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Getting ready for Fall

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Getting ready for Fall

Oh, hey! I know it’s been awhile, but these hands have been busy! You see, like many makers and retailers, I’m getting ready for the Fall season.

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Sweetgreen Austin Launch: New Origin Shop x Chantal Strasburger Ceramics

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Sweetgreen Austin Launch: New Origin Shop x Chantal Strasburger Ceramics

         Sweetgreen photo via google  We're so excited to share a fun and ambitious project that we've been working on for the last month! When the folks at Sweetgreen (thanks, Stephanie!) reached out to us I couldn't believe it. Their team is planning to open its first Austin location (woot woot)! And in true Sweetgreen fashion, they're interested in featuring local artists, businesses, and partners—including yours truly and Chantal Strasburger Ceramics!  A little about Sweetgreen: "We’re Sweetgreen — our mission is to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. For us, that means sourcing from...

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Nest Newsletter Feature: 21 BIPOC-Founded Artisan Businesses to Shop & Support

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Nest Newsletter Feature: 21 BIPOC-Founded Artisan Businesses to Shop & Support

We're so grateful for the team at Nest for curating this resource of Black-Owned and BIPOC Businesses to Support. To view Nest's resource click here.   

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Meet The Maker: Jimmy Jackson, Owner of Flame Candle Co.

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Meet The Maker: Jimmy Jackson, Owner of Flame Candle Co.

We’re back for our third feature in our Meet The Maker series. This time, we’re talking with Jimmy Jackson, the co-owner of Flame Candle Co.—which is an Austin-local company. We love their candles—which are in constant use in home and office. Of course, their candles are available in our shop (restock +new arrivals coming soon because they’re awesome!).   As you already know, we have similar backgrounds when it comes to launching our own business. Can you share how and why you got started? Flame Candle Co. has always been something I was interested in creating because my true passion...

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FREEBIE: New Origin Shop Coloring Pages

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FREEBIE: New Origin Shop Coloring Pages

Look y'all, I'll be honest. 2020 has been a stressful year so far (to put it very, VERY lightly). There is A LOT going on right now, and I wouldn’t blame anyone for feeling some level of depression—I certainly am. I’ve been talking to family and friends and anxiety is in no short supply. To provide just a bit of a mental reprieve, we’ve sent care packages to our families that contain puzzles and coloring books. And you know what? It actually worked. It was a fun little activity to not think about and put pent-up energy towards.    We’ve already...

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