Cool Vendor Collaborations
We consider our vendors family (several haven’t missed a show since our 2009 launch).
Over the years, many of them have collaborated on projects whether it be a dog collar company tapping a textile designer for unique fabrics or a jewelry designer leaning on a photographer’s lens for her website.
These connections make us so warm and fuzzy inside (cheesy, but true). Afterall, supporting, promoting and encouraging these artists is what we’re all about!
This winter, two sets of vendors have released new collections that make us weak in the knees.
GAIA Empowered Women and Kristin Miller Jewelry have joined forces to release a stunning clutch bag collection featuring tassels decorated with gem charms (think labradorite, malachite, and more) cast in bronze.
“Kristin and I met at a market we did together a year ago and both became instant fans of each other’s work. She reached out shortly after with the idea to collaborate on an accent piece for one of our handmade bags,” says Paula Minnis, founder of GAIA, a lifestyle brand handmade by resettled refugee women in Dallas. “I had been brainstorming about a new clutch with a more elevated design, and her hand-cast bronze charms were the perfect complement to take the clutches to the next level.”
The clutches, which also feature gorgeous vintage textiles, are $188 and are available at gaiaforwomen.com.
Meanwhile artist Paige Davidson (read all about her here) and LemonGlaze’s Carmen Aberasturi (her story here) have been show buddies for years. Paige is such a fan of Carmen’s glazed pots that she carries them in her Gainesville boutique.
In November the pair teamed up to create a bowl collection that Carmen makes and fires featuring Paige’s glazed watercolor designs.
“We were thrilled with the results and kept the bowls from our first firing for ourselves,” says Paige. “We made the second batch available to our customers the week of Christmas. They were an immediate hit and we are looking forward to really developing the collection this year and bringing them to Flea Style’s spring event.”
The bowls (which feature imagery — cactus, sea life, florals — that highlight themes in Paige’s artwork and Carmen’s interests) are exclusively available at Paige Davidson Gallery located at 205 S. Commerce in Gainesville, Texas and the spring Flea Style Dallas event.