Christmas 1969. Seventeen-year-old Mike Kittredge, too broke to buy his mother a present, melted some crayons to make her a candle. A neighbor saw it and convinced Mike to sell the candle to her. With that small stake, he bought enough wax to make two candles - one for his mom, and another to sell. That was the birth of Yankee Candle.
The Good Bead was founded on the idea that jewelry crafted with love and purpose can do a lot of good in the world. Today, they continue to honor this belief. Every collection from The Good Bead is created to fulfill the many desires of our consumers. From the simple pleasures of being fashionable to the uplifting joy of wearing jewelry that supports a social cause.
Crabtree & Evelyn was founded in 1972 by Cyrus Harvey. Initially a small, family run business, the first store specialised in fine soaps sourced from around the world. Today the Crabtree & Evelyn product range comprises fragrances, bath and shower gels, soaps, home spa products, body lotions, hand creams and home fragrance. The ethos of the company remains, seeking out the most beneficial ingredients inspired by nature to create a range of products which make a world of difference. A blend of the very best of nature and science coupled with tradition and innovation.
Wind & Fire Jewelry elevates the art of eco-sustainable jewelry to new heights. Their core values are established in social, economic and environmental responsibility. Made in the USA from recycled brass, their jewelry collections are finished with antique gold or antique silver. They place meaningful, distinctive and beautifully familiar icons on their items to symbolize aspects of the wearer’s personality and values.
While on vacation in March of 1982, Patricia and Barbara were awaiting a flight in Atlanta when they noticed a definite lack of feminine-looking luggage. The longtime friends wasted no time in correcting this situation. Within weeks, these dynamic women had created a company, named after Barbara's mother, capable of marketing and manufacturing their cleverly designed products. The demand for these unique handbags and luggage items has grown and so has Vera Bradley, which is now nationally and internationally recognized.
In the late 1960s, there were two high-school sweethearts living in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles – Jerry Kohl and Terri Kravitz. They met, fell in love and started their own specialty store while they were still in high school. Each day when class ended, they opened their store selling T-shirts and leather goods to their classmates. After graduating in 1969, they operated their store full-time. By leaps and bounds beyond their original vision, Jerry and Terri's dream continued to grow. Today there are over 160 Brighton Collectibles stores and the company’s concern for its customers, consumers and employees extends from Brighton Headquarters and the stores that carry Brighton into the world nearby and around the globe.
Spartina 449 is a Hilton Head Island-based women’s handbag and accessory company. Designed locally, our high-quality linen and leather products are made to reflect the color and beauty of Daufuskie Island and the Lowcountry with a collection of handbags, accessories and jewelry.
Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each Willow Tree® sculpture. Using family and friends as models, Susan tries to capture a moment in time, or express a feeling. Pieces are cast from her original carvings, and then individually painted by hand. Softly washed colors, carved and metal accents, and representative icons of nature mark Susan's work. The Willow Tree line has grown to encompass those sentiments that we most want to express. To our friends, to our family, to our teachers; to those near and dear, to those far away.
Lilly sold boxes of oranges to all of the kitchen staffs in Palm Beach. But soon she decided she needed a home for her business (and Peter decided that he may need to start charging his wife for those oranges). If you've heard it once you know the rest, it all started with a juice stand...in the Vias off of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. From messy dresses to a colorful shift - Lilly's life changed forever when her shifts started selling more than her juice.