There’s no time like the present to support local businesses. With in-person artisan markets few and far between, we are happy to be able to support small businesses digitally as they share their talents with us all online. Enter the Support Local FL Digital Market! Monthly, we’ve introduced you to 20 Florida-based businesses who each have dished out special Support Local FL offers all weekend long.
With the holidays right around the corner, we are excited to welcome you to our final digital market of the year. Today (November 20th) through Sunday (November 22nd), get familiar with these 20 superstar artisans and get your holiday shopping done early by shopping small.
Carla Poma Jewelry is for the confident woman who loves to shine. Handcrafted using high-quality gemstones, silver, gold fill and brass. No two pieces are ever identical: every piece is unique to the woman who will choose it. Carla Poma, the woman behind the jewelry line, sees the world through colors, shapes and textures that catch her attention. Whether drawing inspiration from seashells at the beach or geometric lines in an architecturally interesting building, she then transforms the idea into a beautiful, sensuous, bold pieces of jewelry.
Imagine a Gang Gang working to create super fun gift ideas and a shop full of really cool art and things. Could such a place exist? Only in your mind maybe? You may think it’s too good to be true? Well, I’m here to tell you that Gifty GANG GANG is such a place! We are artists, makers, and thinkers always on the lookout for inspiring art and gifts to help you share celebrations, gratitude, and love. Our curated selection of super cute fun stuff will be ever-changing because we are always on the lookout and discovering new products and emerging artists, creating an endless celebration of individuality. And best of all, your purchase helps support small businesses and artists starting with Miami and beyond. We will always feel and appreciate your support! (That makes all of us feel good, doesn’t it?)
Ashley Williams, a Miami native, created Luscent Candle Co. months after the birth of her now three-year-old daughter. One (late) night as she breastfed her daughter, there was a sense of calm and peace within her as her bedroom was illuminated by a single candle. Following that moment, Ashley decided to start making candles and room sprays for her family and friends using 100% soy wax, essential oils, and non-toxic ingredients. Luscent Candle Co. candles are hand poured in small batches and intended to enhance your self-care routine.
Dade Plant Co. is a Miami-based online/pop-up plant shop that carries a limited supply of healthy and unique plants. Founded by two cousins, David and Pablo, whose love for bonsai and exotic tropical plants coincide. Our passion and connections created our company to provide you with access to distinct plants and products!
Cloud & Joy is a Miami-based low-calorie better-for-you ice cream with a rich, delicious taste. We’re low sugar (most flavors have no added sugar!), low fat & saturated fat, gluten and soy free, Non-GMO and with organic ingredients. Sustainably and ethically sourced, too — and we share a portion of every pint with Heifer International to support their mission to end global hunger and empower women and rural communities around the world. Our flavors star ingredients from artisan producers — including Florida makers like Keez Beez, GoDark Chocolate and The Chosen Bean.
Local Orlando Artist Alex Billeter has taken her love for art and focused it on working with epoxy when she started Resin with Billy. Alex creates functional pieces of art inspired by every Floridians true home, the ocean. Each piece of art is handmade and 100% unique. Alex recently partnered with a local female woodworker to create custom designs that can only be found here in Florida. She loves creating unique pieces and is starting a furniture line soon. By shopping local and making a purchase from Resin with Billy, you are supporting a local artist’s dream.
There’s two of us. We happen to be sisters. We happen to love coffee, high quality coffee. We love food, really great food. The SisterYard is an online coffee shop and a blog that tells the story of our food adventures while practicing sustainability and intuitive eating. Our coconut cold brew coffee is handmade in small batches and it is anything but traditional. It’s stronger than espresso yet smooth and nutty with caramel notes. It is brewed in fresh coconut water and toasted coconut shavings with organic coffee beans.
Munai is a handmade macrame collection of home decor, accessories and gifts created for a free spirited woman passionate about travel and authenticity. She has an easy, contemporary style who at all times makes a statement. Munai was inspired by the beautiful details from traditional costumes in Bolivia. Everything started in 2019, our wish is to grow providing opportunities to talented artisans from Bolivia to have better lifestyle opportunities and explore their innate creativity. Our pieces were designed in Miami, Florida by Melissa Lara.
UMA Ceramics is a woman-owned business working to value the time-honored traditions of Bolivia. They have been building relationships with small artisan families who have been honing their craft for generations. The pieces are created on the wheel and are meant to accompany reflection and ritual in the everyday. Slow down, give yourself a moment with hands cupped around one of these mugs, so you can show up balanced, inspired, and connected in everything that you do.
