Our Hug Box™ Artisans
the Hug Box™ partners with artisans from all over the USA that fit our brand and our love for eco-friendly, handmade, all-natural products and also for giving-back to their community and non-profits. We are all about hugging it forward socially, economically, environmentally and lovingly.
Ann Clark Cookie Cutters
Family owned and operated since 1989, their cookie cutters are made with American made materials in Vermont in a happy and healthy working environment. Every cookie cutter is made using certified metal from United States Steel Corporation. They meet safety requirements under California’s Proposition 65 for lead and cadmium, CPSIA for lead, Bureau Veritas country of origin marking, and FDA - GRAS for metal intended to come into contact with food.
Bear Hug Honey
Located in Athens, Georgia, and specializing in artisan honey, all natural skin care, beeswax candles and more. Sam Johnson, has a degree in agricultural economics. He volunteered at farmers' markets, and from there discovered a passion for honeybees and honey. Ever since, he's been working with honeybees, honey, and passionate beekeepers.
Bestowed Essentials Soaps
Christianna handmakes her eco-friendly products in Georgia. Her products are all-natural, vegan and cruelty-free. The packaging is 100% reclaimed fiber boxes. Larger orders are cushioned with recycled shredded paper and shipping boxes are reusable and recyclable. She also gives back! For every 10 bars of soap purchased, 1 bar of soap is donated to her local homeless shelter and 10% of June proceeds go to The Trevor Project in honor of LGBT Pride Month.
Big Daddy Biscuits
Inspired by Big Daddy, a rescue dog, Lauren Janis, from Atlanta, GA handmakes these yummy dog biscuits made of natural and organic ingredients. She buys from the local community, from farm to table, to provide healthy dog treats.
Their all-natural wildflower, herb and vegetable seed paper makes its most meaningful impact when planted. The seed paper is crafted, in Boulder Colorado from 100% post-industrial, recycled paper and dyed with all-natural, vegetable-based pigments and the products are printed with water-based inks and, when included, use corn-based packaging.
Founded in 2009 when her youngest child started kindergarten and she had more time to let her creativity shine. All of the pendants are made by hand in her home studio in a small-town in Wisconsin.
Candle Krazy (Lit)
Mother & Daughter team owned business, founded in 2008 in Pennsylvania. Their candles are made of 100% certifiable kosher soy vegetable wax, from soybeans grown by American farmers. They use cotton wicks, essential and high quality fragrance oils. All of their candle supplies are made in America.
Frank Gjata is the founder Conscious Ink. He is dedicated to creating innovative tools that support people to wake up, live consciously and enthusiastically love the life we live. It is his mission to spread love and raise consciousness around the world, one body at a time! Proceeds from their "Give-Ink Back" Manifestation Tattoos and “Manifest Ten” Series Tattoos give back to a variety of good causes. Temporary tattoos spread love and raise consciousness and are eco-friendly, non-toxic. exceed safety standards for the US/FDA, Canada and the EU. Made in the USA in Oregon. Cruelty-free. Vegan
Concrete Lace is a small family-style business in Atlanta, GA, and care a great deal about quality and customer service. Owned by Katie Daniels, the professional designer. She and her husband, Paul hand-make the fine paper goods. Their products are printed on 100% U.S-made, readily-renewable 100% cotton paper, packaged with green-power produced envelopes and enclosed in biodegradable packaging. They print, score, fold, and package everything with care—one at a time.
Fine jewelry handcrafted by husband and wife team, Josh and April in Tennessee. Designed and created from raw materials with passion and purpose.
Yvonne and Bobby, work from their farm in Sharpsburg, Georgia. As a nurse and aspiring Nurse Practitioner, Yvonne's passion is healing bodies in the most natural way. Homeopathy and essential oils are what she calls her "first-aid kit". They originally started with homemade laundry detergent and now offer many all-natural products from bug spray to soy candles.
French Silver is a two person shop. Sisters, Alexia and Jennifer, work together to create everything by hand in their home workshops based in Atlanta, Georgia. They have clever everyday home products, that they handprint on flour sack towels, that make you smile. They do customized work as well for parties, weddings, businesses and more.
