appetite, Bearclaw Kitchen creates satisfying snacks for a full life. Sarah Lange's homespun recipes bring a touch of decadence with delicious flavors from roasted whole nuts, organic oats, wildflower honey, and other high-quality ingredients.

Benjamin Soap Co.

Benjamin Soap Co.

Austin, TX

Launched in Fall 2014 as a farmers market stand, Benjamin Soap Co. harnesses natural ingredients and sustainable methods to bring personal care products to the world. From their candles to their bath salts, every product is ethically and naturally created in their 100% green energy studio.

Big Heart Tea Co.

Big Heart Tea Co.

St. Louis, MO

Big Heart Tea Co. began in 2012 when founder, Lisa Govro, fell in love with the healing power of turmeric and began her search for the very best tea ingredients in the world. Nearly a decade later, she and her team continue to grow the brand, creating incredible blends from direct-sourcing partnerships with top organic farmers across the globe. As they’ve grown, they’ve stayed rooted in their values, including their commitment to be kind to our planet. All of their products are packaged in non-toxic and compostable materials, right down to their beautiful sachets, so you can feel good all around while enjoying a cup of their delightful tea.

Big Spoon Roasters

Big Spoon Roasters

Durham, NC

A lifelong peanut butter lover, co-founder Mark Overbay first tried making his own in 1999 while living in a rural farming community in Zimbabwe, where he was a Peace Corps Volunteer. After returning to the US, he used his experience in Africa as inspiration to start Big Spoon Roasters with the aim to bring healthy, flavorful foods to others. Big Spoon sources ingredients only from trusted, transparent farms that share their belief: food matters and should be good for all those involved in producing it.

BLK & Bold

BLK & Bold

Des Moines, IA

Founders Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson created BLK & Bold with a desire to make purpose popular. The company pledges 5% of its profits to initiatives aligned to sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development, and eradicating youth homelessness. In doing so, BLK & Bold has turned a daily ritual, enjoying a cup of coffee & tea, into a means of giving back.

Bunches & Bunches

Bunches & Bunches

Portland, OR

Bunches & Bunches founder, Tamalpais "Pai" Roth-McCormick has had a lot of titles. Sous chef, caterer, creator - but the one that sticks out the most is "cookie maven." Leveraging her culinary training and love for treats, she pours her heart into her recipes to help others savor life and live deliciously.

Burnt Sugar Confectionery

Burnt Sugar Confectionery

Long Lake, MN

Founder Melinda Norman has always had a passion for creating sweets with a touch of whimsy. During her years as a pastry chef, she took great joy in experimenting with new flavors and techniques. However as much as she loves to innovate with the new, she also pays tribute to the past. Bringing back old world recipes and sharing them with others is an important part of Burnt Sugars' mission.

Byrd & Belle

Byrd & Belle

Minneapolis, MN

byrd & 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.”

Chicago French Press

Chicago French Press

Chicago, IL

Founded by a former Wall Street analyst turned coffee connoisseur, Kris Christian, Chicago French Press is a coffee destination aimed to connect java drinkers to quality, healthier coffee options. Freshly roasted in the Windy City, CFP delivers premium fair-trade, non-GMO coffee while also supporting various philanthropic efforts. With their “grinding for a cause” program, CFP donates 5% from each bag sold to various 501(c)3 organizations across the country, so you can sip and support at the same time.

Coconut Whisk

Coconut Whisk

Minneapolis, MN

Coconut Whisk started in 2018 in founder Bella (Nhi) Lam's college apartment. After experiencing the benefits of a vegan and gluten-free diet, she and her partner, Myles Olson, wanted to bring tasty indulgences to busy families. Though they've grown tremendously, they stand by their dedication to easy-to-make recipes that are always dietitian-approved, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, non-GMO and made without preservatives or artificial ingredients.

Colored Organics

Colored Organics

Minneapolis, MN

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 their pieces are also high-quality and adorable too.

Crow & Moss

Crow & Moss

Petoskey, MI

Mike Davies understands humble begins for a business. After experiencing an overwhelming desire to learn how to make craft chocolate, he collected a range of equipment - including his wife's blow dryer - to help him get started. It turned out to be his calling. Years later, Crow & Moss produces artisan chocolate in 100-pound batches, creating bars that highlight the true-to-bean flavor notes.

