I love supporting small businesses. With large retailers and massive chains taking over the markets, it feels like we’re living in a homogenized world. When buying locally, there’s character in everything from the store itself to the merchandise they sell. Bit-O-Local is a subscription box filled with handpicked artisan goods from local artists, tinkerers, craftsman, producers, and others who want to share their craft with the world.
Amanda Whittle is a self-taught seamstress who specializes in children’s clothing and accessories. Her shop, Bohemian Babies, was founded in 2011. She is inspired by bohemian fashion and eclectic design which is evident in the clothes she designs and makes. All of the items that are found in her online store are made of the highest quality fabrics and are handmade in her studio in Chesterfield.
Conor O’Neill Barry
Conor O’Neill Barry is an author, inventor and award winning advertising creative director. Originally from St. Louis, Conor has lived all over the world in places like Argentina, Peru, Czech Republic, and Dubai. When he’s not noodling on ideas or writing books for kids, he’s annoying his wife. Don’t Feed Your Pets Weird Stuff is a children’s book with a friendly reminder that we need to watch what we’re feeding our furry friends. No matter how much they beg, there can be some pretty rough consequences if you feed your pets weird stuff, so please, just don’t!
Maull’s genuine barbecue sauces were the first of their kind in the United States. First created in St. Louis over eighty years ago, these delicious sauces were crafted from Maull family recipes. Featuring a variety of sauces to suit any occasion or taste, Maull’s barbecue sauces now include two new sauces sweetened naturally with date syrup. From Sweet N’ Smoky, Onion Bits, Honey, and more, it’s the Maull’s family mission to help your food go from tasting good to tasting great!
Face and Junk
Thomas Fortenberry, CEO of Face and Junk Men’s Grooming line, is a local small business entrepreneur in St. Louis. This premium line of products is aimed at providing men an alternative to products on the market today, without the chemicals or high process. We get your dirty men clean!
At Naure’s Bounty, we are committed to creating greeting cards that bring beauty, meaningful messages, and community awareness into people’s everyday lives. Our greeting cards feature the gorgeous foods, flowers, and products grown and created by local farmers and artisans who serve our Missouri / Illinois bi-state communities with healthy, wholesome goods and honest, sustainable practices. We recognize each farmer and artisan with their photograph and contact information right on the back of each full-size greeting card.
The food cycle begins in the field… but does not end until everyone has enough. Each purchase of Nature’s BountyGreeting Cards supports the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s efforts to help our neighbors in need.
See something you just can’t live without on this list? Head over to the Bit-O-Local website and you can purchase the individual items. This Summer Makers Box may be sold out, but don’t miss your opportunity to snag next month’s by signing up today!