Seattle Handmade Gifts for Archi Lovers & Friends
There are many talented artists in the Seattle area that sell goods but it can be difficult to search and find them. Here are a few local, small businesses in the Seattle area, run by women that I have a huge crush on! If you've been looking for small businesses to shop from this holiday season, here is a list to help get you started!
Bespoke, Handmade Clothing: A.Oei Studio
Website: https://www.aoei-studio.com/ | Woman-owned | AAPI
Modern silhouettes and clean lines. There are so many amazing styles to choose from, and I have so many favorites including the Kimono V neck, the Bell Cheongsam Top, and the Windbreaker in Rust! Specializing in made to measure, bespoke clothing made from beautiful fabrics, Angeline even offers redesigning your wedding dress into modern pieces!
Sustainable Handbags: Sea + Pine
Website: https://seaandpinedesigns.com/ | Woman-owned | AAPI
Made from vegan leathers including cactus leather! Beautiful, clean lined designs that are useful and multi-functional. Jenny’s designs are super versatile like this backpack that is also a tote! Currently crushing on the Modern Traveler Backpack, Executive Tote, and the Modern Caryall Tote.
Unique Architectural Jewelry: STUDIYO Jewelry
Website: https://www.studiyojewelry.com | Woman-owned | AAPI
Modern pieces made of stainless steel make these sleek designs waterproof! Local designer Diana draws inspiration from architecture and interiors and uses recycled metals to make her ultra lightweight pieces. I might be biased but current faves include the CATENA Earrings, GALA Earrings, and the Tools Charm Necklace!SHOP FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS!
Modern Minimalist Ceramics: Jennifer Spring Ceramics
Website: https://www.jenniferspringceramics.com | Woman-owned
Gorgeous, mostly black and white, small batch ceramics. Meticulously hand carved pieces with yummy textures that are made to match your home decor. Jennifer releases pieces in small batches every 4-6 weeks so make sure to check her website regularly!
By the Fire: Bookends Quilting
Website: https://bookendsquilting.com/ | Woman Owned
Perfect for snuggle weather, these quilts give all the geometric, cozy feels. Steph’s handmade quilts not only look super comforting but are also so aesthetically pleasing! I also hear she might be releasing patterns next year!
Literal Fire: Lulumiere
Website: https://lulumiere.com/ | Woman Owned | AAPI
If you are someone who always needs a candle burning like I do, check out Linda's candles! She has an amazing assortment of candles and shower steamers and her packaging is so cute! She just opened a physical brick and mortar store that I am dying to visit. Currently crushing on the Aloha Signature Candle!
Plant Things: Hemleva
Website: https://hemleva.com/ | Woman-owned | AAPI
For my indoor plant lovers! If you live in the Seattle area and haven’t heard about Hemleva, I’d be surprised. Samantha makes the cutest and most gorgeous pins, air plant mobiles, and rainbow suncatchers. She also offers a wealth of knowledge in plant care and genuinely seems like the nicest person!
Speaking of Plants: Fringe
Website: https://www.modernfringe.com/ | Woman-ownedWalking into Taylor's store is like walking into an interior designer's indoor jungle! Her shop in Belltown is always stocked full of beautiful plants, objects, and the space is so aesthetically pleasing. Plus, she usually has her friendly dog, Gwen with her!