Dram Apothecary is a Colorado company that makes bitters, syrups and teas from plant-based ingredients. The owner Shae Whitneyâ€™s background includes food science, herbalism and botany. There are a couple of companies in North Carolina who make bitters that we stock at Gather and I use them to . . .
I am naturally reflective, perhaps to a fault. If there is a big decision to be made I need to think about it quite a bit and come to the most honest conclusion before feeling comfortable in moving forward. I have a tendency to linger on the intricacies of the day and each encounter for far longer . . .
Last night we (and if you haven't noticed by now, I tend to use "we" in the collective sense when referring to my projects but really just mean me since I'm the sole owner of Gather, Rock & Shop, etc.) hosted our first class at Gather, and it was filled to capacity! That really warmed my heart. . . .
One of the things I've seen artisans really struggle with at shows like The Rock & Shop Market is displaying their wares well. Some get it right and many don't. To do it well makes it look effortless but it is anything but. It is an art and is difficult to come up with something that is both . . .
Here are a few snippets of the quick window display we put up before the silent auction at Kindred boutique. The garland was envisioned & implemented by my friend Elissa a talented local stylist. The boxes were ones we put together for artisans who donated to the silent auction. If you . . .
Everyone knows that first impressions count. Well they matter even more in your business if you are selling your products in shops, where you are not around to explain your product to the people buying them. Therefore, your package must say it all, not just in wording but in its aesthetics as . . .
Before I started my own business I worked as a graphic & web designer for seven years. I created shopping cart sites for Fortune 500 companies, multimedia kiosks for museums, marketing brochures for restaurants and co-produced a niche line of merchandise for tween girls. And, in my own business, . . .