November 21, 2020
The global pandemic has changed so many of our livelihoods. One group largely affected has been small businesses. As Small Business Saturday approaches on November 28th, it is the perfect time to show your support this holiday season. Don’t know where to start your search? Here is a list of some of our favorite companies to support this upcoming Saturday and every day.
Alexander Durbin Design’s mission is “Design with a Purpose.” They live this mission through their clothing and their business model. 10% of profits are donated to the Oakland Elizabeth house, a transitional home for women and children in Oakland, California. Their newest collection, “Resilience” was released November 16th and has been acclaimed for its visual creativity and quality of products. Purchase clothing for men and women including denim jackets, premium t-shirts, cropped tees, two-piece outfits, hoodies, and more!
Shop now at www.alexanderdurbin.com
Show-Me Kansas Farms is owned by Caleb and Janet Phillips. They are located on a farm in Southeast Kansas where they raise cattle and grow corn, soybeans and wheat. They both come from multi-generational family farms, which is where Caleb and Janet’s love for the farm comes from. They sell the most incredible tasting beef by the cut, curated beef by the box, and now are selling holiday boxes that are perfect gifts.
Shop now at: https://www.showmekansasfarms.com/
Craig Donnelly is a Midwest-based photographer who focuses on capturing the stories of couples and families. Everyone has a story to tell, and his goal is to help capture that story. His photography packages include Basic, Ideal, and Photo Album and will capture amazing shots of you and your family.
Book now: https://www.donnellyphoto.com/
SaSy Wine was founded by Zaneta Owens and Dr. Melinda Silva. They created SaSy Wines to inspire and empower women within a glass. As San Diego Natives they looked to their backyard to source the wine choosing the well known region Paso Robles, Central California, and Santa Barbara. They have a core three SaSy Wines: “Sexy” Cabernet Sauvignon, “Confident” Chardonnay, and “Sophisticated” Sauvignon Blanc. Each SaSy wine is selected to elevate your self-expression.
Shop now at: https://www.sasywines.com/shopsasy
Paris Marie Productions was created by sisters, Alicia Douglas and Jessica Griffin. With a focus on fashion, headshots, and portraits, there are a variety of creative styles that they work across. Whether you are looking for a studio shoot for your website or an outdoor photoshoot for your blog, their goal is to always capture invaluable moments that tell your story. If you are looking for video or film production, they offer a wide range of services from creating a docuseries to even helping you with your audition video.
Book now: https://parismarieproductions.com/
Growing Creative was founded by Oklahoma native, Katelin Feil and her mother. They started this journey of handmade baby items as they saw how expensive some baby items were and thought they could make cuter and more cost effective options! Perfect for the babies and baby parents in your life. Products include pacifier clips, custom items, and matching sets.
Taylor Rachelle Candles is founded by author and entrepreneur Taylor Vinson. Her premiere collection is “L’Art de Vivre,” inspired by the je ne sais quoi of someone living a life filled with wholeness, purpose, and creative expression. The four scents in this collection are vibrant with variants of citrus and floral scents. They were especially crafted to bring joy and delight into your space. Each candle is made with coconut soy wax which is vegan, gluten free, paraben free, phthalate free, and comes from renewable sources.
Shop goes live on Black Friday: shoptayrachelle.com
Founded by Alexa Johnson, a Boston based affordable fashion and lifestyle influencer created The Essentials Box, a business that specializes in face & lip scrub made from organic ingredients. These products prevent breakouts and brighten dark circles to bring out your natural glow. Her premiere product, the Face Essentials Turmeric Scrub launched in November.
Shop now: https://www.theessentialsbox.com/
Knifty Kneedles Shop is owned by Alex Welch, a knitter/sewer/maker based in Kansas City. The company specializes in knit items such as ear warmer headbands and cute animal-themed ear flapped hats. She also creates custom cross-stitch ornaments and portraits.
Shop now at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KniftyKneedlesShop