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Discover some locally grown innovations in your own backyard!

August 14, 2020 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Made Here

Showcasing different small businesses across South Carolina and surrounding areas, Made Here explores what makes each town great. Check out the series to get to know your neighbors and discover some locally grown innovations in your backyard. Charleston Hemp Company:...

Made Here | What the Fries?!

July 31, 2020 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
What the Fries Food Truck

What the Fries is a food truck that serves the Charlotte area. Co-owners Jamie Barnes and Gregory Williams started the food truck 5 years ago, after entering a food truck show on Food Network . Both Barnes and Williams have chef backgrounds and decided it was the perfect...

Made Here | Natural soap for manly men

May 26, 2020 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
K Bar Soap

K Bar Soap Co. is a veteran-owned soap company based in Clover , South Carolina. Owner Chris McKinney makes "natural soap for manly men" and explains that one day, the idea for creating his brand just "clicked." He says, "Every time I'd go into a store, I'd see these...

Made Here | Small businesses struggle due to COVID-19

March 25, 2020 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Baker Farm in Rock Hill, SC

COVID-19 concerns are causing small businesses to undergo a significant financial burden. It is therefore more important now, than ever, to shop local and support the community. Made Here is a digital series that explores small business in South Carolina and surrounding...

Made Here | Cosmosis Stones

January 17, 2020 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Crystals at Cosmosis Stones

Cosmosis Stones is a Charlotte-based jewelry company. Owner Brianna Daniels uses both copper and crystals when making her jewelry. Of choosing her materials, she says, "Through the practice of meditatively wrapping crystals, I got a better understanding of the function of...

Made Here | Mrs. Fakley's Fun Felt Food

November 27, 2019 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Mrs. Fakley's Fun Felt Food

Mrs. Fakley's Fun Felt Food sells realistic play food for children. It is based in Gastonia, North Carolina, but is available all throughout the Carolinas. Growing up on the North Carolina/South Carolina border and completing her undergraduate degree at Winthrop University...

Made Here | Some Glassie Ladies!

September 19, 2019 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Glassie Ladies

Glassie Ladies is a stained glass store in Columbia, South Carolina. They sell stained glass sheets as well as offer stained glass, mosaic, and fused glass classes. The owner, Pat Stone, explains her passion for stain glass. She says, "Art comes from your imagination and I...

Made Here | Goat Yoga

July 29, 2019 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Goat Yoga at the White Home in Rock Hill, SC

Critter Creek Farm raises Fainting Goats and Nigerian Dwarf Goats, as well as farms flowers full-time. On top of that, Critter Creek Farm 's Terri Gustin decided to jump on the Goat Yoga train three years ago. She made that decision after her children had gone off to...

Made Here | Juvenile Justice System Youth Create and Sell Original Work

July 23, 2019 - Posted in Business by RoseCatherine James
Art created by Juvenile Justice System Youths.

The Department of Juvenile Justice's Store of Hope sells products made by young people who are involved with the juvenile justice system. DJJ's Broad River Road campus includes six work-study programs for youth who have obtained a high school diploma or a G.E.D. and are in...

Made Here | Ceramics - and More!

July 9, 2019 - Posted in Business by RoseCatherine James
Ceramics and More studio

Ceramics and More is a family-owned and operated walk-in studio offering ceramics, canvases, and clay hand building. The business was previously owned by Jennifer Elkins’ in-laws, before they passed it down to her family in 2017. Ceramics and More offers something for...

Made Here | Family Business Creates Handmade Baskets

June 20, 2019 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Handmade

Handmade is a family-owned and operated basket-making company that has existed for over 20 years. The business was previously owned by Jeff Long's mother and father, before being passed down to him and his wife, Becca, during his parents' retirement. Becca says, "Working...

Made Here | All-Natural Extracts

June 17, 2019 - Posted in Business by RoseCatherine James
Excellent Extracts

Excellent Extracts is a small business in Rock Hill, S.C. that makes food-safe extracts for cooking, baking, drinks, and more. Owner Casandra Merwin describes how her passion for living a clean, healthy lifestyle came when her stepson entered her life. She explains, “Before...

Made Here | Sustainable Wall Decor

June 3, 2019 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
Wildly Urban Wall Decor

Wildly Urban is a company that creates hand-crafted air plant decor using reclaimed wood and salvaged leather. Owner Carrie Gordon discusses her passion for sustainability. She explains, "I came up with this idea after my husband started his business and we had a lot of...

Made Here | Hand-made Quilts

May 3, 2019 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Cannon
The Quilted Rose Co.

The Quilted Rose Co. is a company that specializes in the creation of hand-made quilts. Business owner Ruth Hong began quilting when she was thirteen years old, and opened her quilt shop shortly after graduating from high school. One of her customers, Shelley Boomhower,...

Made Here | The Beverage-Filled Tote Bag

February 20, 2019 - Posted in Business 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...

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