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Bagz ‘ n Bloom Review

July 24, 2014

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Denim Jewel Bag

Ready to get your sparkle, swank, and groove on?!  Inspired by beach cities with blue skies and endless sunshine, Sharon creates these bags filled with fun and flair!  Up-cycled denim pockets are used to create super functional, super fun bags.  They are available in every color of the rainbow.  They may be adorned with 6″ or 14″ fringe, 7″ gerber daisy flowers, tie dye backing, and Swarovski rhinestones.   The peace sign adornment is hand painted and glittered.   Cording strap is just over 1 yard long, and pocket includes a velcro closure.  This is perfect to fit a smartphone, id, credit cards, lipstick, and some cash.  It is the final touch on your ensemble for a night out on the town.  They make great gifts (think birthdays, holidays, bridesmaid gifts), are great for vacations and more!  Something fun and affordable about which your customers won’t have to think twice!

 

Register online here as a wholesale buyer (it’s free), and view this artisan’s wholesale line sheet today!  She has been in business over 25 years and sells to boutiques across the globe!

 

Denim Flower Bag

Denim Flower Bag

Denim Peace Bag

Denim Peace Bag

Lux Bath & Body Review

July 8, 2014

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Hand-poured Soy Candle

I introduce you to our top seller at our recent wholesale trade show in Chicago.  Lux Aromatica is a complete, handmade bath & body product line.  This comprehensive line presents beautifully with labeling art hand drawn by the business owner / creator herself.  This military wife is an example of a classic success story.  She took her 18 years of experience in candle-making from a craft fair hobby to a successful small business with product in nearly 50 retail shops and boutiques across the country…all the while remaining the sole candle maker in her business.

Her soy candles have a 50 hour burn time, and come in an amazing assortment of aromas.  All fragrances are designed in-house from essential oils.  Her cold process soap bars are handmade using exfoliants, emollients or other luxury ingredients such as clays, chocolate, wine, sea salt, fruits and more.

All products are available for wholesale purchase as singles for testing before placing an opening order.  Candle and lotion testers are recommended.  An offering of matching soaps and candles always creates more fluidity in product turnover, and it is recommended to have products grouped together in a display (making it easier to compare scents), and to display products in groups of 3.  This could be candles in 3 different scents; or 1 candle, 1 lotion, and 1 bar soap in the same scent, etc.

Kerensa designs the packaging in-house and her labels are professionally printed. Her recycled-fiber kraft tubes for candles and glassine bags for soaps are compostable and biodegradable.

The Lux Aromatica product line includes bar soaps, soy candles, hand/body lotions, and lip balms.  My personal favorite product is the “Natural Indulgence” lotion.  It is silky, smooth, non-greasy, with a beautiful and pleasant aroma that is not over-powering.

“Angelic” Handcrafted Soaps

May 6, 2014

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Coconut Lime Soap

Sensitive skin?  Problem areas? Anti-chemical?  Organic? Holistic? Earth-conscious?  Green?  These are just some of the words describing consumers who opt for handcrafted bath & body products.  Go ahead, read the ingredient list on the bar soap currently in your shower.  Do you know what all those scary sounding ingredients are?  Can you pronounce them?  Do you know they leach into your skin and what havoc they may wreak from there?

Dieshawn’s passion for hand-crafting bar soaps is evident in the quality of her products.  They smell amazing.  They feel succulent.  Dieshawn’s dedication is evident as she stays abreast of new techniques by attending annual conferences.  She continuously seeks out new raw materials that may further enhance her product line.

Ingredients used may include African Shea Butter, Palm Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Coconut Oil and scents from healthy, nutritious foods.

Plus, the Citrus Basil soap is ideal for men!

Bar soaps wholesale at $2.50 each, making for a very attractive and competitive retail price for a handcrafted soap.

Patchouli Orange Soap

Patchouli Orange Soap

Citris Basil Soap

Citris Basil Soap

Cherry Almond Soap

Cherry Almond Soap

Pet Accesory Review

April 5, 2014

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Dog Collar with Bow Tie

What is cuter that Fido strutting his stuff with flair, with personality?  All dogs are not created equal, so why have your pooch conform to all the other pups out there?  Let him be his unique self with these handmade dog collars, leads, bow ties and flower adornments.  Sarah offers a wide variety of fabrics from bold patterns to conservative styles.  Collars come in a wide variety of sizes, from XS to XL, and are priced accordingly.  Her product line can be seen in a handful of boutiques, including veterinary clinics and billion dollar retail giant Ace Hardware.