Cry Baby Craig's

Cry Baby Craig's

Minneapolis, MN

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.

Curious Elixirs

Curious Elixirs

Marlboro, NY

Curious Elixirs began with the belief that non-alcoholic drinks should be unusually delicious, well-crafted, and good for bodies and souls, and they’ve seem to have struck a chord. People from all walks of life have joined their community - some sober and some who just drink less alcohol on a quest to live their best life. Whatever your reasoning, you will fall in love with the bold and adventurous flavors in their all-natural botanical elixirs.

Dashfire

Dashfire

St. Paul, MN

Dashfire cocktail blends, bitters, and liqueurs are handcrafted in small batches in St. Paul, Minnesota using premium ingredients. The force behind Dashfire, Lee Egbert, is driven by an unending curiosity coupled with an appetite for travel and a desire to learn all he can about the flavors and spices of different cultures.

Daughter of the Land

Daughter of the Land

Seattle, WA

Daughter of the Land was created in 2017 after an eye-opening experience in Chennai, India. Founder Ashley Spierer reflected on her own skincare routine and realized the products weren’t aligned with her values. She pledged to start a business that never compromises on customers or the planet, sourcing organic and fair-trade food grade ingredients, using eco-friendly packaging, and employing ethical business practices.

Deneen Pottery

Deneen Pottery

St. Paul, MN

A second generation family business in Saint Paul, MN best known for their medallion mugs serving thousands of business’ nationwide. Each item is handmade so no two pieces are exactly alike.

Dick & Jane Letterpress

Dick & Jane Letterpress

St. Paul, MN

Founded by husband and wife, Brian and Natalie Durk, Dick & Jane Letterpress Printing is a decade old print business crafting quality, affordable products in St. Paul, MN. From wedding invitations, to Spyhouse coffee bags, this family run business does it all.

Dick Taylor Chocolate

Dick Taylor Chocolate

Eureka, CA

Founders Adam and Dustin always loved to work with their hands and were drawn to chocolate making after seeing the level of artistry that goes into production. Using the finest cacao and traditional European techniques, all of their chocolate is carefully crafted from the bean in their small factory in Northern California.

Duluth Candy Co.

Duluth Candy Co.

Duluth, MN

With a retail location in the heart of historic downtown Duluth, owners Pat and Don Garofalo have spent the last decade delighting customers with handcrafted North Shore goodies. While they specialize in gourmet, homemade popcorn, their in-house chocolatier also whips up delicious truffles and fine chocolates.

Excelsior Candle Co.

Excelsior Candle Co.

St. Paul, MN

Excelsior Candle Co. was born of the belief that the right fragrance can make everyday moments feel extraordinary. All of their candles are batch made in Minnesota using renewable, biodegradable soy wax, natural essential oils and fragrance blends, recyclable and reusable containers, and lead-free wicks.

Essence One

Essence One

Minneapolis, MN

Lauren VanScoy founded Essence One to bring awareness to mental health and wellness through the creation of all-natural aromatherapy products. Her passion and dedication to natural products began after being caught off-guard by anxiety and depression in her mid-thirties. Lauren’s search for help led to her interest and eventual certification in aromatherapy, and she began formulating all-natural products for stress relief. Today, she continues to honor her past by partnering with Bring Change to Mind, a national organization working to end the stigma and discrimination around mental illness by helping students start mental health clubs.

Fatty Sundays

Fatty Sundays

Brooklyn, NY

Sisters and New York-natives, Ali and Lauren Borowick, launched Fatty Sundays to bring their family's chocolate-covered pretzels to the world. What started with some sprinkles in their mom's kitchen has grown into a booming family-run operation thanks to their seriously addicting flavors.

Finley's Barkery

Finley's Barkery

Eden Prairie, MN

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.

Folly Coffee

Folly Coffee

St. Louis Park, MN

Born in January 2018 out of an obsession for high-end specialty beans, Folly Coffee is an award-winning roaster that aims to make coffee everyone can enjoy. From connoisseurs to casual drinkers, they kick snobbery to the curb and invite all to enjoy their products.

Freak Flag Organics

Freak Flag Organics

Minneapolis, MN

Founder Fred Haberman created Freak Flag Organics because of his freakishly deep love for people who are defined by creativity and self-expression. And one of his favorite ways to express himself is through good food: food that’s good to eat, good for the body, and good for the planet. It’s why all of their products are GMO-free, densely packed with flavor, and certified USDA organic.

