Aesthete Tea is a Woman, QPOC owned organic loose leaf tea and herbal blend brand. Founded by Briana Thornton in 2017, Aesthete Tea maintains a strong mission to know their farmers and source from individuals and collectives that share the same values in quality, ethics and health.
From Egypt to Switzerland to California, Alshiref have spent most of his life traveling and exploring different cultures and people. Now, Alshiref has found a home in Portland, starting Alshiref Design & Print, specializing in Portland-inspired apparel design, and logos for print. As an illustrator, graphical designer, and photographer, everything is printed and designed in Alshiref’s St. Johns studio.
Wishing for bold art with bohemian flair? Look no further than the work of Anisa Askawa. Her paintings and prints overflow with vibrant energy, teeming with natural environments and organic shapes. Anisa draws inspiration from her childhood in Hawaii’s melting pot - as the daughter of a Malaysian botanist and a Texan forester she carries a lifelong reverence for Mother Nature in her life and work alike.
Inspired by the beauty of simplicity, Ayumi’s jewelry designs are a fusion of the minimalist aesthetic, geometric shapes, and a flair for fashion rooted in her Japanese and Mexican heritage — giving her jewelry a contemporary feel with a touch of personality. From making jewelry simply as a hobby in her Portland studio, Ayumi’s pieces are now sold throughout other states and Mexico as well.
Made with you in mind, to rest & reset. Whether you’re looking for a pick me up, or something to soothe you to sleep, the Be Intentional product line gives you a thoughtful selection of intentionally made products using with essential oil blends to help you create the vibe you're looking for.
Cafe Diaspora's mission is to bridge the gap of no job to first job experience. Providing on-the-job skill and English training. They are creating a safe space for the refugee and immigrant community where they can break out of their isolation, grow in confidence and thrive.
Lit with vintage reproduction Edison light bulbs and decorative filament flame candelabras. Wired with antique style cloth covered cords or in-line dimmers. Some of these Electric Goods Company lamps even include USB charging outlets to power your devices at your bedside or desk, and most are fitted with industrial toggle, rotary, or push button switches.
Elizabeth Rohloff is a milliner and clothing designer with sustainability at the forefront of her work. Her designs resonate with contemporary style, a hint of vintage sass, urban attitude and street smart style.
Exilior Coffee provides a high quality bean that drives social innovation and connects communities creating positive economic stability, social impact and environmental sustainability in communities where we live and work. A portion of their proceeds goes towards providing resources that directly support increased economic stability, broad social impact and environmental practices that will protect Kenyan coffee growing communities, and diverse ecosystems, for decades to come.
Alexis Lawrence believes all hair is good hair, so she has set out on a mission to help individuals feel empowered with their natural hair. Many hair products leave hair dry, stiff, and prone to breakage due to harmful alcohols and other toxic chemicals. Her products are free of all such ingredients so you can celebrate your natural hair.
Guachitas Creation is a mother daughter production. The brand is immigrant owned and proudly Mexican. They create one-of-a-kind beaded work and sewing creations. Reach out to Yuri on Instagram to custom order earrngs to match your favorite outfit!
Affouet Price created Hibisbloom to share our traditional West African food culture with the rest of the world for a blissful traditional experience with a glass hibiscus flower sip commonly known as Bissap. In Ivory Coast, like in most West African countries, it is the must have drink refresher after a long day of work, with a meal, at special occasions, happy-hours or for kid’s snack time popsicle. In West Africa, Hibiscus Flower tea brew is a cornerstone of every family and social events. If the Bissap is missing from your party you can be guaranteed that your guests will put in a request. Not only is the tea of the hibiscus flower very nutritious but it is packed with flavor you can’t get enough.
Founder Vanessa has been creating unique designs since her days as a member of the cheerleading team as Benson Polytechnic High School over ten years ago. From designing apparel for her cheer team to studying Graphic Design and Web Design in college, Vanessa had always dreamt owning her own design company. Earlier this year, she was able to turn that dream into a reality and Innocent Designs was born. Through Innocent Designs, Vanessa hopes step outside the box, spark conversation, and provide laughter, all while adding a personal touch that only she can bring.
