Alexandria Wills

Maker Spotlight

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Alexandria Wills has been making everything under the sun since she was small. In 2014, this Chicago native decided to focus on shoemaking, and boy, are we so glad she did! From speckled cowhides to candy pastels, Alexandria’s eye for unique color and texture is equally matched with her perfectionist-level shoemaking skills. It was such a thrill to learn more about Alexandria and her process!

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On the Lookout

Maker Spotlight

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On the Lookout Jewelry gives us the biggest smile, with its bright colors, multi-strand mayhem, and return to summer camp friendship bracelets. Chicago native Erica Young travels around the country, taking inspiration from the road, and puts it into her pieces.

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Cloud 9 Stitching

Maker Spotlight

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Cloud 9 Stitching is the quilting creation of Colleen Davy, a seamstress, dyer, and quilter living and working in Northern New Mexico, USA. We can’t help but love Colleen’s naturally dyed minimalist designs!

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Realm

Maker Spotlight

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It’s easy to remember the bold designs at Realm; they catch your eye, sometimes make you grin, and most importantly, they’re pretty badass. Vanessa Crook, the fashion school dropout behind Realm, puts her knowledge of soft sculpture and textiles to work in her fun-loving, extremely wearable apparel and accessories.

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Argaman and Defiance

Maker Spotlight

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Lydia Crespo is the founder and designer behind the beautiful silk creations at Argaman & Defiance. Naturally dyed and constructed in Chicago, Lydia uses natural dye extracts responsibly collected from tree bark, roots, and leaves. The hand dyed process is an artfully crafted skill, making each piece uniquely beautiful.

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