shea yeleen, FOUNDER
Shea Yeleen is a DC based social impact company that creates handcrafted shea butter body care products ethically sourcing shea butter from women-owned cooperatives in Ghana. Each product ensures the purest quality shea butter for superior skin and hair care while creating living wages for women in rural communities.
12 past 7, illustrator & Founder
12Past7 celebrates the whimsy in life with fun and unique custom illustrations that celebrate diversity and empowerment. These illustrations are printed on greeting cards, stationary, home accessories, and art prints.
Every purchase helps support local animal shelters.
Bailiwick Clothing, founder
Bailiwick is an apparel brand that artfully merges the worlds of design, culture and purpose. We make clothing that we love, share our stories with the world, and give back to the great cities we inhabit.
little likes kids, founder
Founded by a mom in 2018, Little Likes Kids™ is “here for” a new generation of kids aged 6 and under.
We are bringing to a mass market, beautifully-illustrated and lovingly designed toys inspired by—and truly reflective of—the lives of today’s kids.
o-mazing food, ceo
Oh-Mazing is a DC based company that specializes in making a gourmet granola snack. At Oh-Mazing, we believe that every person has a purpose. We want to help you explore new ways of living every moment of your beautiful lives and not go hungry—hike a mountain, take your dream trip, start a blog, play in the park with your children, or simply add a little more flavor to your commute.
Yes, we sell granola (it's quite tasty), but more importantly, we want to inspire you to live your life with purpose and passion. Be Extraordinary. Be Adventurous. Be Oh-Mazing!
definition studio, Founder
Istanbul-DC based studio that creates and curates modern artisanal accessories for the ultimate city dweller. Our jewelry is ethically made from sustainable materials such as natural stones, glass, wood and resin. Founded on the belief that accessories should be a symbol of style and spirit, not status, our mission is to bring quality pieces at an affordable price point to the DC market place.
bicycle trash, Founder
BicycleTrash is a DC - based brand of gifts for bicycle lovers and beer enthusiasts. Durable goods and accessories are handmade by owner and maker Topaz M. Terry, using original designs from locally sourced premium quality bicycle trash.DC market place.
Culture socks, Founder
In a society that often asks you to conform, Culture Socks allows you to be and express yourself at all times. Whether for the culture, for the cause, or for the day job, Culture Socks offers quality footwear that promotes self-expression. It was birthed from the desire for bold and innovative sockwear that honors culture, creativity, and consciousness.
Native State Foods, Founder
We curate organic superfoods from around the world and make delicious breakfast and snacking products for a modern lifestyle. We engage in responsible sourcing and work to positively impact communities around the world. Through each of our snack curations - we bring you pure, unprocessed, natural goodness with exceptional flavor experiences that support our global community.
southeastern roastery, Founder
Originally from Virginia, Candy started her company in Isle of Wight County, VA (for which the name pays homage), moving it to DC in 2017 after finishing graduate school at American University in 2008. You can find her finely roasted, specialty coffees in DC, MD, and VA at Songbyrd Record and Music Cafe, The Village Cafe, Dio Wine Bar, Shop Made in DC. Burn and Brew, Chefscape, The Dish and Dram, and Dovecote Cafe. Candy is a member of the Specialty Coffee Association Roaster's Guild and a licensed (coffee quality) Q-grader. Look for Southeastern Roastery's coffee and tea cafe, opening fall 2019 in Riverdale Park, MD.
The 19th DC, Founder
Born in our nation's capitol by a former Congressional staffer, The Nineteenth DC (formerly the Fashion House of Hillary) is an empowering lifestyle brand dedicated to rebranding left-leaning pols for the millennial generation, elevating conversations around progressive causes and encouraging women and people of color to run for office through modern and custom t-shirt design.
Carmen Eliam jewelry, Founder
To me, being a maker means that I ‘d carry my child through Creation. It’s being in touch with the essence of what makes us human. It’s a freedom to make decisions on my own in free will. I have the opportunity to share my talents and ideas with the rest of the world.
Emily Ullo Steigler
Scout & Indiana, Designer & Creator
Emily Ullo Steigler is the designer, creator, and owner behind Scout & Indiana. The idea for Scout & Indiana, the company, was born in 2014 around the same time as her identical twin girls, Scout & Indiana. Becoming a mother inspired her to return to her creative roots and begin designing and creating for her children as well as for she and her husband as parents. The company was officially launched in 2016, with the goal of embracing good style and design as well as the humor innate in family life. Their goal is to create stylish clothes and accessories for families who stand out in the crowd.
Second Story Cards
Second Story Cards is a DC-based social enterprise that works with the homeless to create beautiful and sometimes delightfully inappropriate greeting cards. Second Story Cards’ founder worked for many years at one of the world’s leading environmental organizations and is committed to sustainability. Their cards are made in the US.
Bethany Slater Ceramics, Artist
Bethany enjoys creating and decorating one-of-a-kind pieces that she hopes will encourage people to create meaningful relationships with handmade earthen objects. She believes that everything tastes better out of a piece of handmade pottery.
Black pepper paperie co, Founder
Hadiya Williams is a multidisciplinary designer with a 15-year background in print design. She is the founder of Black Pepper Paperie Co. (BPPCo.), a Washington, DC-based art + design studio that focuses on creating globally-inspired, one-of-a-kind handmade pieces that include wearable ceramic art, home decor, and accessories.
My designs typically have a story behind them. Perhaps, since I was born in Egypt and was surrounded by ancient cultures and history, I had a constant stream of inspiration. Also, being an interior architect, immersed in geometric shapes, three dimensional forms and textures, oriented my mind to naturally reflect on how objects need to come together to form something greater. Although my career as an interior architect was satisfying, I felt an urge inside me to turn away from my compass and pencil and pick up the hammer and torch to become a jewelry designer. Each piece that is enjoyed inspires me to create more and more.