Marlene lives on a farm, grows a garden big enough to feed an army, and even has her own honeybees. Don’t let her rural life fool you though – Marlene is also quite the fashionista. She’s the creator of BootDazzles, the first feather-fringed accessory to help you dress up any pair of boots. Feel free to get creative, Marlene says that customers love to wear BootDazzles as headbands and necklaces too!
After her sister was diagnosed with cancer, Robin began researching the effects of household cleaners on human health. Shockingly, she found information linking the chemicals in cleaners to an increase of cancer in women. Robin took action and created Eco-Me, a line of healthy and safe household cleaning products made up of essential oils and food-grade ingredients with fresh aromas and natural antibacterial properties.
Teaching kids to dress themselves can be a challenge. Shoezooz Educational Shoe Stickers help kids learn to put their shoes on the right feet with fun, farm animal stickers. Each animal is divided in 2 - one for the left shoe and one for the right. They may still wear their shirt backward, but at least their shoes will be on the right feet!
This snarky and sophisticated menswear line is all about looking good while you’re having a good time. Its outspoken tanks and koozies aren’t for the faint of heart. If you lean towards sophistication we recommend the bow ties, polo shirts, and swim trunks that are a little more reserved.
Toss your flimsy old koozie and say hello to the Scorzie. The stainless steel body and foam insert help keep your drink cold and your hands dry. But that’s not even the best part. The Scorzie has twistable home and away bands built in to keep score of any game up to 21 points. If your corn hole team is really hardcore, you can even customize your Scorzie by adding a logo. Tailgating just got a lot more fun!
Rub-A-Dub Buddies began 3 years ago when their creator, Janel, was asked if she would like to share a booth at a local craft fair. Agreeing, Janel went to the store and got busy brainstorming. She took her first hooded towels to the craft fair and they were a hit! Since then, Janel has come up with 20 adorably original designs, including dinosaurs, puppies, flowers, and clown fish.
When Sam and his wife took their dogs hiking, they remembered to bring water, but forgot dog bowls. They tried to pour water into their hands for their Boxer mix and Yorkie pup, but it was messy and inefficient. While they often forgot a water bowl, they always remembered to bring a leash. Out of this realization, the Ruffbowl was born – a plastic dog bowl that attaches to almost any large leash. Made right here in the USA!
Not only is this luggage creative and cool, apparently it’s also your kid’s stuffed animal’s newest rival. Our CEO Bill gave his five-year-old son the penguin suitcase, only to find him snuggling with it at bedtime before he’d even used it! Fast forward to their trip departure and it gets even better - Bill was approached by throngs of parents asking about where to get the luggage.
Brier and Moss was founded by two college fraternity brothers who believe that “a gentleman is always noticed by his wardrobe.” Their classic silk bowties are sure to make any man look like a total stud. If you don’t find the perfect bowtie right away, never fear, Brier and Moss happily creates custom orders for weddings and other events!
When a friend pulled out this sweet, reusable dog bowl at the park, I had to know more about it. Turns out, Modgy is behind these modern dog bowls that are resealable and made from recyclable plastics. The bowl’s sturdy design keeps it standing upright whether it’s filled with water or dog food. When your dog’s all done, the bowl collapses for easy toting. Each kit comes with a 20 oz. collapsible water bottle and 2 bowls.
Warmer weather means farmers’ markets will soon open up with tons of fresh produce to pick from. But before you eat it, make sure to give it a good scrub! The Ring Veggie Brush is made with natural and recycled bristles for a good, green clean. The bamboo handle is easy to hold and is made to get wet. Buy one for your kitchen and one for yourself because The Ring doubles as a nail brush!
Martha & Ash is textile studio run by a mom and daughter duo based in SC. You won’t get standard fabric from big warehouses through these women – each piece of cloth is handled, tested, and closely examined for long lasting wear and tear. This gorgeous ottoman caught my eye because of the vibrant colors and versatile feel – a great “pop” piece that could be handed down through generations.
Did you know that 1 person dies of melanoma every hour, yet it is the most preventable form of cancer if the correct precautions are taken? Because of this, Andrea and Susan, an outdoor enthusiast and a professional make up artist, created Brush On Block – a sunscreen that makes protecting your skin easy. The self-dispensing brush holds a sweat and water-resistant mineral powder that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
Athletes and fitness enthusiasts, rejoice! There’s finally a way to dry out and un-stink all of your sweaty sports gear. Stuffitts slip in to shoes, gloves, helmets, and bags to absorb moisture and kill odors with unique antimicrobial technology, leaving gear refreshed and ready for the next use. The portable drying inserts come in a variety of colors, so there’s something for everyone.
It’s hard not to get hung-up on these Driftwood Hooks. Each hook is made from salvaged driftwood found along the beaches of New York State. The designer, Kiel Mead, has a knack for turning ordinary things into desirable objects. They’re almost too pretty to cover-up with a coat, but would be perfect for your collection of necklaces.
