ALDER NEW YORK STORY
Alder New York is the go-to holistic personal care brand for legitimately clean, vegan, genderless skincare and haircare that's as sleek as it is effective. Our line of skincare and hair care is formulated with the best herbalist beloved extracts and dermatologist approved ingredients.
"Bohéme started with a dream. What if we could create artisanal candles to evoke memories of our most cherished adventures in life? We knew we wanted our candles to be made by hand in small batches, and to ensure that they were sustainable and phthalate-free. We knew that we wanted to use only the finest quality ingredients, such as custom-crafted oils, cotton wicks, and all natural wax. And we knew that we wanted to partner with a world-renowned boutique fragrance house to bring our vision to life.
The unique experiences and backgrounds of our partners enable us to create evocative candles that bring your senses to life. This labor of love has been our all-consuming passion for the past five years. And our muse throughout has been the Bohéme Woman — adventurous, free-spirited and always true to herself. Our candles are designed to take you on a journey, with each box and candle shining a spotlight on a moment seen through her eyes.
From the luxurious colored glass vessels to the carefully detailed packaging, every element reflects the distinctive spirit of a singular location, making these beautiful, expressive candles equally perfect to gift or display. The elegant logo mark uses fluid lines to reflect the timeless spirit of the Bohéme Woman while drawing in the viewer’s eye. This is echoed in the design of our emblem — a dynamic icon that evokes an exotic view of a unique locale, further reinforcing the sense of stylish and sublime adventure that drives our story."
CREATIVE WOMEN STORY
"Creative Women is a fair trade home + lifestyle wholesale brand. We are long-term partners with talented artisans in Ethiopia and Kenya who work in women-led small businesses. We've also recently expanded our fair trade partnerships in Tunisia, Morocco, Burundi, Zambia and India. By developing healthy, sustainable, and profitable partnerships, we are able to bring artisanal handcrafted pieces to a global market. Our artisans create beautifully unique natural fiber hand-spun and hand woven textiles and baskets. Employing a longstanding and rich traditional art form, our artisans spin and weave 100% locally grown environmentally friendly high quality fibers. The pieces are then washed and accented with AZO free dyes or sustainably sourced leather. Handcrafted with skillful hands and careful attention, each piece has unique qualities in natural texture, softness, and color. Creative Women is a fair trade certified company [Fair Trade Federation] committed to providing high quality jobs for our suppliers as well as unique products for our customers. By creating a sustainable niche for these artisans, Creative Women helps to ensure their craft supports the health, education, and economic stability of their families. We believe that conscious consumerism — in which the act of buying is also one of giving — is a powerful way to effect change."
Linda Pappa Story
Linda Pappa is an artist, designer & writer from Greece.
Extracting most of her inspiration from the earth’s divine energy, she is committed to cultivating her craft through the use of raw forms, texture, earth pigments and sacred meanings.
She is currently based in Crete where she has a rural home and studio in the mountains. She also travels on a regular basis and has pursued artistic projects around the world including Japan, Australia & the deserts of California.
NASH AND JONES STORY
The Nash and Jones line began out of necessity. Our reactions to products filled with chemicals, dyes, perfumes and preservatives were awful so we adopted a more natural lifestyle. This included changes to what we consumed on the inside plus the outside. It was a revelation to discover that we didn’t have to settle for the big box selection but rather we could have complete control of what we consume. What we learned about the ingredients we had been using was shocking. We are appalled by what we were putting on/into our bodies through our skin. After all, what we put onto our skin also gets absorbed into the body. Those dyes, chemicals, petroleum and perfumes were damaging our skin and our health plus cancelled out the benefits of the good ingredients. Our passion for consuming only clean ingredients led us to craft products to nourish our skin rooted in the amazing benefits of organic oils, butters and beeswax. Our skin produces oils to hydrate and aid our skin’s healthy cell life cycle, so our products employ the highest quality, non-comedogenic oils and complimentary natural ingredients to nourish skin, encourage cell regeneration and keep pores clean & bright.
P.F. CANDLE STORY
P.F. Candle Co. is a Los Angeles-based home fragrance company owned and operated by wife-and-husband team Kristen Pumphrey and Thomas Neuberger. We believe that fragrance is an extension of your home design, and create high-quality products with accessible price points in mind. P.F. is a completely independent business: what started as a one-woman operation in 2008 is now an entire team designing and producing our collection under one roof in Southern California. As we grow, so does our commitment to sustainability, to our planet, and to our crew who makes it all happen. Yearly, we donate a portion of our total net profits to local and national charities. We are proud to contribute to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Downtown Women’s Center. Each of these organizations represents issues we care deeply about; environmental advocacy, ending homelessness, empowering women, and fighting hunger.
OUR PRODUCTS The entire P.F. Candle Co. collection is vegan, cruelty-free, and phthalate-free, and all of our candles are made with 100% domestically-grown soy wax. Each of our products are developed, produced, tested, packed, and sold by our team out of our Los Angeles HQ
WILDE HOUSE PAPER STORY
Wilde House Paper is a lifestyle stationery collection created in California. Every WH piece is an original work of art that is unique to this shop. About half of the goods are designed and printed on luxe eco-friendly paper stocks. The rest of the goods are handmade in California using the highest quality sustainable materials. All of the paper in our line is 100% eco-friendly and that's important to us. Sustainability and intentional decisions are at the forefront of our design process from concept to final packaging. We have recently partnered with One Tree Planted, a nonprofit organization that plants trees around the world, and will be planting one tree in California for every order that is placed. By hand is a core value of WH as it makes each piece intentionally its own. When you buy a WH good, you are not only going to receive a quality item but you are supporting the slow process of art that really is so unique in today's industry.
Yield is an independent, Florida based design studio and manufacturer of furniture, housewares and jewelry. Yield lives at the intersection of functionality and elegance of high-end design and accessibility. Yield's broad product line is designed by founders Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming. The line is unified through an uncompromising approach to craft, thoughtful production, and a design language that is at once distinctive, understated and livable.