elle crée is the work of Portland artist Rachel Austen. Rachel has always loved a vintage aesthetic and is enamored with mid century paint by number designs because of their stylized simplicity. She started elle crée in 2017 out of her desire to create a nostalgic product from her illustrations that customers could interact with. Rachel loves all things French (“elle crée” is French for “she creates”). Rachel thoughtfully source for American-made, eco-friendly components for her kits.

@elle.cree.pdx 

Eco-friendly |  Women Owned | Small Batch | Made in USA | Not on Amazon

Built on positivity and a “feel-good” purchase mentality, Cassandra Thurswell created KITSCH in 2010. KITSCH is an accessory powerhouse offering unique and quality products across beauty, fashion, home goods and more. Originally a destination for affordable and on- trend hair accessories and jewelry KITSCH is a self-financed, female-owned company that has evolved into a global lifestyle brand.

@mykitsch

Shop Local | Women Owned | Los Angeles Based

 LetterCraft was founded by Katie and Brandon, a husband and wife team who used to be teachers. When Katie was pregnant with their second child, she made the decision to stay home and raise their two kids, rather than have her entire salary going to daycare. Brandon was left teaching art by day and serving tables by night. With no time left to be spent with family, LetterCraft was formed in hopes of being able to remove one night of serving per week to allow for more family time. Within a few months the business had grown to remove serving tables all together. Within a year the business had eclipsed teaching. For the last 3 years Katie and Brandon have worked the company full time, and are loving every minute of it.
 

Hand-made |  Women Owned | Small Batch | Made in USA

Sea Gypsies in California craft our products with Good Vibes and Sunshine just for your shop! We are so grateful for your support and hope to build a strong relationship with you. Established in 2013.

@seagypsycalifornia

Eco-friendly | Handmade | Women Owned | Shop Local | Small Batch | Made in USA | Not on Amazon

 The Stranded Stitch cross stitch kits are just the thing to relieve your stress, indulge your creativity, and make a cool piece of art. This binge-worthy craft project is perfect for keeping your hands busy during movie marathons, long plane rides, and while you’re lounging at the beach. Once you start stitching, you’ll find it’s hard to put down. Don’t be surprised if it becomes your new favorite hobby.

@thestrandedstitch


 

Handmade | Women Owned | Small Batch | Los Angeles Based | Not on Amazon