Sustainable Gifts for Art Appreciators
Katie Gong: This innovative San Francisco artist creates authentic steam bent sculptures and woodwork. Inspired by the physical beauty of the California landscape, Katie has often said that she hadn't really found her medium until she started bending wood. We love a woman who finds her calling.
Table Knot $75: A versatile piece of decor that will add beauty throughout a home or special event. This art object is perfect for displaying on a shelf or layering on top of a design book. The unique knot is also a creative option napkin wrap for elegant holiday dinners.
Small Knots $95: Using innovative steaming techniques, these Small Knots are carefully crafted to make beautiful wood sculptures. Available in 12 different options, each piece while small in stature, offers a bold presence in any space.
Scout Dunbar: A Tucson-based visual artist who captures the magic of the world around us through her whimsical interpretations of the natural spaces we all hold dear. Scout grew up in a family of female artists and her passion lies in making art that ignites the human spirit.
Road to Reno Print $65: Inspired by Taos, New Mexico (one of my personal favorite places on earth). Made with pigment ink on textured archival cotton rag paper.
Laurie Ann Art: Laurie Ann is an acrylic fine art painter and educator living in Phoenix, AZ. Laurie Ann creates her pieces in her kitchen studio with the help of her sweet pup, Hazel. The desert landscape inspires her exploration of colors and textured materials. You can shop her lovely art prints in store at Thread Spun.
Gifts for the Witchy Goddesses
Serpent and Bow: Rachel Blodgett (she/her) is an artist and poetic spellcrafter from Santa Rosa, California. Working with natural materials and visual magic, Serpent & Bow explores transformative and liberatory embodiment through the creation, wear, and use of ritual artworks.
Home Charm: Anatomical Heart II $48: Handprinted anatomical heart on natural marigold and fig leaf dyed hemp/silk cloth. Adorned with vintage metallic ribbon, lavender ruffle, gold glass star, and black lace.
Marigold + Coreopsis Sun Bra and Briefs $62-$68: Organic cotton and lycra bralettes and high cut briefs, dyed rich golden yellow by garden grown marigold and coreopsis flowers. Handprinted in ombré magenta/plum/black textile inks, with elderflower, sun, crescent moons, and draped leafy garlands.
Anima Mundi: This healing apothecary was founded by herbalist and medicine maker, Adriana, who moved to Brooklyn from Costa Rica with a mission to bridge remedies from native people within Central and South America to modern day needs and imbalances.
Dream Tea $22: This formula is composed of relaxing plants, also known as nervines, such as organic Skullcap, Blue Lotus, Passionflower and Kava Kava; Accompanied by restorative adaptogens, like Ashwagandha and Tulsi.
Calm Tea $20: This is an exquisite and effective herbal tea for those dealing with stress, anxiety and symptoms of trauma. Contains essential nervines - nervous system decompressors - that are known to greatly relax the system.
Punkwasp: Made by Badass Women for Badass People. Handmade items designed in California by Carrie Marill and made by hand in her SoCal studio.
Blue Lace Luna Necklace $160: Bathe in the cooling harmony of delicate blue lace agate beads and the dainty beam of a half-moon charm. From Punkwasp's Power Collection - one of a kind pieces designed to energetically align you with your highest self.
Unearth: Homewares crafted in a woman-run studio, this brand is basically a coven bringing magic with their minimal, useful goods. Bring the warmth to your witchy one with heirloom quality stoneware.
Luna Incense Burner $160: Spark up this delightful mini chiminea to set a soulful vibe or cast spells from the bathtub while howling at the moon. Interior is handpainted black and clay is sourced from the American southwest.
Gifts for the Crafty Hearts
Sew Loka: A Chicano fashion designer and a local San Diegan, Claudia Rodríguez-Biezunski was introduced to sewing at a very young age by her immigrant parents. Claudia sews and creates unique and edgy pieces from upcycled materials. You can visit Claudia's sewing studio and shop her unique pieces in the vibrant and beautiful community of Barrio Logan. She also offers sewing lessons and group workshops. Sign us up!
Image Courtesy of Sew Loka
SL "Ride or Die" Psychedelic Cropped Tee $45: Cropped tee made with upcycled fabric and recycled vintage fabric patch. Cropped & Sewed by Claudia. Bleached & dyed by Manny, Claudia's husband.
