This roundup features the shops with the pops, the goods that could, the vendors with the most splendor, and the stores with just that little bit more.
What we love: Portland, Oregon’s Lane Walkup makes wonderful, one-of-a-kind metal products. Every piece is “constructed, cast, hammered, sawed, and finished by Lane in her studio, allowing the pieces to take a unique and personal form.” The result is a series of home goods and jewelry bursting with personality.
The Empowered Peach
What we love: Kelly and Victoria, of The Empowered Peach, make a rad clothing line supporting body positivity, feminism, and social justice. Each item is designed with the environment in mind and uses eco-friendly, water-based inks and 100% recycled shipping materials. We adore their commitment to meaningful work and sustainable products.
Phantom City Creative
What we love: Phantom City Creative, from Toronto, Ontario, is all about movie posters re-imagined with striking designs. No more boring shots of actors’ faces covered with generic fonts - they capture the spirit of a film in a single poster, ready to hang on your wall.
Bison Bison Supply
What we love: A collaboration between artist Mary Toscano, one of Big Cartel’s own, and musician/designer Andrew Shaw, Bison Bison Supply translates the wild west into a perfect assortment of pins and sculptures to decorate your bod and home. You can also find Mary working with Halophyte Collective - be on the lookout for one of their shows if you’re around Salt Lake City, Utah.
What we love: Hanecdote is the brainchild of Londoner Hannah Hill. She was recently featured on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DIY Generation spotlight discussing life as an artist. We love the heartfelt descriptions of her hand-embroidered patches, shirts, and illustrations, and how her work is tied to her interests in feminism, mental health awareness, and body positivity.