Golden Fig Fine Foods

Golden Fig Fine Foods

St. Paul, MN

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.

Grey Ghost Bakery

Grey Ghost Bakery

Charleston, SC

Like the ghost tales of the Carolina Lowcountry, Grey Ghost Bakery’s legendary recipes were passed through their family for generations before being perfected by founder Katherine Frankstone. Their made-from-scratch cookies feature only the freshest, highest quality ingredients around and have earned recognition from the sofi Awards and Martha Stewart's American Made awards.

Hacienda San José

Hacienda San José

Minneapolis, MN

After 100 years of Ecuadorian cacao tradition, the 5th generation of this family-run business began to realize they should take their incredible cacao and create chocolate. Harvesting the best beans from their fields in Los Ríos, Ecuador, they offer exquisite taste with defined hints of nuttiness, vanilla, and cinnamon. As a UTZ and Rainforest Alliance certified business, they also practice social responsibility through two projects: Super Barato Market and PRODETI Foundation. These efforts help improve the standard of living for their workers and surrounding communities.

Hammond's Candies

Hammond's Candies

Denver, CO

The journey of Hammond's Candies began in 1913 when founder Carl T. Hammond, Sr. became a candy apprentice. Through years of hard work, technique practice, and recipe development, he finally branched out on his own in 1920. Nearly a century later, the business has changed ownership and expanded significantly, but continues to carry Carl's legacy and passion for quality confections.

Hive to Home Candle Co.

Hive to Home Candle Co.

Middleville, MI

Founded in 2018, Hive to Home Candle Co. is a woman-owned and operated business that aims to bring dessert-inspired fragrances and a bit of humor to your home. Using locally-sourced beeswax, glass containers, cotton wicks, organic coconut oil, and phthalate-free fragrances, their creations are planet-friendly and hand-poured with love (and maybe a few swear words).

Homestead Mills

Homestead Mills

Cook, MN

Homestead Mills is a multifaceted manufacturer of specialty flour and grain products, including their iconic line of Northern Lites pancake and waffle mixes. Using natural, whole grains, they operate with a simple mantra for quality: "don't put it in the bag unless you would serve it on your table.”

Honour Essentials

Honour Essentials

Minneapolis, MN

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.

InBooze

InBooze

Grand Rapids, MI

InBooze™ is owned by Ashleigh Evans, a mother of four and cocktail lover. In 2018, she wanted an easier (and healthier!) way for everyone to enjoy drinks at home. By infusing with simple fruits, spices and herbs, you know exactly what is in your cocktail.

Isadore Nut. Co

Isadore Nut. Co

Minneapolis, MN

Tasya Kelen drew inspiration from her health-nut grandfather, Isadore, to create a company as his namesake. Years later, she and her team continue to create premium snacks that check every box: nutritious, delectable, organic, gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, sugar-free. What a list right? Using only a touch of local maple syrup, they load their mixes with layers of spices for a punch of flavor with every bite.

Jammit Jam

Jammit Jam

Dallas, TX

Jammit Jam began as a love for cooking and experimenting in the kitchen and has since grown into an award-winning company thanks to the passion and drive of owner Stephanie Magilow. As a Texan to her core, she’s steadfast on using only the best ingredients - from seasonal fruit, to minimal pure cane sugar, spices, herbs, and libations. Her method of cooking allows multiple layers of flavors to shine through, so you can truly experience the uniqueness of her gourmet creations under both the Jammit Jam and Mockingbird Gourmet brand names.

jcoco chocolate

jcoco chocolate

Seattle, WA

In 2012, Jean Thompson created jcoco chocolate, a bold new chocolate brand under the Seattle Chocolate umbrella, with a focus on feeding hungry families at its core. Since then, with each jcoco purchase, they donate fresh servings of food to those in need through partnerships with food banks in Washington, California and New York. With the help of their partners and customers, they’ve donated almost 4 million servings to date, and are well on their way to their big goal of 10 million!

Juniper Ridge

Juniper Ridge

Oakland, CA

Founded by the late Hall Newbegin, Juniper Ridge is a wilderness-based home and body care company that creates its goods with the utmost sensitivity and respect for nature. Their team handles each step of production - from sustainable harvesting to formulation and infusion - to ensure the highest quality products are created without the harm to our planet. Juniper Ridge proudly donates 10% of their profits to conservation efforts.

