MEET THE MAKERS

COTTON AND WAX CANDLE CO.   Small batch home fragrance company based in Fredericksburg, VA. Founded on a desire to handcraft quality American made products that bring joy to others lives through the unique power of scent. With a lineup of soy candles, reed diffusers, and incense, we create a feeling a nostalgia through our collection of fresh unisex scents. Each scent is inspired… inspired by an amazing adventure, a childhood memory, or simply the great outdoors. Scents of a life well lived.  We also want it to be about more than just creating & selling a product. Starting with the first candle ever sold, 10% of profits have been - and always will be – donated to the support of animal rescue.

COTTON AND WAX CANDLE CO.

Small batch home fragrance company based in Fredericksburg, VA. Founded on a desire to handcraft quality American made products that bring joy to others lives through the unique power of scent. With a lineup of soy candles, reed diffusers, and incense, we create a feeling a nostalgia through our collection of fresh unisex scents. Each scent is inspired… inspired by an amazing adventure, a childhood memory, or simply the great outdoors. Scents of a life well lived.

We also want it to be about more than just creating & selling a product. Starting with the first candle ever sold, 10% of profits have been - and always will be – donated to the support of animal rescue.

CRUDE BITTERS & SODAS   North Carolina's first cocktail bitters company, est. 2012  Crude boasts a creative array of hand-crafted cocktail bitters and shrub syrup concentrates for both the professional and cocktail enthusiast.  Their line is crafted in small batches from 100% maceration in organic, non-GMO alcohol, with no glycerin, chemicals or dyes. Glass pots or wood barrels are used exclusively in the storage and aging of our products.  Visit them in the Artisan Market, and catch them on the BrewU Education Stage!

CRUDE BITTERS & SODAS

North Carolina's first cocktail bitters company, est. 2012

Crude boasts a creative array of hand-crafted cocktail bitters and shrub syrup concentrates for both the professional and cocktail enthusiast.

Their line is crafted in small batches from 100% maceration in organic, non-GMO alcohol, with no glycerin, chemicals or dyes. Glass pots or wood barrels are used exclusively in the storage and aging of our products.

Visit them in the Artisan Market, and catch them on the BrewU Education Stage!

HAPPY-HAVEN   I am the owner of Happy-Haven. I am a single mom of 5 children. My life is crazy at times, but in the midst of everything God has made me face during this lifetime, he has guided me to start this business and follow my passion. Exciting things are coming and I cannot wait to share them with you! I have always wanted my own business and I am passionate about clothes and fashion. At a point not to long ago, I just felt like this was my calling and I took the step of faith and became a business owner. Happy-Haven will be selling bohemian style clothing and accessories online and at a local shop in the Richmond area.

HAPPY-HAVEN

I am the owner of Happy-Haven. I am a single mom of 5 children. My life is crazy at times, but in the midst of everything God has made me face during this lifetime, he has guided me to start this business and follow my passion. Exciting things are coming and I cannot wait to share them with you! I have always wanted my own business and I am passionate about clothes and fashion. At a point not to long ago, I just felt like this was my calling and I took the step of faith and became a business owner. Happy-Haven will be selling bohemian style clothing and accessories online and at a local shop in the Richmond area.

 
POTTY MOUTH JEWELRY   I have a horrible potty mouth and decided to slowly add hand stamped jewelry with swear words on my original shop,  PeasLoveVegan . After they quickly gained popularity and customers started thanking me for accommodating their "potty mouths," I decided to make a jewelry shop that catered to all the potty mouths!

POTTY MOUTH JEWELRY

I have a horrible potty mouth and decided to slowly add hand stamped jewelry with swear words on my original shop, PeasLoveVegan. After they quickly gained popularity and customers started thanking me for accommodating their "potty mouths," I decided to make a jewelry shop that catered to all the potty mouths!

ICON COOLERS   Growing up together in Virginia on the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, we developed an appreciation for our natural surroundings and the outdoor lifestyle early on. Whether fishing or crabbing, sailing or water skiing, or just cruising the bay, harbors and surrounding rivers and lakes, we were always outdoors, usually on the water, and always in pursuit of our passions.  We’re here to tell you, “Yes, they DO make ‘em like they used to.” Our coolers are made right here in the U.S.A. using only the best materials and manufacturing facilities. With an ICON Cooler, you can be sure you're getting genuine American-Made quality, true value and the peace of mind that come with knowing you’re supporting American Manufacturing.

