Shop Small

To spark joy, we're going sustainable. Think handmade, artisanal, eco-friendly, Black-owned, fair trade & community supporting. Beautiful home decor, right this way.
I went in search of sustainable home decor inspiration, because I wanted to take a minute to celebrate the folks out there who work extra to create, find, and/or source items that are handcrafted — by artisans, sustainably and to support communities — that this community might otherwise not have access to. All of the businesses highlighted below...
Shop Social Threads is right on time: a small, woman-owned business w/ fun fashion & brands we love. Rn? Sequins, patterns & prints are our top picks.
By now, most of you probably know Social Threads, right?! One of our very favorite retailers, started by two friends of ours (hi, Sara & Maureen!) with an emphasis on keeping it fun, high-quality & affordable. Our kinda people. Shop Social Threads Is Right On Time With Sequins, Patterns & Prints So, if you're looking to shop small this holiday, Social...
A shop small opportunity we're thrilled about: Makers Union PDX & Portland Made offer Window Shop 2020. Support local artists + benefit the Black Resilience Fund. SO good.
My dear friend — photographer, maker, and Portland Textile Month organizer — Christopher Dibble, recently collaborated to create a new makers union here in Portland called Makers Union PDX. The artisan pieces from local craftspeople are gorgeous, and the efforts to support the community, and specifically The Black Resilience Fund, are lovely. So, I wanted to share it with...
For Giving Tuesday, we're looking at gifts that give back. A fun kit for date night-in from Boon Supply totally nails it. Shop with us (for a cause).
A huge thank you to Boon Supply for sponsoring this post. If this year has proven anything, it's that I have a serious number of people in my life to be thankful for. Some will come as no surprise: my little family unit. My momma. Lana's teacher, who is managing 22 kindergarteners from her bedroom "office" while her twin girls...
Trend alert: sustainable gifts. The best part, we found 25 earth-friendly products (gratitude, home, kitchen & travel) that make useful presents. You're welcome.
About those good intentions... It's easy to hope that your gift recipient will use that gift you thought so much about, but you can't always be too sure (especially when it comes to sustainable alternatives; people are sometimes...leery). 5-Star Sustainable Gifts: Earth-Friendly Products They'll Actually Use These 25 eco-friendly, sustainable gifts are useful and effective. The team has tested most...
Found: The black NINOBrand Tommy Pants are downright cool. Windproof, with a zipper to execute a cropped look & from a small biz. Here's how to style 'em.
NINOBrand, one of my longtime favorites, is one of Philadelphia's most coveted brands. Designed in Philadelphia by Bela Shehu (and made in the USA), I'd like to say that her line is timeless (and it is)...but timeless is too often synonymous with 'classic' and that simple word doesn't do NINOBrand justice. NINOBrand's clothing is, quite simply, very, very cool. It's...
A (rapidly growing) list of small businesses we're obsessed with, many Black- or woman-owned and/or sustainable. Support these 30+ shops that spark joy.
Supporting small businesses has become increasingly more and more important to us here at TME — and especially now during a pandemic when small shops are really struggling. So if you are trying to shop small this holiday season, or if you are just looking for wildly unique gifts, this post is for you. 30+ Small Businesses With Really Great...

The Best of Social Threads

Four fashion faves from Social Threads, 1 of our fave small business. Think fun sequin joggers, a neat turtleneck, a cool sweater tee & a winter surprise.
Hey Gang! If you are concerned with shopping small this Black Friday, consider shopping at Social Threads. This online boutique is owned by two New Jersey moms who are definitely good people. They have a killer eye and have stocked their store with fun, easy-to-wear pieces that hover around the $100 range. They're also doing a rare Black Friday...
Consider this a shop small holiday gift guide of seriously cool, wildly unique & practical gifts — for everyone on your list. Sustainable, Black-owned, local. It's all here.
We love small businesses over here at The Mom Edit, and this year — with so many hit especially hard by the pandemic, we're all making concerted efforts to shop small. So it's no surprise that, when starting on a regular 'ol gift guide, I was almost halfway through and realized that the products I chose were all from...
The best gift wrapping ideas this year? Eco-friendly & at home. We've got 6 fun, beautiful sustainable gift wrap ideas. Reuse. Recycle. Top it off. Happy hols!
The idea of someone tearing open pretty wrapping paper (then hastily chucking the gorgeous stuff into the trash) kinda hurts my heart a little, especially when a more sustainable approach isn't that hard. It's very possible to be sustainable (and even waste-free) during the holiday season, and still have beautifully wrapped presents. Beautiful & Fun Sustainable Gift Wrapping Ideas The...