Junita's Jar

Junita's Jar

Minneapolis, MN

Much more than a survivor of domestic abuse, Junita’s story is one of resilience and love. She found strength baking the recipes of her childhood, which led to a purpose filled business. A portion of Junita’s Jar profits is donated to support education and awareness initiatives dedicated to ending relationship violence, so when you buy these deliciously wholesome cookies, you become a part of our mission to help women live their best lives.

Justin Sutherland

Justin Sutherland

St. Paul, MN

Chef Justin Sutherland was born to cook and spent his childhood honing his culinary skills by learning family recipes from his mother and grandmother. After years of practice and classical training in French cuisine, he now owns and operates multiple award-winning restaurants around the Twin Cities, and has also received many professional accolades including winning Iron Chef America and Outstanding Chef from the 2019 Charlie Awards. Justin loves bringing contemporary Southern dishes to the Midwest, and is also deeply passionate about giving back to his community through his work with The North Stands and Hybrid Nation.

Kickbar

Kickbar

New York, NY

Kickbar founder Julianna Ward began her journey by driving a U-Haul across the country, without a job, to pursue her dreams in the Big Apple. As a New Yorker, entrepreneur, and new mom, she's no stranger to needing a kick of caffeine to get her through early morning wake-ups and late nights, but she realized a need for a no-fuss, on-the-go boost. After a year of testing and tinkering recipes in her kitchen, she finally perfected her proprietary coffee bean bars. Equivalent to a cup of coffee, these all-natural bars give you the energy and flavor you need without the added carbs or sugar.

Kika's Treats

Kika's Treats

San Francisco, CA

Kika’s Treats is an artisanal company based in Northern California that manufactures premium, pure chocolate-covered confections, using an array of alternative sweeteners. Founder Christina Arantes draws inspiration for her treats from her upbringing in Brazil and experiences working in a range of restaurants and bakeries in San Francisco. Her products are 100% natural using local ingredients so you can indulge without the guilt.

Kind Lips

Kind Lips

Minneapolis, MN

Determined to developed a balm that was made from completely natural ingredients and give back to his community, Josh Neuman created Kind Lips, 100% natural lip balm that also gives 20% of their proceeds back to non-profits.

Kisa & Co.

Kisa & Co.

Nisswa, MN

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.

Koselig Candle Co.

Koselig Candle Co.

White Bear Lake, MN

Co-founders Matt Kruger and Blake Anderson got into candle-making by chance and have been hand-pouring their incredible products ever since. What started as a pursuit to tap into their inner-craftsman turned into a mission to help others achieve “koselig” – a Norwegian concept that roughly translates to a cozy and calming environment. Matt and Blake believe that a quality candle can create an inviting space where people can enjoy each other’s company and the pleasures of life.

Leather Works MN

Leather Works MN

St. Paul, MN

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.

Lehmann Farms

Lehmann Farms

Lakeville, MN

In 1899 Mr. Albert Mouchnotte started growing mushrooms in the caves of St. Paul, above the Mississippi river. He grew the mushrooms and sold them to the finest restaurants in St. Paul. Today, Lehmann Farms offers the finest gourmet mushrooms, olives, garnishes and sauces.

Leonetti Confetti

Leonetti Confetti

Minneapolis, MN

Founder Kylee Leonetti has been cutting confetti for as long as she can remember. Using it as a staple in her photography packaging and on the table for every family celebration, she realized that she could take these tiny colorful creations and turn them into something far bigger. Leonetti Confetti now partners with Wayside Recovery Center to provide valuable employment experience, accountability, and some extra cash to help provide a bridge for women leaving addiction to cross into their new, sober lives. From the moment an order is placed, the positive impact on the lives of women is started, giving you even more reason to celebrate.

Lift Chocolates

Lift Chocolates

Boulder, CO

Lift is a veteran-owned, family business with a name that nods to owner and chocolatier Brandon Busch’s background as a heavy-lift helicopter pilot in the United States Marine Corps. After serving two combat tours, he set out to live up to the nickname given to him by his fellow servicemembers: The Candy Man. Brandon has always believed that chocolate is the most special food in the world, and set out to showcase it in delicious, delightful, and innovative ways.

Lucky Bastard Co.

Lucky Bastard Co.