ICON COOLERS

Growing up together in Virginia on the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, we developed an appreciation for our natural surroundings and the outdoor lifestyle early on. Whether fishing or crabbing, sailing or water skiing, or just cruising the bay, harbors and surrounding rivers and lakes, we were always outdoors, usually on the water, and always in pursuit of our passions.

We’re here to tell you, “Yes, they DO make ‘em like they used to.” Our coolers are made right here in the U.S.A. using only the best materials and manufacturing facilities. With an ICON Cooler, you can be sure you're getting genuine American-Made quality, true value and the peace of mind that come with knowing you’re supporting American Manufacturing.

COPPER MAGNOLIA   Unique hand crafted copper jewelry, crystals, minerals, and accessories:  To make my jewelry I use a process called electroforming. An electrical current is used to plate my creations with copper. Every piece that I make is unique and I put my heart into creating each of them. Each one is a small piece of wearable art.  Some buy copper jewelry, for the purported healing properties that result from the direct contact of copper with their skin. Many wear copper for its ability to regulate blood flow and reduce cholesterol, and its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. Copper is a brain stimulant that increases energy and encourages creativity. Copper is a conductor of energy, and when used and worn with crystals it intensifies their metaphysical properties.

COPPER MAGNOLIA

Unique hand crafted copper jewelry, crystals, minerals, and accessories:

To make my jewelry I use a process called electroforming. An electrical current is used to plate my creations with copper. Every piece that I make is unique and I put my heart into creating each of them. Each one is a small piece of wearable art.

Some buy copper jewelry, for the purported healing properties that result from the direct contact of copper with their skin. Many wear copper for its ability to regulate blood flow and reduce cholesterol, and its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. Copper is a brain stimulant that increases energy and encourages creativity. Copper is a conductor of energy, and when used and worn with crystals it intensifies their metaphysical properties.

 
FILTHY CLEAN SOAP   filthy clean has created a soap line that could be the key to world peace; or, it could just be really dope soap made from vegan, limited ingredients. Each bar is crafted from our master blend of vegetable oils–olive, coconut, sustainable palm, and rice bran–with a little help from our fatty acid friend, hemp seed oil, and other purposeful ingredients creating a soap for every [wo]man. Along with our dope soap, we also offer a magical waterless lotion, lip love, and a legendary men’s line that are equally as life-changing and follow our vegan, limited ingredient philosophy.

FILTHY CLEAN SOAP

filthy clean has created a soap line that could be the key to world peace; or, it could just be really dope soap made from vegan, limited ingredients. Each bar is crafted from our master blend of vegetable oils–olive, coconut, sustainable palm, and rice bran–with a little help from our fatty acid friend, hemp seed oil, and other purposeful ingredients creating a soap for every [wo]man. Along with our dope soap, we also offer a magical waterless lotion, lip love, and a legendary men’s line that are equally as life-changing and follow our vegan, limited ingredient philosophy.

PAINTING WITH PETALS   Painting with Petals owner Beverly Spanninger is a farmer, florist, artist and mom living in Nelson County Virginia who is constantly inspired by the natural world around her. She is a creator of flower crowns, pressed flower artwork, as well as nature inspired jewelry, paintings and wall art. In the summer months she’s busy juggling her two young kids and her sustainable vegetable and flower farm with her husband, and in the off season she spends her time creating artwork out of dried and pressed flowers and plants collected from the season. Her pressed flower pieces are preserved in recycled wooden frames.

PAINTING WITH PETALS

Painting with Petals owner Beverly Spanninger is a farmer, florist, artist and mom living in Nelson County Virginia who is constantly inspired by the natural world around her. She is a creator of flower crowns, pressed flower artwork, as well as nature inspired jewelry, paintings and wall art. In the summer months she’s busy juggling her two young kids and her sustainable vegetable and flower farm with her husband, and in the off season she spends her time creating artwork out of dried and pressed flowers and plants collected from the season. Her pressed flower pieces are preserved in recycled wooden frames.

