Our Hug Box Artisans

the Hug Box partners with artisans from all over the USA (most of which are local to Georgia) that fit our brand and our love for eco-friendly, handmade, 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. If you are interested in being a partner artisan or know someone that would fit with our brand and mission, click here.

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. www.bearhughoney.com

Cait & Co. 

Originally Revive Bath and Body, started in 2010 by Caitlin Abshier in Austell, Georgia. Cait and Co. is the umbrella company for many lovely brands. Small batch, handmade with quality ingredients, no fillers, petroleum, paraffin or mineral oils. In 2017, they partnered with Lovin' Soap Project, a nonprofit that works with women and girls in developing countries. www.caitandco.com

Conscious Ink 

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. www.consciousink.com

Fairy Property Pottery

AJ Sears-Moore first discovered working with clay back in 1996. In 2012, after a knee injury during her stunt career, she reconnected with mud. Since August 2019, AJ found her love again and has been at the wheel everyday discovering new creations and developing her skill even more. She also teaches at Wren’s Nest Pottery in Hogansville. She hopes her creations and teachings bring you as much joy as they bring to her. As she often says “The Fairies told me to do it!” www.fairypropertypottery.com

Finny Farm

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. www.finnyfarm.com

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. www.fuzzywuzzyboutique.com

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. www.goodsthatmatter.com

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. www.happydappybits.com

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. www.thehappygroundhogstudio.com

June Watercolor

A California native, Heather Stephen grew up watching her mother paint, and now as a wife and mother, she is doing the same. What started as a hobby became a small business inspired for her love of home and hearth.  www.junewatercolor.com

Kenyon Carter

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. www.kenyoncarter.com

Kind Lips

This amazing business was created by Joshua Neumann in 2017. Read the inspiring story on how he came up with Kind Lips on their website. We love these lip balms for their nourishing quality of natural and organic ingredients, and for the great cause they support against bullying with PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center and Youth FrontiersFor more information about bullying and resources to help end bullying visit stopbullying.gov. www.kindlips.com

Leccare Lollipops

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. www.leccarelollipops.com

Lone Lotus Publishing

In This Moment...the little book of emotions, written, printed and published in Maine by Sandra Bouquet Carslick and Vicki Norton Remsenwas 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.  www.lonelotus.com

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. www.marrabella.com

Madtree Woodcrafts

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. www.madtreewood.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. www.midgeorgiacandleco.com

MIXT Studio

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. www.mixtstudio.com

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. www.nightowlpapergoods.com

Paige McCauley

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.  www.paigemccauley.com

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. www.piperandleaf.com

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.   www.pottingshedcreations.com

Rae's Roots Tea

Founded by Joanna Linton, after the birth of her second child Rae. Rae's Roots Herbal Tea, based in Pennsylvania, was created to benefit moms. A tea filled with adaptogens, plants that help with stress, anxiety, fatigue, digestive healing and immunity. The help to regulate hormones and increase energy. Packaging is 100% recycled paper and compostable. www.raesroots.com

re:loom

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. www.reloom.com

Rinse Soap

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. www.rinsesoap.com

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. www.ruffhouseart.com

Snowfinch Stationery

Located in Kingsport, Tennessee, Gabrielle illustrates and handmakes her stationery, cards and journals. All of her products are custom made with eco-friendly paper. www.snowfinchstationery.com

Soulku

A women-owned business based in Asheville, North Carolina. Soulku empowers women in many ways with their hand-crafted inspirational jewelry. They employ stay-at-home moms giving them their own time frame to handcraft and to make a thriving wage. Soulku is eco-conscious using FSC-certified paper and packaging. They also support the wonderful non-profit, OpenDoors of Ashevillewww.soulku.com

STC Handmade

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. www.stchandmade.com

Standing on the Word

Created by Shelly and Richard Reeder in Birmingham, Alabama. Their passion is to create to share God's word. Their socks are comfort for your feet and your soul. Each sock is designed and loomed in Alabama. www.newbeginningsdesigns.com

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. www.thecoinlaundryprintshop.com

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. www.theinvisiblekitten.com

Thistle Farms

Thistle Farms was created by Becca Stevens in 2001. For over 20 years, Thistle Farms has lit a pathway of healing and hope for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. They create natural, high-quality bath and body products that help heal with their ingredients and love. www.thistlefarms.org

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.  www.taylorstreetsoap.com

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. www.myturnrow.com

Wren's Nest Pottery

Suzi McKibben is all about bringing art and the community together for happy and healthy experiences. At her studio in Hogansville, Georgia, she provides a space for artists and classes and workshops for all ages and levels in the art of pottery and ceramics. Her beautifully-crafted ceramic pieces; earrings, pendants, ring dishes and more are definitely items to be had. We are honored to have her as one of our local partner artisans that collaborates on specialty Hug Box items. www.wrensnestpottery.com

Whitney Howard Designs

Whitney and Howard work in their studio spin casting hand-crafted accessories using recycled USA-made lead-free pewter and elements like acai berries, Their collections are designed to inspire, comfort, heal, support and uplift.Your shared stories light up our days. They enjoy giving back to organizations like Summit for Someone, volunteering at my children’s school and mentoring kids in their Venturing Programs. www.whitneyhowarddesignscom

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! www.xocolatlchocolate.com

Zandra

Zandra Azariah Cunningham started creating her all-natural products at the age of 9, now at 19 years old, she is a successful entrepreneur creating all-natural nourishing products, with inspiration, all while educating and empowering women all across the globe.  www.zandrabeauty.com