Astrolyszics is a black womxn owned business created out of the desire to share the journey of healing and tuning back into yourself with spiritual wellness tools. It began with my own crystal collection and now I collect and curate for everyone’s healing. Astrolyszics is here to remind you of your magic with crystals, incense, wearable affirmations, crystal jewelry, sage and so much more. Unlimit your elevation with Astrolyszics.
When I was seven years old, my neighbor Ma Mary used to ask me to do her hair. She would pay me fifty cents. She told me she prayed for me to go to America to do hair and make a lot of money, because I have a gift and in America people make a lot of money from their gifts. I came to America because of the civil war in my country, Liberia, West Africa. Here, a salon relaxed my hair, and I started losing my hair. After a year, I looked at myself in the mirror and told myself I had to stop relaxing my hair or I would be bald by age fifty. I started braiding my own hair while in college. My college mates liked it, and some of them asked me to do theirs, which led me to beauty school in 1996. In beauty school the product ingredients were unhealthy. I told myself that someday I would create a safe product for people’s hair. I believe I created my product line to nourish people’s hair from inside and out. I am Sayblee, a mother, a consultant, an inventor and a hair and scalp specialist.
Chelle’s Cutie Pies is the first company to commercially market white sweet potato pies. Our pies are made from Japanese sweet potatoes. We are 100% vegan and gluten free. We currently offer an assortment of flavors and we also offer diabetic friendly options. Our holiday spices used make our pies literally “Taste like Christmas!”
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Ola Moon is a tropical, beach inspired women’s resort wear line with vibrant colors, flowy silhouettes, and bold prints. Our clothes are perfect for transitions and use in a day or night setting. We want you to feel comfortable lounging by the pool in one of our designs, or throw on heels and chandelier earrings later and be a showstopper at a wedding or gala. The woman who wears Ola Moon is transported to a lavish vacation where she stars as the goddess – stunning, confident, strong, and sexy. Ola Moon strives to incorporate all of these energies and aesthetics, blending womanliness and earthiness and ease. We believe in quality over quantity and all of our garments are handmade in Miami Beach. We believe that this slower, more considered approach to luxury apparel is a stepping stone towards stopping the fashion industry’s abuse to our environment. We use dead stock fabrics to avoid them being dumped, and specialize in natural, biodegradable, environment friendly fabrics.
Happy Monkey is an eco-conscious toy store that focuses on educational toys, baby essentials & accessories from around the world. We support independent makers that care about the environment, their people and the safety in their products.
Lexi Jewelry is inspired by my love of nature and the Beach! Twelve years ago I had a dream to make jewelry and decided to pursue it full time! My creations are mostly Gemstones, Pearls & Shells Designed and Handmade with Love in Miami. Handcrafted, high quality pieces made with intention for you to wear everyday and on the beach! Perfect for layering or worn on their own! As a Mom Owned Small Shop made up of an All Woman Team, we hope you shop local this holiday season and bring that Miami sunshine to whoever wears our one-of-a-kind handmade pieces! Keep up with my creations on our Instagram @lexijewelry.
ANNAM grew out of a need to bring authentic and delicious home-cooked Indian food to the Miami area. Our recipes are not found in mainstream restaurants because they come from the kitchens of our mothers, aunts and grandmothers from the villages and big bustling cities of India. ANNAM is not a restaurant. We partner with local cultural institutions to craft unique pop-up events that examine the intersection of food, art and culture in Miami. All of our vegetarian dishes are homemade using traditional and locally sourced ingredients. Some are also vegan and gluten free. They are made by us, Anita & Mathew, with occasional help from our twin girls, Maaha & Surya.
My name is Jennifer and I own a local Miami bath and skin care shop, J’s Organics! I started this business during the quarantine because I realized I always loved indulging in self care and wanted to make products to help others enjoy the same thing! Well everything from body scrubs to aromatherapy products as well as skin care and products for men! Everything is created in small batches and handcrafted with love! Plus all of our products are vegan and cruelty free!
Minik Collection works with partners in Turkey to braid together ideas from the slow living and ethical fashion movements with Turkish folk craft and quality to produce a small collection of gorgeous handcrafted vintage home decor pieces and traditional textile items. In addition to offering a signature selection of small batch harem pants made from reclaimed fabrics, Minik Collection offers a variety of unique multifunctional daily clothing inspired by traditional Anatolian crafts and adapted for a Florida lifestyle.
Ever since I was a little girl in Cuba, I have been a bookworm. TheBookables was created to bring something new to the bookmark game. I work to turn any and all fandoms into hand illustrated and hand cut little pieces of art, laminated for durability.
Matilda Pops is the first gourmet dog popsicles based in Miami. We pride ourselves in creative delicious, all natural, organic treats that equate for both a great time with your pet and a snack that has your furry friend’s health at its utmost priority.
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