Maker Features

Chris Kline, painting in Myrtle Beach

An Artist at Heart

Chris Kline, owner of Eric and Christopher, developed a passion for screen printing in high school, which fueled the formation of his first business, Kanika, a t-shirt screen printing business. He shared that he “was... more »
houseplants

A Focus on Emerging Lines and Niche Makers

Fine Lines, a gift, fashion and home décor agency operating in the Western U.S. for over 30 years, has launched a new online showroom division, EGG. With a growing roster of emerging lines, niche makers... more »
Forget-Me-Nots Card from Cardthartic

A Penchant for Words

In 1992, Jodee Stevens created Cardthartic, a greeting card company that is “dedicated to honoring emotions.” Stevens, founder and chief creative, launched the business to fill what she considered a void in the industry. “I... more »
Creative Process at Abbott Collection

All Around Inspiration

For Brits who found themselves living in North America, purchasing products from “the old country” was delightful. That was back in 1949, when Abbott Collection was launched as an import business catering to people who... more »
Smile Songs

Dynamic Charm

Sharon Glassman, a New York Fashion designer and songwriter, has a mission to create cards and gifts that “sing” and provide a way to spread love. Her experience as a professional storyteller has her creativity... more »
James Point offers color bundles

For the Love of Luxe

James Point, an online store based in Maine, was founded by Kathleen Kurjanowicz. Her love for simplicity, organization, sophistication, high quality and luxury was the inspiration behind the launch of this business. Her goal was... more »
Charms from Amy Catherine Designs

Amy Catherine Designs

Amy Catherine Designs is a woman-owned business located in Texas that creates custom charms and accessories. Owner Amy Hughes has been in business for over a decade and has created diverse lines, including a tween... more »
Zippered Jewelry Case

PIXIE MOOD

PIXIE MOOD is a company that believes in on-trend style. “We have made it our mission from the beginning to create bags that have yours and the planet’s best interest in mind,” Sawsen Alfaraj, inside... more »

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