Joey Rose Cardoso is a locally based-artist and designer who speciailizes in making wearable sculptures. Just Joey Rose’s line of jewelry are all made from a combination of leather, bone, and other organic materials that reflect the relationship between the body and natural world. She hopes to redefine the meaning of jewelry through this collection of wearable art, reflecting a sense of playfulness the effortlessly bold.
Born in Mexico City, Kanela Loranca is a sustainable concept designer living in Portland, and working on a slow fashion movement where the focus is quality over quantity. She says “Life is too short to be bored,” and experiments with prints and textures from painting techniques.
Imagineer of parent and child goods. Both of Nanami's grandmothers were homemakers and seamstresses. Nanami enjoys sewing because it brings her closer to her history and future. She now designs and builds reusable alternatives to throwaway culture from her home in Portland, Oregon.
Letra Chueca Press uses traditional machines and techniques to empower underrepresented communities. Through their conscious practices rooted in a culture that supersedes borders, they intertwine social justice with craft, and the printed word. From offering Spanglish greeting cards and political posters to collaborating alongside local artists and community organizations, our mission is to "deinvisibilize" through las medias of representation, printed by hand.
Lilia Berenice Hernandez Galusha is an artist, storyteller, and designer with an MFA from Oregon College of Art & Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art. They believe stories give them a better sense of humanity and a better understanding of others and themself.
Inspired by her daughter to embrace her natural, Black hair so that she could teach her girl to love her curls, she developed this line of natural hair care products without the mineral oils, petroleum, and parabens commonly found in Black hair products.
In ceramics, Michael Newsome has found a medium where all his worlds converge; his love of food, wine and travel. It is his aim to create soulful and functional wares that feel great to use while being beautiful to look at.
Noticing the heavy taste of processed sweeteners in commercial granolas, Nora wanted something healthier, something where you could actually taste the toasted nuts and grains — so she created her own. Over the past 20 years, Nora has been developing and perfecting the recipe for her slow-roasted, high-fiber granolas.
Olander Earthworks is a studio, co-founded by Andrew and Sarah who specializes in creating interactive, customizable multisensory art. With backgrounds in sculptures and painting, Andrew and Sarah handcrafts Wonderscapes and miniature zen gardens with the intention of bring delightful newness to people’s lives. This modern take on a zen tray allows you to roll patterns in sand, which can be both calming and therapeutic.
Growing in Moscow as an only child, Yana, like most children, loved chocolate. She had always dreamt of owning a chocolate company, so upon graduating from the University of Illinois with a Literature degree, Yana abandoned Chaucer and moved to Portland to pursue her for chocolate. After long days of culinary school and working as a pastry chef, Yana was finally able to make her dream reality: Only Child Chocolate Co.
Founder Reeba Daniel of R&ARIE is answering a call to action. She is determined to collaboratively build a holistic self care system powered by manufacturing small batch, minimal ingredient spa products ,small business collaborations and network.
Tanglewood Beverage Company was started by Ro Tam in 2013 inside of Either/Or's tiny 300 square foot cafe. The idea for making a Ginger Spiced Chai came from a serious love of fresh ginger and the spices used in her parents kitchen growing up. Making tea and spice combinations soon became an obsession which evolved into three more teas. They make each bottle by hand, one pot at a time, so you get the most delicious drink every single time.
Wapato Island Farm is a certified organic, woman-owned, 32-acre farm located on Wapato Island (Sauvie Island) in Portland, Oregon. They are committed to utilizing and teaching folk herbalism and farming practices to rediscover ancestral traditions and honor the Earth. They offer farm-grown herbal remedies and skill-sharing workshops that honor plants, traditional wisdom and folk healing practices to build community and foster cultural resiliency.