Our favorite small businesses

Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means it’s almost Black Friday, and even better, it’s almost Small Business Saturday. We’re all about supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs.

Here are some of our favorite vendors and creators that we carry in the store.

Jenny and Sean are high school sweethearts and they started Bon Bon Bombardier in 2017. They’re based in Colorado Springs and make the best treats. They have an ever changing seasonal menu with everything from Pumpkin Spice Mallo’wiches to Salted Coconut Caramels and Apricot Pate de Fruits. Anyone else drooling? Everything is local, organic and specially made in small batches. Some of their candies are even vegan and gluten-free too.

Velvet Roots is a local small batch apothecary. They create botanical and CBD products for medicinal, self care, and ritual purposes. Their special blends are curated with very specific intentions, such as alleviating stress and improving mental health. We carry some of their rose pre rolls and the smell alone is amazing. They also have a great blog that goes into more specific details about all the plants they use and mindful consumption.

Speaking of CBD; Sacred Ace Skincare is another one of our favorites. They have so many products made completely with all natural ingredients. Everything from face toner to beard oil and lip treatments. They make everything in small batches to ensure consistency and use some of the highest concentrations of cannabidiol that you can find on the market, making them both powerful and effective. They also have a home collection with candles, incense, and some beautiful glass and jade products like their gua shuas and ashtrays.

Whisky Wagon Merch is another local woman-owned vintage brand. Ashley repurposes items from her personal collection and blends Southwest style with a rock n’ roll lifestyle. Another amazing brand working against fast fashion and focusing on sustainability.

One of the best things we carry in the store is pieces from local artists. Mayra is Chicana watercolor artist and she creates stunning prints. She’s a full time social worker and uses her art as a self-care practice to shine light and beauty on Mexican and Indigenous roots.

We wrote about these bags a couple weeks ago but we’re still just as obsessed. Jessie, of Jessie Rose & Co, started sewing when she was just seven years old. Now she’s an expert leather maker specializing in handbags. Each piece is so unique and carefully created, we can’t get enough. She also has pins and wall hangings if you want to adorn more than just your shoulder.

You can find pieces from all of these small businesses in store with us or check out their websites and stores to purchase additional items from them directly.