Made In The PNW
Artisans Mercantile, Snohomish
Artisans Mercantile is home to products from well over 50 Snohomish County and PNW based makers and creators. It’s more than just a home for them though, The shop provides retail space to those who might not otherwise have access to it, as well as education to help them learn how to develop and grow their business.
The woman behind it all, and a local maker and creator herself, is Judi Ramsey. She is someone that I have been fortunate enough to get to know over the last two years, someone that has been an invaluable source of information and support throughout that time. So much so, that I like to think of her as my Jimeny Cricket. I’m sure many of the vendors in her shop would say the same.
On those walls and shelves, you will find a wide variety of products for you, your home, and even your kitchen, including:
Jewelry & Accessories
Pottery, Glasswork & Woodwork
Candles, Soap & Beauty Products
Books & Live The SnoCo Life Magazine (of course)
Food Products & Kitchen Tools
Artwork & Books
Repurposed & Upcylcled … Everything
Games & More
The Snohomish County makers and creators, the artisans found in the shop, as well as those located beyond it, are more than worthy of your support. I know many of them personally. Of course I do. I’ve done stories on them, featured their products in spreads, and even hosted events that they have participated in.
They each have unique products and, more importantly, unique stories behind why they do what they do. That’s probably the best part of my job, getting to know them, and those stories. They aren’t some faceless national corporation or factory. They are just like you and me, small town folks, who are following their dreams and supporting their families. Did I mention that their products are far better, as well as better for you, than that national chain stuff. Well they are, just saying.
You can find out more about the shop and its vendors, as well as shop online at:
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