BRIKA is a new online shopping site that features makers—artisans and designers—of modern craft by sharing their stories alongside their products with the hope of creating a connection between buyer and maker. The site’s founders hope to celebrate the value following one’s passions and building a beautiful life through well-crafted, everyday objects. I’ve been making note of some favorites.
Mariah Rich, for example, makes beautiful leather clutches, hand-cutting, sewing, and finishing them in her Portland Studio. After eight years of designing leather goods for other big fashion companies, she broke out on her own.
(Sidenote: I really need to come up with more occasions to travel light, and carry just a clutch. So beautiful.)
And Kristen Lombardi of Manimal makes the most adorable baby shoes. She found a Boy Scout’s manual at her local library that had a chapter on how to make moccasins; she sewed her first pair and was hooked.
BRIKA is offering a $15 credit to all new customers who sign up through this link.
(Which means that this infinity scarf–that artist Annie Duong made with her own daughters in mind–will cost under $10.)
This is a sponsored post. Thanks to BRIKA for supporting Hither & Thither.