Fuzzy Wuzzy Boutique
A mom and artist living in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Christy handcrafts beautiful eye pillows made of cotton fabrics and organic rice, flaxseed and lavender.
Handmade and designed by Nikki Halgren in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Inspiration comes from all things that make you smile and the belief that the world is a beautiful place. Modern color schemes and a few pop culture references make for a fun and gleeful line.
Founded in 2011 and based in Philadelphia, PA, they make thoughtful, lasting pet products that celebrate the needs of our animal companions. Their love of animals and innovative design commits them to responsible business practices and sustainable production to help the overall health of the planet. They source materials locally and from likeminded, independent suppliers, use minimally processed packaging, up-cycle, and reasonably reuse shipping supplies. When they aren't stitching, welding, lathing, and assembling themselves, they hire talented craftspeople from the neighborhood to help support the local economy.
Goods that Matter
Goods that Matter, based in New Orleans, creates the highest quality, eco-friendly, handmade-in-America goods for everyday use. Each product is handmade in the U.S., of eco-friendly materials, & gives back to unique social and environmental causes. 10% of all proceeds go to causes that impact the health, happiness, and sustainability of communities locally and around the world.
Happy Dappy Bits
A creator, designer, and photographer in NYC, Jane handcrafts every product in her studio using high-quality archival pigment inks on a variety of acid-free and 100% recycled and sustainable post-consumer papers and filled with little bits of happiness.
Happy Groundhog Studio
Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Melissa Bracken, who earned a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, creates and handcrafts adorable and plush stuffed animals. Each critter is made from eco-friendly felts, recycled sweaters and fabrics.
Honey on the Hill
Dale and Anna Fisher extract from their own Georgia-local beehives. They bottle their honey by hand in Eastanollee, Georgia. The honey is pure and raw and never treated with chemicals, heated, or blended with other honeys to boost production. And it's never filtered at high-heats through micron filters so that it can retain the natural pollens, enzymes, and antioxidants. They also make yummy lollipops and other delicious candy.
Jennifer Lesley Design
This Atlanta, GA shop makes handmade gifts for every occasion. Striving to create items that people will truly enjoy and make a connection with, whether through pattern design or studio work. Materiality is an important aspect of the objects created because it is the biggest opportunity for the user to make a personal connection. Jennifer has a BFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Kenyon Carter is an Atlanta-based jazz saxophonist and international recording artist recognized for his melodic smooth jazz compositions and engaging live performances. He expresses his creative and soulful style through a beautiful and sultry sound. Although unique and entirely unmistakeable, he has been compared to contemporary smooth jazz favorites like Boney James, Dave Koz, Kirk Whalum and Gerald Albright.
Handcrafted in small batches in Winder, Georgia starting with a base simple syrup and add-ins of spices, honey, flowers and more. Each lollipop can take up to 3 months before ready. They have been featured in many magazines and brands like - Keilhs, Anthropology, Canada Goose, Mrs.Meyers, Good Housekeeping, Jamie, Denver Weddings, Woman's Day Magazine, NJ Monthly, Southern Weddings Magazine, Food & Wine, Ruffled, Garden Collage, J Crew. All the packaging supplies are made from recycled materials. Bubble wrap comes from water bottles, tissue paper is 100% recycled, along with boxes and promotional material.
Let Them Eat Toffee
Kerry Graham and his wife, Phyllis own the sweetest shop in downtown Newnan, Georgia. They make their homemade toffee and chocolate with the best ingredients, including Georgia pecans every day. A finalist in Flavor of Georgia, they get visitors far and wide for a taste of the best!
Lone Lotus Publishing
In This Moment...the little book of emotions, written, printed and published in Maine by Sandra Bouquet Carslick and Vicki Norton Remsen, was created to help you acknowledge and witness your emotions. Acknowledging feelings, without judging, gives them a voice. This empowering process enables us to shift these emotions and move forward in our lives. Photography by Phyllis Giobbi.
Loose Sugar Bakery
Loose Sugar was officially launched in 2013 in Sandersville, Georgia, it has been a dream of baker Lindsey Beckworth since 2009. Loose Sugar is so much more than a bakery. It’s a community with a beating heart at its center.
