Vendor Tips by SKUE
Ethics & Why they Matter to the Future of Independent Retail
In the next Shop/Talk series, two retailers address an important topic few people talk about: ethics. We’ll look at two angles, supply and demand.
We met Laura Huth of Rootfoot last Spring during our Austin Fair. Her warmth, humor, and extensive knowledge in her craft never left us. Since then, Laura has traveled to several of our fairs, and it’s been great getting to know this exceptional, passionate maker, as well as someone who crafts the best “spirit animal” oil we’ve ever encountered! To top it all off, we made sure to ask this Colorado local about all of her favorite haunts to share with the world!
Artists Franky + Annie Scaglione established My Favourite Colour Studio to celebrate their greatest pastimes. From baseball, to camping in the Colorado Rockies, to the fuzzy summer colors in analog film, MFC Studio tries to capture the special moments of their heritage in their art.
Two Hands Full is the brainchild of Boulder, Colorado artist Amelia Davis. Amelia’s curiosity in finding connections and patterns in the world led her to express these discoveries through clay, fiber, and flowers. Two Hands Full pottery, in particular, sets itself apart with its naturalistic colors and shapes.
Cortney Heimerl is a quilter, pattern maker, and totally awesome flag designer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her flag designs, with their bold color combinations, first caught our eyes. But the more we browsed her gallery of works, the more we realized just how truly special Cortney’s artistic eye is.