DROCY WOODWORKS   Heirloom quality pieces, handcrafted in Richmond, VA.  Whether it's a dining room table or a simple cutting board, we believe that each piece we create should be passed down for generations to come. When investing in one of our handcrafted pieces, we guarantee that the quality will exceed your expectations and, with proper care, will last a lifetime. This is why we are proud to offer a lifetime guarantee on all of our products.

DROCY WOODWORKS

Heirloom quality pieces, handcrafted in Richmond, VA.

Whether it's a dining room table or a simple cutting board, we believe that each piece we create should be passed down for generations to come. When investing in one of our handcrafted pieces, we guarantee that the quality will exceed your expectations and, with proper care, will last a lifetime. This is why we are proud to offer a lifetime guarantee on all of our products.

 
WREN AND HIDE   A one-woman operation out of Amherst, Virginia specializing in the creation of handmade leather jewelry and home accessories using recycled high-end leather. Her show set-up includes a slew of unique vintage pieces (some of which are for sale). Her jewelry is purposely minimalistic, and she stands firmly behind all of her creations.

WREN AND HIDE

A one-woman operation out of Amherst, Virginia specializing in the creation of handmade leather jewelry and home accessories using recycled high-end leather. Her show set-up includes a slew of unique vintage pieces (some of which are for sale). Her jewelry is purposely minimalistic, and she stands firmly behind all of her creations.

MILKY WAVE TIE DYE   Tie dye clothing and items speak a universal language of love, peace and uniqueness. Everybody likes tie dye designs and some people are tie dye fanatics. At Milky Wave Tie Dye, we fit into that latter category. We live and breathe tie dye and this has been our family business for over 25 years.  Milky Wave Tie Dye makes all designs in our own studio. Each piece is lovingly hand crafted and made in America. If you are looking for a classic tie dye tee-shirt or a high end bamboo fabric night gown, chances are that we either have it in stock – or we can make it for you.

MILKY WAVE TIE DYE

Tie dye clothing and items speak a universal language of love, peace and uniqueness. Everybody likes tie dye designs and some people are tie dye fanatics. At Milky Wave Tie Dye, we fit into that latter category. We live and breathe tie dye and this has been our family business for over 25 years.

Milky Wave Tie Dye makes all designs in our own studio. Each piece is lovingly hand crafted and made in America. If you are looking for a classic tie dye tee-shirt or a high end bamboo fabric night gown, chances are that we either have it in stock – or we can make it for you.

MTO KOMBUCHA   MTO (Made to Order) produces and delivers top-quality, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, hand-crafted, locally brewed kombucha - a drink that provides clear, significant health benefits to their customers.

MTO KOMBUCHA

MTO (Made to Order) produces and delivers top-quality, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, hand-crafted, locally brewed kombucha - a drink that provides clear, significant health benefits to their customers.

 
ELVIN & ERWIN’S TEA   Elvin & Erwin's LLC was established in 2017 and named in honor of two superhero Dads: Elvin Bailey and Erwin Thompson. Elvin Bailey raised five daughters and supported his family by driving truck. Although he was able to sample sweet teas coast to coast, at home in the Phoenix heat, he enjoyed simple iced sun tea. Preparing this refreshing beverage for her father started Sabrina's lifelong love affair with leaves.  Jason's father, Erwin, traveled the world with his family courtesy of the US Air Force. Globetrotting exposed Jason to an array of cultures and diverse flavors. Erwin taught his children to embrace new experiences while Elvin celebrated the small stuff. Together, Jason and Sabrina to do both with tea!

ELVIN & ERWIN’S TEA

Elvin & Erwin's LLC was established in 2017 and named in honor of two superhero Dads: Elvin Bailey and Erwin Thompson. Elvin Bailey raised five daughters and supported his family by driving truck. Although he was able to sample sweet teas coast to coast, at home in the Phoenix heat, he enjoyed simple iced sun tea. Preparing this refreshing beverage for her father started Sabrina's lifelong love affair with leaves.

Jason's father, Erwin, traveled the world with his family courtesy of the US Air Force. Globetrotting exposed Jason to an array of cultures and diverse flavors. Erwin taught his children to embrace new experiences while Elvin celebrated the small stuff. Together, Jason and Sabrina to do both with tea!

