As founder & lead designer at Fricket Design, Heidi Brandewie brings over 20 years of collective design expertise in visual merchandising, trend spotting and anything but conventional creativity. Whether it's party styling or making one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces...her philosophy remains fairly simple: pretty meets practical (and they live happily ever after).
LIVE & LOVE MN
Nicole Trigger is a Minneapolis tastemaker, adventure-seeker and mom committed to sharing her Twin Cities experiences.. After moving to the area in 2013, Nicole became passionate about seeking out the latest and greatest the Twin cities has to offer and documenting her discoveries along the way. In addition to keeping her readers up-to-date on what's happening around town, Nicole launched a line of "Live & Love MN" products in boutiques across the metro this spring.
WOOL & WHISKEY
Wool & Whiskey is a cozy lifestyle brand started in Saint Paul, MN by founder Jessie McShane. She saw a need for quality, warm winter accessories that were soft on the skin and could be worn with your everyday outfit as well as your fall or winter coat. Everything about the cozy collection of handmade warmth offers comfort and simplicity in each piece. Not only is each item hand knit with love by the Wool and Whiskey team but each piece is carefully crafted to last a lifetime.
Sharon makes the everyday extraordinary. From handcrafted totes and storage buckets to DIY tips and recipes, she helps people create spaces where they can be calm, organized, and creative.
Jen Scheffler launched Realia in 2008. As an artist, Jen’s style is ever-evolving and her creations vary greatly from classic simplicity to an eclectic mix of fine metals and found objects. In her studio she is both an imaginative inventor and a pragmatic realist, reaching a balance to create pieces of jewelry that will make the wearer fall in love at first sight!
Woodchuck USA was founded with a simple mission, put nature back into peoples' lives. We are meant to have a deep connection with the Earth, and we want to be a daily reminder of that with our real wood products. It's also important to us to bring jobs back to America, while bringing quality products back to consumers. With every product sold, we plant a tree. It's our way of making a better world for future generations. It's not about us, it's about our planet and how we can make a difference now.
FAITH & FINN
In 2015, Erin's son "Finn the Fighter" was born 12 weeks premature. She quickly found that being a mom isn’t always a glamorous job, and wanted to create a line that is comfy, functional, washable, yet made you feel cute. She wanted to create clothing that can be paired with your yoga pants on the way to the gym, or dressed up for a night out.
SHIFT & SPARK
Kathy Engen & Linda Heath
Our company was formed out of days and nights writing our first book. A few months later we published gōl: a curated guide for the modern day job hunt, and we've been in motion ever since. Using gōl as the roadmap to lead you through a journey of self discovery, to easily navigate effective resume writing, networking and interviewing, we are shifting your mindset and sparking new ideas.
Excelsior Candle Co. was born of the belief that the right fragrance can make everyday moments feel extraordinary. All of our candles are batch made in Minnesota using the highest quality ingredients; you’ll fall in love at first light.
In 2013, in search of more meaningful work outside of a longstanding corporate career, Taylor began designing her first pieces of jewelry as a much-needed creative outlet and a way for her to get hands-on with her work. As a self-taught artist with incredible attention to detail, she makes original pieces of jewelry from her White Bear Lake, Minnesota studio focusing on utilization of quality metals, colorful natural stones/minerals, and a variety of techniques. In July, 2016 Cherry Rock Design was officially launched.
senn & sons
Senn & Sons is a creative studio founded by Kim Senn, an illustrator and designer passionate about colorful, hand-drawn prints and patterns. Specializing in creating surface and pattern designs, children’s products and paper goods, Kim finds inspiration in the small details of family life, the adventures that come with having energetic little boys, and the occasional quiet moments in between.
MINNE MOMMA DESIGNS
Minne Momma Designs was founded in 2015 and is built on a passion and a determination to create paper goods assured to brighten your day and bring color and craft to life's moments large and small.
Goldfine Jewelry stretches the boundaries of innovative design in order to create versatility in fashion-forward, yet timeless adornments. The Goldfine Jewelry handcrafted collections are built on a mission to create the highest quality pieces, designed with passion and incredible attention to detail.
BAUBLES & BOBBIES
We take our love of art, design, and nature to create a personal connection to each handcrafted bauble. The Land of 10,000 Lakes provides us with a limitless flow of inspiration & creativity, allowing for our team to construct an ever evolving collection of jewelry with a soul.