Marrabella Nail Polish
Created by yoga guru, Melissa Katz in Atlanta, Georgia. She is proud to provide a fully-10-free line, meaning it is free of the 10 major toxins and additives that you want to avoid in your nail polish. Marrabella is also long lasting, vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Checkout her fun and inspirational colors.
This lovely husband and wife team work full-time but devote their passion to their wood crafting, creating and building beautiful. personalized, engraved products. They have huge hearts for dogs and give back to local animal organizations. They created our Hug Box™ wood tags for our gift boxes.
We hand-make each and every headband for a durable, perfect-fit for every head, every hairstyle, and every occasion. From running headbands to bohemian festival style headbands, our designs are original, high quality, and fairly priced. Always handmade. Always made in Ohio. Read her blog at HappyHungryFit.com
Mid-Georgia Candle Co.
Mid-Georgia Candle Co., in Peachtree City, Georgia, was created by Meredith Graves. Meredith has a love for a well-being and natural way of living, so she started creating candles to bring peace and nature to our homes. Her uniquely scented natural candles consist of 100% soy.
Mona Does Concrete
Mona lives in Atlanta, Georgia and works from her shared studio space with her creative husband. She works with concrete loves it's raw and industrial feel that is earthy and rustic, and it's strong foundation and stability. Her concrete wares include trivets, salt cellars, spoon rests, cheeseboards, jewelry and more.
MIXT Studio was founded in 2012 by Marcie Carson. MIXT collections are carefully designed, printed and handcrafted in California. Their paper products are produced on recycled and/or FSC-certified papers from well-managed and sustainable forests.
Jen Wiggins of Atlanta, Georgia creates whimsical and happy pieces, all handmade with love from moist earthenware clay. She finds inspiration in everyday life...from a wispy tree blowing in the wind or a mama bird preparing a home for her spring blessings. She creates custom work for all occasions.
After years of being in the Luxury market, Samantha created nestPURE selling very limited quantities of quality organic and eco-friendly products, which are all handcrafted in Minnesota, USA.
Made fresh, in Atlanta, Georgia, vegan, soy-free, non-gmo, fairtrade, gluten-free, eco-conscious with organic ingredients and 5% of sales donated to animal organizations such as Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, The Gentle Barn and A Place to Bark.
Night Owl Paper Goods
Night Owl Paper Goods is a homegrown company devoted to creating handmade letterpress stationery and eco-chic real wood cards and gifts. From their designs to the renewable resources used to create their products, nature is both an inspiration and an influence in their work. All of their goods are handcrafted in the US from eco-friendly, sustainably-harvested birch wood and 100% cotton paper made from reclaimed fibers of the textile industry. The studio is located in (what they affectionately refer to as Birmingham, Owlabama, They have and do give back to many organizations.
Oh Little Rabbit
Jason and Cara Hibbs, from Oregon, have a wonderful story of teamwork, drawing every image, and printing each piece by hand using organic and recycled materials with nontoxic water based inks.
Paige, singer and songwriter from Georgia, has performed at Eddie’s Attic, The Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheatre, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Smith's Olde Bar, House of Blues, and many more. She is a three time finalist for Georgia's Teen Country Artist of the Year, and Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI) recognized her as a "one to watch". Paige also won her local Texaco Country Showdown and holds many state and national titles with North American Country Music Association (NACMAI) in the vocalist, entertainer, songwriter, video, and album of the year categories. Paige leads worship services throughout Georgia and in Orange County, CA. Most recently, she was honored to be selected as a house band singer for the National Youth Convention at the New Orleans Superdome in front of approximately 25,000 youth.
Paper Plates Press
A small letterpress design house in Denver, CO. By small they mean a wife and husband team that prints letterpress goods in small batches. That way if we reprint a piece, we do it differently. It's more fun for all of us.
Piper and Leaf
A family run local tea company in North Alabama. They create gourmet blends for ice and hot tea. All of their teas are blended with as many local ingredients as possible, straight from the garden, farm, forest, and briar patch.
Potting Shed Creations
Their Garden in a Bag products, from flowers to dog grass, are made in Idaho by hand, one piece at a time, using only the finest and organic materials.