HOOKED PRODUCTIONS: LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE   After years of traveling, we realized we were "hooked" on living the life that we loved most: an adventurous and deliberate lifestyle; one which celebrates living deeply and passionately with family, friends, nature and music as constant companions.  Live the life you love clothing was created to express our passion for living an inspired and natural lifestyle. Our sustainable collection features U.S. made, naturally renewable garments, such as bamboo, modal, and organic cotton for a greener planet and economy.

HOOKED PRODUCTIONS: LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE

After years of traveling, we realized we were "hooked" on living the life that we loved most: an adventurous and deliberate lifestyle; one which celebrates living deeply and passionately with family, friends, nature and music as constant companions.

Live the life you love clothing was created to express our passion for living an inspired and natural lifestyle. Our sustainable collection features U.S. made, naturally renewable garments, such as bamboo, modal, and organic cotton for a greener planet and economy.

KNOT & VINE   Knot and Vine creates handmade macrame decor that will add a Pinterest-worthy element of bohemian style to any room in your home. Whether you are looking to add to a growing gallery wall, bring some texture to an otherwise drab wall, or accent your own décor style – Knot and Vine has something for you!   Each piece is unique and designed with love in Virginia Beach. Materials used for each design may vary. However most are created with 100% cotton rope, natural wood found locally at nearby beaches and lakes or other metals and mixed media materials.

KNOT & VINE

Knot and Vine creates handmade macrame decor that will add a Pinterest-worthy element of bohemian style to any room in your home. Whether you are looking to add to a growing gallery wall, bring some texture to an otherwise drab wall, or accent your own décor style – Knot and Vine has something for you!

Each piece is unique and designed with love in Virginia Beach. Materials used for each design may vary. However most are created with 100% cotton rope, natural wood found locally at nearby beaches and lakes or other metals and mixed media materials.

 
AK HENNA   Anna is a self-taught henna artist located near Colonial Beach, VA. She loves creating jewelry and other whimsical pieces which she cannot wait to share with you!

AK HENNA

Anna is a self-taught henna artist located near Colonial Beach, VA. She loves creating jewelry and other whimsical pieces which she cannot wait to share with you!

VOODOO CHILE HOT SAUCES    Voodoo Chile  exists to entertain taste buds. We craft genuinely unique, intensely bold products made with the highest quality ingredients and deliver batch after batch consistency with world class customer service.

VOODOO CHILE HOT SAUCES

Voodoo Chile exists to entertain taste buds. We craft genuinely unique, intensely bold products made with the highest quality ingredients and deliver batch after batch consistency with world class customer service.

SMARTY PLANTS   Local school teachers by day, and air plant crafters by night, this dynamic duo is bringing some seriously cute and unique products to the event this year!

SMARTY PLANTS

Local school teachers by day, and air plant crafters by night, this dynamic duo is bringing some seriously cute and unique products to the event this year!

 
RVA JERKY   From mild to wild, we have a flavor to satisfy every jerky lover’s desire. Hot and Spicy? Classic? Smokey? Or Sweet? We will be happy to help you find your favorite jerky treat!

RVA JERKY

From mild to wild, we have a flavor to satisfy every jerky lover’s desire. Hot and Spicy? Classic? Smokey? Or Sweet? We will be happy to help you find your favorite jerky treat!

NATIVO SPICES    Cooking and sharing meals with your family should be an easy and enjoyable time. We created these seasonings so everyone can cook a stress-free, delicious meal and spend more time at the family dinner table.  Our style is heavily influenced by my Argentinean background, but the palate expanded when our team started to travel around the world. This travels helped us incorporate different spices and seasoning into our meals.  We found the best quality products and decided to turn all those years of experience and knowledge into an accessible package for everyone to enjoy.  All our products are carefully hand mixed and handcrafted to ensure the quality and support the art of crafting. This takes more time but we believe the passion and delight of a new experience of spices is worth it.

NATIVO SPICES

Cooking and sharing meals with your family should be an easy and enjoyable time. We created these seasonings so everyone can cook a stress-free, delicious meal and spend more time at the family dinner table.

Our style is heavily influenced by my Argentinean background, but the palate expanded when our team started to travel around the world. This travels helped us incorporate different spices and seasoning into our meals.

We found the best quality products and decided to turn all those years of experience and knowledge into an accessible package for everyone to enjoy.

All our products are carefully hand mixed and handcrafted to ensure the quality and support the art of crafting. This takes more time but we believe the passion and delight of a new experience of spices is worth it.