Plumfield is a small little venture run out of my apartment for now, so it has been an accomplishment getting some of the designers to agree to let me carry their items. I wanted to give a special shout out to a couple of the vendors that made exceptions for this project of mine.
I found Bare Branch Jewelry when searching for makers in the South.
I am the first store that she has been carried in (though I am sure not the last) and I am so delighted that she trusted me to sell her pieces. I love all the moon designs - and she is working on new things all the time!
These are so easy to wear and she makes them all by hand at home in Alabama.
I am picky when it comes to children's items because I don't have kids, or know that many people who do, so baby and kids gifts are one of the few things I am taking a risk on. If the shop goes bust - I will still send cards and wear jewelry and give everyone nice Christmas presents of art. But I don't have kids - so anything I order for that part of the site has to be super awesome.
I was drawn to Uncle Goose when I was looking for Made in America items that also had a cool design factor. I found them through House Industries, a type foundry (aka a place to get fonts) when they did a few collaborations. My personal favorite are the Love blocks, because beyond just being a child's plaything, they are a perfect present for anyone you adore and look great on a shelf or desk - perfect for an office when you can move the blocks around to form "Love" in 12 languages: English, Hebrew, French, Swedish, German, Arabic, Greek, Spanish, Bengali, Russian, Japanese, Korean.
Uncle Goose doesn't normally let online-only retailers carry their items, but I met Mandy, their wholesale director, at NYNOW and she made an exception for me!
Sapling Press, whose cards make me laugh out loud, also did a custom card for me. They have made this "Someone in _______ (city) Loves You" cards for various retailers, but because Plumfield is online and will have people shopping from all over, it didn't make sense to me. Until I thought about my target client and realized that the answer might be even closer to home - so the "Someone in This Apartment Loves You" card was born. The best part - inside the card reads "It's Me" Love it.
Thanks to all the makers who have joined the Plumfield roster, and I am delighted to carry them all!
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