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MADE HERE | The Beverage-Filled Tote Bag

February 20, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Kaitlyn Cannon
Swankey Tote Bag

The Swankey is a fully-functioning tote bag that has a cooler compartment. The creator, Tracey Luebbers from Lake Wylie, explains how she came up with the idea. She says, "I came up with the idea in 2011 and headed to our community pool one afternoon. I was carrying a tote...

MADE HERE | Homemade Wreaths

February 4, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Kaitlyn Cannon
Shavon's Creations Wreaths

Shavon's Creations is a craft business based in Sumter, South Carolina. When discussing the products she sells, Shavon Turner, owner of Shavon's Creations, says "Pretty much, if you bring me an idea, I can do it." Her mission for her business is "just to create something...

Let’s Go! | S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Tabitha Safdi
S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Founded in 1896, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is the third oldest museum in the state. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present. “History is about people,” says Joe Long, Curator of...

Let’s Go! | H. L. Hunley

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Tabitha Safdi
H. L. Hunley

The Civil War-era was one of industrious innovation and sweeping economic and cultural change. On February 17th, 1864, the H. L. Hunley became the first successful combat submarine in world history with the sinking of the USS Housatonic. After completing her mission, she...

Let’s Go! | Woodrow Wilson Family Home

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Tabitha Safdi
Woodrow Wilson Home

The Woodrow Wilson Family Home is South Carolina's only remaining presidential site. The home is now a museum featuring the history of Reconstruction. The home was built in 1871 when, at the age of 14, “Tommy” Woodrow Wilson and his family moved to Columbia. According to...

Let’s Go | Mann-Simons Site

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Tabitha Safdi
Mann-Simons Site

On the corner of Marion and Richland streets in downtown Columbia stands the Mann-Simons site. The Mann-Simons Site was a collection of commercial and domestic spaces owned and operated by the same African American family from at least 1843 until 1970. Only one house stands...

MADE HERE | Stone Ground Southern Grits

January 29, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Kaitlyn Cannon
Grits at Geechie Boy Mill

Geechie Boy Mill is a mill in Edisto Island, South Carolina that supplies markets and restaurants around the country with their heirloom crops and small batch grits. Owner of Geechie Boy Mill , Greg Johnsman, believes preserving history when making grits is important. He...

OUR TOWN | Bluffton

January 24, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Charles Dymock
Bluffton

“Bluffton is a community of families,” says local historian Constance Martin-Witter. Located in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, this once square mile town is growing now more than ever. Bluffton’s “Old Town” full of shops, boutiques, and restaurants with fresh seafood. The...

MADE HERE | Locally Grown Hemp

January 15, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Kaitlyn Cannon
Charleston Hemp Company product

Charleston Hemp Company is a company that produces cannabidiol (CBD) products in Ridgevile, South Carolina. Charleston Hemp Company both grows and processes their hemp products. David Bulick, CEO of Charleston Hemp Company, explains that his first introduction to the hemp...

MADE HERE | Haute and Baubled

January 8, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios by Kaitlyn Cannon
Haute and Baubled gemstones

Melissa Turner's jewelry business Haute and Baubled is a play on the popular phrase "Hot and Bothered." When discussing how she makes her jewelry, Melissa says, "When I'm picking out gemstones, I like to say that they speak to me when I pick them out...I've got to be able...

MADE HERE | Fine Woodworking and Unique Art

December 18, 2018 - Posted in Digital Studios by Kaitlyn Cannon
Moonglow Fine Woodcrafts piece

Philip DeCarlo of Moonglow Fine Woodcrafts has been doing fine woodworking for 31 years. He says he loves working wood because "each piece of wood is unique." He compares people buying his work to being a musician, saying, "It brings me back to the day when I was a musician...

MADE HERE | Candles of the Carolinas

December 11, 2018 - Posted in Digital Studios by Kaitlyn Cannon
Lou Moon Candles

Austin and Chris Lange of Lou Moon Candle Co. are a wife and husband team who set to create sustainable, hand-made candles that are reminiscent of their favorite parts of the Carolinas. Chris says, "All of the scents have unique names. Each one is supposed to kind of evoke...

MADE HERE | What "Homegrown" Really Means to Baker Farm

December 4, 2018 - Posted in Digital Studios by Kaitlyn Cannon
Baker Farm Crochet Items

The Lowrance Family bought Baker Farm in 2006. Neither Allen Lowrance or Sarah Lowrance came from farming families, but agreed it'd be "a nice way to raise the girls." Now about 12 years later, Sarah says "My favorite part is probably seeing my kids' enjoyment of it." Their...

MADE HERE | Random Homemade Stuff

November 27, 2018 - Posted in Digital Studios by Kaitlyn Cannon
Rockin' Rags handmade items

Rockin' Rags , random homemade stuff, was created in 2010 when Diane Cranford launched her Etsy page. She uses a lot of recycled fabric, saying she will create using "anything I find out there that needs a new home." Of small businesses in the area, Cranford says "I think...

ORIGINAL SC | Recording Artist Kevin “Big Redd” Felder

October 12, 2018 - Posted in Digital Studios by Tabitha Safdi
Kevin Felder

“Whatever you want to happen in your life, help make it happen for somebody else…and it will happen for you.” Columbia native, Kevin Felder, started writing songs as a middle-schooler. Today, his music can be heard internationally. Through the ministry of Christian rap, Big...

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