Anemone VT: Ashley Seville, a self-taught sewist who lives in Vermont, is passionate about slow and sustainable fashion, bringing new life to old things, and thrives on the opportunity to create something beautiful yet functional that can be loved and appreciated.
One-of-a-Kind: Four in a Nine Patch Liner Jacket $525: Made from a vintage cotton quilt that is both hand-pieced and quilted, this one of a kind jacket is lightweight and yet, it'll still do a great job at keeping one warm. Knowing no one else in the world will have this exact jacket gives it that little extra touch of specialness.
One-of-a-Kind: 9 Patch Tote Bag $295: This tote bag is the answer for work, life, the beach, picnics, commuting, school, and/or snacks galore! Features a 16 Patch pattern quilt on the outside complete with two fully lined outer pockets, a waxed canvas bottom panel for durability that will age beautifully over time, and leather straps that will soften with time.
Softpaw Vintage: Textile artist, Taylor Randal, resides on her farm in Northern California and creates small batches of handmade clothing and accessories made from vintage textiles.
Image courtesy of Soft Paw Vintage
Table Cloth Top $100: A vintage table cloth turned into a simple top.
Convivial: Now a full-scale design and production studio but began as a one woman operation with a ceramic wheel in her garage. Now she employs fellow creatives to bring beautiful tablescapes and garden goods to life. When creatives thrive, whole communities are brought to life. We are all about it!
Convivial Ikebana Vase No. 2 $90: Gift the Japanese art of flower arranging to your creative companion. This vase comes with a kenzan to keep flower stalks right where you place them. Available at Thread Spun or via their site.
Gifts for the Adventurous Spirits
Fahari Bazaar: A gorgeous eye-popping brand for the world traveler who can’t help but stand out in the crowd. Fahari is the change maker behind the brand who uplifts women in her native Tanzania by providing well-compensated and reliable sewing jobs. Contemporary and small batch clothing is designed in Chatham New York and then hand dyed and sewn by skilled artisans in Tanzania. Gift your adventure seeker a timeless piece that is born by an adventure of its own.
Baba Hoodie $205: A statement piece that can layer & travel with you anywhere - designed with the intention to fit loosely to allow room for movement, layering and airflow. Made from 100% cotton Batiki fabric sourced directly from individual women artists who handprint and hand-dye them in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Rioba Fanny $60: Available in various patterning, these bags are perfect for on the go. With one roomy main compartment & two pockets, you'll be set with everything you need for the day as you're running out the door. Crafted from Batiki cotton just like the rest of their pieces.
Osei-Duro: There’s nothing cookie cutter about any piece made by Osei-Duro. Headquartered in Ghana, Osei-Duro is set on transforming the fashion landscape by sourcing and producing sustainably via small scale artisans. Gift the adventurous spirit in your life a unique garment with true soul due to the many hands that made it from scratch.
Fuga Flight Suit $220: Not only are their prints eye catching, so are their styles. With an easy fit through the torso & tapered sleeves & legs, this flight suit has been a proven hit throughout all seasons.
Stricta Turtleneck $160: See what I mean about their eye catching patterns? The color in this one is beyond, and the top is even comfortable and stretchy to boot!
The Highlands Foundry: Cue *audible gasp* upon unwrapping a gift by Highlands Foundry. Creations are made from vintage and sometimes even historic textiles that are fashioned into the next century as durable totes, romantic kimonos and rugged outerwear. A signature heirloom is what you can be sure to gift when you selected a Highlands Foundry piece to your free spirit- no matter how light they pack.
Crochet + Jacquard Haori Jacket $395: A one of a kind piece made from a vintage fringe blanket from the 1940's.
Yarrow Goods: Personalize your heartfelt gift to the trailblazer on your list. Yarrow Goods create basics that will last a lifetime. Made entirely in California, you can be sure the baseball caps and crewnecks are quality and meant to last as long as they’re in style (forever).
The Ranger Unisex Tee $40: A silky soft tee that'll go with anything and everything. As Yarrow Goods put it, it's guaranteed to bring joy to anyone who wears it.