Brier & Moss was founded by two college fraternity brothers who believe that “a gentleman is always noticed by his wardrobe.” Their classic silk bowties are sure to make any man look like a total stud. If you don’t find the perfect bowtie right away, never fear, Brier & Moss happily creates custom orders for weddings and other events!
Lulalu makes fun, modern, and colorful accessories to help you organize your life. Made from a special material, you can hang your Lulalu products on nontraditional surfaces like stainless steel, mirrors, and glass.
Freakers were born when a nomad found a home in Wilmington, NC and joined a knitting club. He was terrible at knitting (he said so himself), but he found his niche when he started cutting up old sweaters and sewing them into drink koozies. The offbeat knit covers stretch to fit literally any bottle. Wine bottles, baby bottles, soda cans… Heck, you can put a Freaker on a gallon of milk if you want! That’s just, well, freaky.
Old high chairs are bulky and bothersome, and plastic booster seats are difficult to clean and a pain to attach with all of their straps. Every Sweet Seat is designed and handcrafted by a family team on their farm in Texas. These seats are the perfect booster seat solution with spunky designs and easy to clean material. Plus, they’re easily portable, so your little one doesn’t have to sit alone at the kid’s table anymore.
In the South, you can’t go outside in the summer without your ice melting and watering down your drink. SparQ Whiskey Rocks are the solution to dilution. They’re made of soapstone: a food-safe, tasteless, eco-friendly, stone. How does the stone keep its cool? It's highly dense which helps retain its temperature. Just pop them in the freezer before using or heat them in the microwave to keep your cup of joe hot!
My boyfriend recently commented that he wished he could buy a candle that smelled like the inside of Lowe's Home Improvement store. When I saw the "Sawdust" candle from Man Can in the Relish Scoop, I knew I had to get it for him for Valentine’s Day. With fragrances like Memphis Style BBQ, Grandpa's Pipe, and Fresh Cut Grass, a Man Can is sure to be a hit with every guy out there.
The family behind Yala Designs didn’t set out to start a company. They were just a couple of adventurers living in China who needed a decent place to sleep. When they stitched two sheets together to make a clean and comfortable place to lay their heads, the DreamSack was born. Yala Designs has come a long way since then and now sells DreamSacks made of super soft silk, as well as clothing for men, women, and babies.
Sippy cups aren’t just for kids anymore – the Vino2Go is perfect for taking your drink on the go or keeping red wine stains off of your white sofa. If things are getting a little bit sloppy by the end of the night, Vino2Go’s lid will keep your wine right where it’s supposed to be – in your glass. Double insulated walls will keep your beverage of choice at the perfect drinking temperature.
Our sales guy, Forthe, is a huge Appalachian State fan. We knew Cablz had to be the best eyewear retention out there when he got rid of his ASU Croakies in favor of a new pair of Cablz. He says he loves them because they are lightweight, don’t tangle, and don’t touch the back of his neck. Plus, they adjust to fit perfectly, so whether he’s out fishing or riding his motorcycle, they’re not going to fall off.
When Lisa Bolin began hand painting and screen-printing tops to sell at barrel races, she never imagined that her clothing would grow into one of the leading brands in the Western industry! You don’t have to be a cowgirl to wear these graphic tees and embellished jeans; Lisa says she wants all women to feel empowered and confident in Cowgirl Tuff.
Kiel Mead takes everyday items and turns them into artistic accessories. Water valves, retainers, matchsticks, and already-been-chewed gum all become pieces of beauty thanks to Kiel’s creative mind. Kiel believes that everything we need as humans has already been made; his mission is to take those things and re-imagine them into things that people will love.
Did you know fish like Pearl Jam? Neither did Dean until he brought out this little speaker on a fishing trip last October. The fish weren't biting, so he plugged his phone into the Nova Mini Portable Speaker, and then the party started. The fish flocked to the music and Dean and his dad caught more bass than they could count.
Before Zing Anything was a reality, its creator flavored water by mashing fruit, breaking it down in a tea steeper, then placing it in a water filter. The process was effective, but messy. Then the Aquazinger was born: A stainless steel bottle with a fruit grinder built into the bottom. Unlike most traditional infusers, which are more like washing fruit in water, the Aquazinger truly infuses the water with bold fruit flavors.
Are you walking your dog or is your dog walking you? Everybody knows what a pain it is to have your dog jerk your arm when he spots a squirrel across the street. With the Wacky Walk’r dog leash, you’re the leader of the pack. The leash is made of rubber tubing that stretches to twice its length, reducing stress on your back and shoulders and encouraging your furry friend not to pull.
We’re predicting that these natural wooden watches, the brainchild of an Italian shoe dude and two entrepreneurs with a crush on the environment, are going to be all the rage in 2013. WeWood is seriously devoted to the health of our planet, that’s why they’re promising to plant one tree for every timepiece purchased. Looking good and saving the earth, what more could you want?