Venice, CA

A small company out of Venice, CA, that makes natural products by hand for the most original, authentic, and adventurous gentlemen. Founded by two brothers originally from a small town in Minnesota, Lucky Bastard Co. was brought into this world as a concept for a project during undergrad while studying art & design. After a year of traveling the spark was re-lit. To date, every single tin and tube is still hand crafted, hand poured & hand labeled by the dudes who started it.

Lucy & Co.

Lucy & Co.

Minneapolis, MN

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 canine companions. With a large collection of whimsically-designed bandanas, leashes, harnesses and more, your pup will always be styling in Lucy & Co. apparel.

Lunar Lotus Design

Lunar Lotus Design

Minneapolis, MN

Owner Kallie VanOrsdol handmakes her sustainably-focused goods in Minneapolis. By designing stylish, eco-conscious products, she aims to help others reduce their waste and impact on the planet.

Mademoiselle Miel

Mademoiselle Miel

St. Paul, MN

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.

Maddy & Maize

Maddy & Maize

Minneapolis, MN

Each one of Maddy & Maize's batches of popcorn is made in small quantities in Minnesota to make sure that they can live up to the big little word "gourmet." Their aim is for each bite to taste as big as ten, and no matter the flavor, each bag is free of GMOs, gluten, dyes, and artificial ingredients.

Makabi & Sons

Makabi & Sons

Los Angeles, CA

Makabi & Sons was launched in Los Angeles in 2019 as a source for exploratory foodies to experience new flavors from all corners of the world. Founder Eiman Behmanesh loved checking out new restaurants around the city with his friends, particularly ethnic cuisines, and decided to channel his love for the desserts he discovered into a business. With a keen skill for concocting globally-inspired tastes, he continues to create his iconic shortbread cookies and infused honeys that are as delicious as they are beautiful.

Manhattan Toy

Manhattan Toy

Minneapolis, MN

Manhattan Toy Company was founded in 1978 by Francis Goldwyn. Featuring a unique style of intentionally under-stuffed plush toys, he achieved tremendous success selling them through Neiman Marcus, F.A.O. Schwartz, and the MoMA gift shops. Although he eventually sold the company, the new owners hold the same belief that we are deeply influenced by what we play with growing up, and seek to bring the highest-quality heritage toys to children everywhere.

Minnetonka Moccasins

Minnetonka Moccasins

Minneapolis, MN

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.

Moment

Moment

New York, NY

Moment was founded by Aisha Chottani and Faheem Kajee, two busy-bodies seeking to harness some of the power of meditation practice without the challenge. After researching hundreds of healthy ingredients from across the globe, they finally formulated the perfect drink that embodies the feeling of meditation. Not only will you feel good from the beverage, you can also feel good knowing they donate 1% of their sales to funding mindfulness programs in schools.

Mother Mother

Mother Mother

Los Angeles, CA

Owned and operated by a mother herself, this brand has all of the essentials to help along the birth journey. From pregnancy to postpartum care, their array of products help nurture mama and baby alike, using only eco-conscious and non-toxic ingredients and materials.

Naturally Dyed Goods

Naturally Dyed Goods

Stillwater, MN

Maker and owner, Mykala Micek uses all-natural ingredients like hibiscus, avocado, matcha, marigold, madder root and more to hand-dye her products. She’s expanded her product assortment to silk hair ties, soft organic scarves, scrunchies, lavender eye pillows, and net totes, and has been featured in Vogue and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

Nopalera Co.

Nopalera Co.

Brooklyn, NY

Nopalera was founded to elevate and celebrate Latinx culture. Leveraging the power of the native nopal cactus, their products are as sustainable as they are nourishing, using the highest quality ingredients that nature has to offer.

Old Mill Candles

Old Mill Candles

Barrett, MN

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?

Oliver Pluff & Co.

Oliver Pluff & Co.

Charleston, SC

Oliver Pluff is an all-american company founded by Air Force veteran, Darren Hartford. After serving for 28 years and experiencing different tea and coffee cultures across the globe, he set out to preserve the same tradition that spans American history. He and his team honor and preserve these cultural staples through their superior blends and educational resources.

Ommie

Ommie

Chanhassen, MN

After founder Claudia Fierro-Poppen discovered her oldest son was anaphylactic to nuts and tree nuts, she found a lack of snacks that were nutritious, delicious, and still safe for her kids. She started making Ommie bars from her home kitchen, then felt inspired to help other families have access to snacks made with simple ingredients and a whole lot of love.