100% handmade by Jodie, whom earned a BFA from University of Arizona and is still residing in Tucson, Arizona. She does not use computers for her ceramic designs. All personalization is done by hand giving each piece it's own unique, beautiful quality.
Decatur, Georgia-based re:loom helps individuals address obstacles of employment through paid on-site job training and leadership opportunities. Weavers design and produce beautiful, handmade products out of recycled fibers. They create everything from rugs, handbags, wallets to ipad covers. With your help, they will continue to support the IAH team in growing a positive impact on homelessness in Atlanta.
Rinse Bath & Body
Founded in 2003, Rinse is still very much a family business (located in Monroe, Georgia). All of our natural ingredient products are still produced in small batches (to ensure the quality and freshness). You may wonder how we get it all done... with the help of moms, of course.
Ruff House Art
A letterpress stationery & print studio located in Kansas. Their greeting cards are handmade, 100% biodegradable paper embedded with seeds. The paper is made from 100% recycled fibers and includes at least 30% post-consumer waste. It never contains chemicals or additives that are harmful to you or the environment.
Savvie Design Co.
Savvie Studio is located in Denton, Texas. They make handmade and laser cut gifts and accessories. Their goal is to create quality items in a uniquely sustainable manner.
Savage Boys Coffee Roasters
A small batch, fair trade, organic roaster located in Newnan, GA. They are dedicated to producing exceptional coffees that are good for people and good for the earth. They are committed to purchasing only fair trade beans to ensure that everyone is paid a fair wage.
Sarah Goodell, from Vermont, designs and hand folds origami paper with water-based paints and both silver and gold plated materials to create beautiful earrings. She is a proud member of The Artisan Group.
The Apron Shop
Fashion designer, yogi, and food enthusiast, she creates and works with a team of dedicated local seamstresses in New York City, who sew everything in The Apron Shop with love.
The Coin Laundry
A wife and mother from Montana, she creates and screenprints her products by hand using water based inks and all natural solvents. Each piece is unique and environmentally friendly. She loves creating things that are beautiful, funny and functional.
The Idea Box
Oregon-based, The Idea Boxes are created to encourage your child to lead themselves wherever they need to go...while making it easy for you! They encourage learning through play and help play a part in making long-lasting, feel-good memories for you and your children.
The Invisible Kitten
These quirky, fun cards are created by Megan Ver Steeg, in NYC, using a mix of watercolor and ink. Then they are digitized and printed in New Jersey to ensure that all the cards are printed with care. She uses 100% recycled card stock. She loves that sending one of her cards might make someone smile.
Taylor Street Soap Co.
Founded by Racheal Wiandt in 2012. Taylor Street Soap products are made by hand, with a touch of sweet aromas, fun swirls and pretty colors, and using only the most wholesome ingredients for your body. All original recipes are made and tested in-house in their Chicago, Illinois studio near Taylor Street.
Turnrow Bath Body & Home
Turnrow Bath Body & Home began as an Atlanta area natural, handmade company owned and operated by two sisters interested in doing what they love and creating the best natural products for eco-conscious men, women and children. Recently they've expanded their business to the Portland, OR. They work with locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients from their family farm, Scharko Farms, and other Atlanta and Portland area farms to provide unique seasonal blends.
Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate
Atlanta, Georgia artisanal chocolate makers Elaine and Matt, create small batch cacao confections by hand, on site with sustainably, ethically grown ingredients. The pure mix of cacao and organic cane sugar is absent of additives. They are indeed healthy, happy treats!
Yellow House Paper Co.
Founded in 2012 by Erin Berkowitz, born of a love of the written word and the thrill of receiving meaningful mail and gifts. All of their cards and prints are made by hand in California, and are created with the intention of bringing tiny bits of joy to those who send and receive them. The cards are screenprinted and packaged 100% by hand, and all paper materials are milled in the USA and contain at least 30% post-consumer waste; most are 100% recycled. The handmade aspect of our cards and charm necklaces is near and dear to them - each is created with care, and hopefully serves as a reminder to the recipient that they are as unique as the piece they receive and wear!