One of my favorite things about my job is scouting for independent artists and designers. I try to buy from small businesses as much as I can, not to mention include them in my writing.
This was one of the reasons I was so happy to discover Great.ly – a platform for independent designers to showcase their work and for "tastemakers" to curate that work into online boutiques. Think Etsy meets KEEP meets Pinterest.
I spent some time a few weekends back working on my boutique, and I'm pleased as punch to show off a few of my favorite finds with you lovely folks today:
It's important to note that while all of the pieces are sold by independent designers, many (if not all) are also completely handmade, making them that much more unique and special. Now the only trick is to stop myself from buying everything in my own boutique.