Onyx Coffee Lab

Onyx Coffee Lab

Fayetteville, AR

Onyx Coffee Lab lives by their mantra to "never settle for good enough." In a world of mediocre coffee and weak ethics, they strive to bring the best beans to market with superior standards for sourcing, roasting, and transparency. This commitment is so ingrained in their culture that they even share pricing and trade data on each product page.

Paine Products

Paine Products

Auburn, ME

Family-owned since 1931, Paine Products makes all-natural balsam, pine and cedar incense from their Maine facility. Using balsam from local woodsmen, they ground and dry the branches, then press them into incense molds for a natural and nostalgic aroma.

Pholk Beauty

Pholk Beauty

Jersey City, NJ

After concocting her own skincare elixirs as she pursued her doctorate in London, Niambi Cacchioli launched Pholk Beauty in 2018 to carry on the nourishing rituals of her kin and make vegan, natural beauty products more accessible to people of color. Using locally-sourced ingredients and herbalist wisdom passed down through the generations, she continues to build her beauty mogul on the core principle that we should treat ourselves and our skin with kindness.

Potter's Crackers

Potter's Crackers

Madison, WI

One of our very first products across the Mississippi. Back in 2006, Peter Potter Weber and his mom Nancy Potter saw the specialty cheese industry in Wisconsin exploding with exceptional cheeses and no deserving cracker to accompany them. They combined their passion for good food to make a cracker that truly delivers the flavors of Wisconsin. Potters’ whole grain, handmade, crackers, crisps and oysters are produced with locally-sourced whole wheat flour, milk, and butter.

Pure + Good

Pure + Good

Shakopee, MN

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.

Q's Nuts

Q's Nuts

Boston, MA

Q’s Nuts is a family-owned and operated artisan nut company started in 2000 by husband and wife team, Beth and Brian “Q” Quinn. They continue to grow under the philosophy that high-quality ingredients, a love of good food and a passion for creating in the kitchen will produce some of the best tasting nut roasts around.

Rapha Farms

Rapha Farms

Rockford, MN

Mother-daughter duo, Karen and Sarah, seek to support others’ holistic wellness journeys with their natural products. A 4.5 acre homestead specializing in sustainably made goat milk goods, Rapha Farms products are both natural and nourishing.

Redcruiser

Redcruiser

Minneapolis, MN

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.

Righteous Felon

Righteous Felon

West Chester, PA

With one of the funniest origin stories out there, Righteous Felon started with a group of 11-year-old friends experimenting with homemade beef jerky and has since grown into one of the region’s fastest growing businesses thanks to their commitment to quality ingredients and unique recipes. From their branding to their flavors, each element is non-traditional and yet completely captivating.

Riley/Land Collection

Riley/Land Collection

Smyrna, TN

Born and raised on a small farm in rural Tennessee, founder Joseph Riley Land grew up "organic" way, far before it was a buzzword. After building a successful career with management roles at companies like Williams-Sonoma, Godiva, and Pollen Nation, Joseph decided to marry his experience with luxury lifestyle brands with his rustic childhood. He continues to grow his brand as an industry tastemaker, creating exquisite fine foods and homewares.

Roseline's Candles

Roseline's Candles

Minneapolis, MN

Founder Roseline Friedrich's journey began with an Airbnb stay in 2019. After choosing candlemaking as her local experience offered by the host, she realized how therapeutic and fun the process was. What started as a hobby has since manifested into a flourishing business thanks to her passion for creating, sustainable production model, and uncompromising ethics.

Safésha

Safésha

Crystal, Minnesota

Sylvia Andrews is a serial entrepreneur, proud mother, and founder of the Safésha company and product line. She first became interested in natural and green products over a decade ago, and quickly realized that there were no natural, moisturizing hand sanitizers available. After years of research and product development, she launched her creation and is fiercely proud of having turned her dream into a tangible product that she can share with others.

Sameh Wadi

Sameh Wadi

Minneapolis, MN

Sameh Wadi is chef and co-owner of two Minnesota restaurants, World Street Kitchen and Grand Catch. An Iron Chef contestant, Sameh was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation "Best Chef " and "Rising Star" awards. He is also uses his culinary genius to create delicious recipes found in cookbooks like The New Mediterranean Table.

