If you believe traditional media reports, you may think that COVID-19 is killing off retail everywhere. If you believe that's true, you are sadly mistaken. Traditional media reports are rarely well informed when it comes to independent businesses owned by American Makers. Lucky for you, the Indie Business Network knows all about this topic, and this post shares the real truth about what is happening in cities and towns nationwide as independently owned brick and mortar shops fling their doors open for business in the middle of COVID-19.
I'm excited to feature several of our members with brick and mortar locations that are open for business and ready to serve you in person or via delivery or curbside pick-up.
Shop Our Artisans and Creative Entrepreneurs!
(All of these locations have incorporated protocols to account for COVID-19. Check their websites for details, along with updates to hours, curbside pickup policies, and/or delivery options as these can change quickly. And remember that all of them have online stores open 24/7!)
Seaside Makers (CA)
Local and Grapeseed Co. products.
Artisan tea, baked goods, wall art, jewelry, self-care, and more!
Two locations: 209 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara | 961 Linden Ave. Carpinteria
T-Roots Salon (NY)
Tamy is a certified textured hair stylist.
Don't forget to take care of your hair. Tamy books quickly!
Virtual hair consultations are available.
Shades of Lavender (MI)
U-Pick lavender, classes, essential oils and more.
Learn about lavender farming, products and more!
47222 24th St., Mattawan
Fields of Ambrosia (NH)
Products made in small batches in the store.
Masks required. Curbside pickup available!
2724 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway
Flourish Beauty (VT)
Healthy scalp, hair, and skin transformations.
Small batch skin and hair care. Curbside pickup available!
4 North Main St.,
White River Junction
Provenance Soaps (MO)
Small batch body care. Reopening in August!
311 S Main St., St. Charles
Witch Baby Soap (NJ)
Get naked. Do witchcraft.
Wear a mask!
11 Eastman St., Cranford
Bain Amour B & B (LA)
Handmade bath + body, goat milk soap. Curbside pickup!
103 Centre Sarcelle, No. 504, Youngsville
Holistic Energy Healing (NY)
Botanical body care classes + chakra coaching.
Open weekends, 11-4.
225 Main Street, Cornwall
Lavender Wind (WA)
Handmade lavender products from Whidbey Island.
Masks required, one party at a time!
15 NW Coveland St., Coupeville
Questions for discussion and sharing
How awesome is this?! Makers, creatives and shop keepers nationwide holding up this economy. How can you not be inspired? How can you not follow and shop?!
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. What local artisan shops are you getting all the good stuff at these days?
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