Dog Flower Collar

Dog Collar with Removable Flower

Tie Dye Dog Collar

Tie Dye Dog Collar

Superhero Dog Collar

Superhero Dog Collar

Dog Bow Tie

Dog Bow Tie

Abstract Fine Art Review

November 11, 2013

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"Be Funky" Abstract Painting

One need not be an art purveyor to appreciate the talent behind this line of fine art.  From the vibrant colors to the texture and depth, each piece will help the bearer tell a story, complete a vision.  Museum shops, galleries, home decor shops & design studios alike will find desire and purpose for this unique line of wholesale ready fine art.

We are proud to represent the original fine abstract art of Ryan O’Neill.  This Canadian artist is inspired by nature, urban graffiti, and many things in between.  Ryan has sold and shipped art all over the world, and sells in a variety of high-end gift stores, museum gift shops, design shops and specialty shops.  He has earned many accolades, including, but not limited to:

Winner of Talenthouse creative invite to collaborate with U2 as part of the 20th anniversary of Achtung Baby album.

Featured in a recently published book by Renee Rongen, Motivational Speaker.

Ryan’s Peace Painting was Recently Part of the See l Me Exhibition in New York.

His art has the ability to create an abstract art fan from an atypical buyer…perfect, eye-catching pieces to draw passers by into your shop.

"Candy" Abstract Painting

“Candy” Abstract Painting

"Flower" Abstract Painting

“Flower” Abstract Painting

"Pink" Abstract Painting

“Pink” Abstract Painting

“Gnarly” Vegan Bath & Body

September 27, 2013

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Hair Detangler

From the frozen tundra to the sunny beach,  Ashley & Nate’s travels always centered around their love of the outdoors.  Their desire for career freedom helped jump start their idea to create 100% vegan, cruelty-free bath & body products.  Their fun-loving nature is evident in their brand name.  From hair products to keep one’s hair clean or curls bouncing, to flavorful lip balms, to minimal ingredient body sprays, this full product line not only offers many daily essentials, but also provides a fun and attractive product display.

Products are only tested on humans.  Packaging comes from recycled paper.  Passion comes from love of Mother Earth.

Beach Waves

Beach Waves

Register online as a wholesale buyer to receive access to the vendor’s wholesale line sheet, including the link to their brand new website!

Lip Balm

Lip Balm

Sudsy Shampoo

Sudsy Shampoo

Body Spray

Body Spray

Felted Wool Slipper Review

August 23, 2013

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Felted Wool Slippers, Pink

Awesomeness…straight from Kyrgyzstan!  Nurbek handcrafts these felted wool slippers with clear expertise and care, using 100% sheep wool. They are extremely comfortable and warm…but not too warm. The unique, oriental detailing is done by hand, and is a treat in-and-of itself.  The natural wool material breathes easily, is eco-friendly and biodegradable. The interior surface organically absorbs perspiration…so no more stinky, sweaty feet!  These slippers are unique, functional, and special.  They are great for gifts, the holidays, men, women, and yourself!

Felted Wool Slippers

Felted Wool Slippers, Blue

Felted Wool Slippers, Orange

Felted Wool Slippers, Orange

Felted Wool Messenger Bag Review

June 27, 2013

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Silken Swirl Messenger Bag

Sheep vs. Alpaca…both win in this wool contest!  Lucy’s handmade felted wool messenger bags are unbelievable.  From the quality craftsmanship, to the complementary strap fabrics, to the minute details of hardware, interior construction, and labeling, these are true statement pieces.  A one-of-a-kind find with which the shop down the street surely cannot compete, they are as functional as they are attractive.

Straps are adjustable.  Bags are embellished with floral motifs or simple stripes, and lined with 100% cotton duck.  They have hidden magnetic closures or metal clip closures, and contain 1 or 2 large inner pockets.  Organic wool is available.

Custom orders and additional styles available upon request.

…But it doesn’t stop there…

Lucy’s elegant Alpaca Cuffs are designed to evoke an edgy, bohemian feel.  They are hand knit and felted from 100% baby alpaca, and embellished with 100% wool roving.  They are warm without being bulky, and are perfect for layering, texting, photography and more. These cuffs were featured in Vogue UK, where they were chosen as one of the Must Have Fashion Accessories for November 2012, and one of This Seasons Hottest Finds for December 2012.

..Lastly…

Lucy’s Eco Silk Infinity Scarf is hand knit from 100% reclaimed silk.  Yarn used is free trade and fair wage from India.  Scarves are offered in a wide array of popular colors.

Order 3 different product types from one artisan, and have a lot of exciting new inventory in stock for fall!

Register online for free to receive complimentary access to Lucy’s wholesale line sheet.

Organic Felted Wool Messenger Bag

Organic Felted Wool Messenger Bag

Felted Wool Explorer Bag

Felted Wool Explorer Bag

Felted Wool Messenger Bag

Felted Wool Messenger Bag

Alpaca Cuffs

Alpaca Cuffs

Eco Silk Infinity Scarf

Eco Silk Infinity Scarf

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