Seattle Chocolate

Seattle Chocolate

Seattle, WA

Seattle Chocolate Company began in 1991, creating signature meltaway truffles and truffle bars in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. When the original factory was destroyed by the Nisqually Earthquake in 2001, entrepreneur and investor Jean Thompson decided to take on the challenge of becoming the new CEO. Not only did she bring color, whimsy, and a keen eye for marketing, she also infused her values into the brand. Today, Seattle Chocolate Co. is proud to use only Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa and to also donate a portion of their profits to The Pink Umbrella Fund to combat hunger in the US.

Serious Jam

Serious Jam

St. Paul, MN

After nearly two decades as an award-winning florist, Heidi Skoog swapped blooms for an apron to pursue her passion for food. A self-taught jam-maker, she combines traditional methods and a flair for experimenting with flavor combinations to create unexpected blends, such as Blueberry Bourbon Sage, Chai Spiced Pear Butter, and Meyer Lemon Earl Grey Marmalade.

Shop Wit & Delight

Shop Wit & Delight

Minneapolis, MN

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.

SHōR

SHōR

Grand Rapids, MN

SHōR was founded by a husband and wife team in Northern Minnesota. Their family loves water and wanted to do their part in keeping shores plastic-free. This dynamic duo hand makes their beeswax wraps that not only add beauty to any kitchen, but also help reduce waste in our environment.

SipDark

SipDark

Chaska, MN

SipDark was created by two friends who have a passion for making the finer things in life, better. Their mission is to help maximize enjoyment with design conscious beverage accessories. They’re constantly designing new whiskey-themed gear, including glassware, whiskey barrel cask products, and cigar rests.

SK Coffee

SK Coffee

St. Paul, MN

Trained as a professional musician, Sam Kjellberg’s roasting obsession started at home on his stove with only a Jiffy Pop popcorn roaster before he upgraded to a 500 pound roasting machine. Together with now CFO Nate Broadbridge, Kjellberg launched SK Coffee to explore and share single-origin coffee through four flavor categories: SMOOTH, BOLD, SWEET, and UNIQUE.

Sofia's Cookies

Sofia's Cookies

Deephaven, MN

Sofia’s Cookies designs and bake unique canisters of cookies, trail mix, and more sweet treats. They have been baking and roasting for over 30 years using only wholesome ingredients, with no preservatives or artificial flavors.

Søul Chai

Søul Chai

Portland, OR

Founders Sally, Viviana, and Esar leveraged their backgrounds in specialty coffee to bring the tradition of Indian chai to people everywhere. With production methods focused on balance, reducing waste, and shelf-life, they honor this multicultural staple by foregoing the overly sweet recipes found in mass production concentrates, instead supplying vibrant blends rooted in authenticity.

Spoonful of Faith

Spoonful of Faith

Minneapolis, MN

Known for her warm, joyful drawings of women, mothers, florals, and hand lettered inspirational quotes Jena Holliday is a local illustrator, author, and creative mama from Minnesota. She loves to dream big and spend her days crafting whimsical illustrations and uplifting designs. Her work is inspired by growing up surrounded by women (4 sisters!), the diversity of people in our world, honest motherhood, and her walk of faith.

Stockholm Pottery

Stockholm Pottery

Stockholm, WI

Diane has been making pottery from her home studio since 1980 and ran her own pottery store, Stockholm Pottery and Mercantile for 25 years. She is now "semi-retired" but still enjoys making pottery and working on her native plant gardens.

Sunleaf Naturals

Sunleaf Naturals

Waconia, MN

This family-owned and operated business may be based out of Waconia, MN, but their business practices have a greater impact beyond just the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Sunleaf is committed to protecting freshwater resources and pollinators, and creates their all-natural products with these values at their core. Through thoughtful production that uses very little water, they create their goods without synthetic preservatives, fragrances, or chemicals that are harmful to aquatic life and pollinators. The best part: 5% of their profits are donated to conservation efforts.

Sweet Jules Gifts

Sweet Jules Gifts

Minnetonka, MN

With over 50 years of professional cooking experience between them, sisters Jule Vranian and Hope Klocker are particular about what they produce. Growing up in a restaurant family, there were no better teachers than a large family of expert chefs and serious foodies. Their award-winning caramels are the product of many years of testing, family critiquing, loving encouragement, and high expectations.

Teaspressa

Teaspressa

Phoenix, AZ

With nearly a decade of industry experience, founder Allison DeVane used her barista knowledge to launch a fresh new concept in the beverage space: tea that brews like coffee. With humble beginnings pedaling a cart around downtown Phoenix, Teaspressa had a breakthrough after landing the opportunity to pitch Shark Tank. While they have grown tremendously since then, they stay true to their values of self-innovation, authentic ingredients, and social integrity.

Terroir Chocolate

Terroir Chocolate

Fergus Falls, MN

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.

Thumbs Cookies

Thumbs Cookies

Minneapolis, MN

Robyn Frank launched Thumbs Cookies out of her apartment in Brooklyn, NYC in 2012 and moved the operation back home to MN in 2014. A treasured family recipe passed down from her mom, Barb, these adorable mini cookies melt in your mouth and are seriously delicious. Be warned, they are incredibly addictive.

Trade Street Jam Co.

Trade Street Jam Co.

Brooklyn, NY

Trade St. Jam Co. is a chef, woman and minority-owned and certified business that started in a tiny apartment in North Carolina on Trade Street. Their passion for all things food grew into something more: a company built on the foundation of culinary innovation. They share their 10+ years of culinary knowledge in the form of a versatile small batch jar that can be used in cocktails, salad dressings, BBQ sauces, marinades, and more.

True Hue

True Hue

Minneapolis, MN

True Hue was founded in 2016 by designer Griffin Overbye with the belief that what you surround yourself with should be ethically-formulated, sourced, and produced. Their candles and sprays incorporate a beautiful Scandinavian aesthetic, inspired by the natural landscape of Minnesota. Not only are the stylish, they are also clean and sustainable, so you can feel good about bringing them into your home or office.

Twin Engine Coffee

Twin Engine Coffee

León, Nicaragua

Twin Engine Coffee is partnering, growing, selecting, roasting, and packing delicious single-origin coffees right at the source in the heart of Nicaragua. A simple shift to the source means that you can enjoy better coffee that contributes maximum resources to stop poverty locally. In fact, their practices create 400% more value in their origin communities than Fair Trade standards, and they do so with environmentally sustainable methods.

WAAM Industries

WAAM Industries

St. Louis Park, MN

Founders Andrew & Hanna Vomhof design and create products in lumber and textile in their shop here in the Twin Cities. 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.

Wacks Co.

Wacks Co.

Minneapolis, MN

Kelsey Johnston and Michael Carlson formulate all of their essential oil scents and soy-coconut wax blends in-house, carefully concocting with plant-based materials to create a good, clean burn. As huge print and design enthusiasts, they care about how their product looks almost as much as how it smells. They strive to melt the boundary between art and object through their packaging and print all of their labels in their studio using letterpress, riso, and ink jet techniques.

Well Rooted Teas

Well Rooted Teas

Minneapolis, MN

Well Rooted Teas are loose-leaf herbal teas crafted with plants from local organic farmers blended with foraged botanicals native to our region. These infusions of herbs, roots, leaves, fruits and berries nourish the body and are grown and harvested in a manner which promotes the health of our environment. The ingredients are grown by local farmers or foraged with permission from private lands and according to wildcrafting sustainability guidelines.

Wild Country

Wild Country

Lutsen, MN

Michael and Carrie Baker were frequent visitors to Minnesota’s North Shore when one trip in 2015 changed their lives forever. After happening upon a “for sale” sign at Wild Country, they took a leap of faith and decided to move from the Twin Cities to pursue a new lifestyle. Years later, they’ve honed the craft of syrup making and are continuing to share this natural sweetener with fans across the US.

Wild Perla

Wild Perla

St. Paul, MN

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.

Woodchuck

Woodchuck

St. Paul, MN

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!

Worker B

Worker B

Minneapolis, MN

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.

Yes Cocktail Co.

Yes Cocktail Co.

Paso Robles, CA

The couple behind Yes Cocktail Company, Lauren and Brandon, drew inspiration from their travels abroad to launch their business. After returning home, they were unimpressed with the commonplace corn syrup-based products and decided to make their own. They believe that the best cocktails start with the best ingredients and use 100% all-natural fruits, herbs, botanicals, and spices to create their craft cocktail supplies.