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What It Means To Shop Small

Shopping Small – The Handcrafted Cooperative –

I’ll admit, shopping local is something that wasn’t always important to me. I didn’t truly understand the importance of the shopping small movement. It wasn’t until I became a entrepreneur myself that I knew how much hard work and love went into each small business and their products. The blood, sweat and tears are something we all know comes with any job, especially a small business, but what I didn’t realize came with the gig was the overwhelming support of the creative community. The friendships I’ve gained since becoming a small business owner is something I was surprised by and I’m incredibly grateful for. These business owners, these REAL PEOPLE, are so welcoming and kind. We all have struggles in our craft but at the end of the day we all love what we do and enjoying bringing joy to each person who makes a purchase from us. We love building other another up rather than tearing each other down to make our community stronger.

The Handcrafted Cooperative offers a seasonal retail market dedicated to handmade items created by the most talented independent makers in our area. We help improve our local economy, support small business, and keep our community unique.

I am so excited to be a part of the Holiday Market this year.

This week alone, I’ve worked with two other Handcrafted Cooperative vendors bouncing ideas off of each other about our booth set ups and chatting about last minute product additions. We are all excited. We want you to be excited. We want all of Morgantown to be excited. This Holiday Market is going to be the best yet and we can’t wait to see you there. Even if you stop by to browse, listen to the live music or grab some coffee, that means so much to our community of creatives. Your support of the event brings just as much joy as a making a purchase.

I can’t say enough good things about the coordinator of this whole shebang, Megan Ursic. Talk about an amazing, purpose driven gal. Megan’s positive energy and smile make you feel like old friends even if you’ve just met. She founded the Handcrafted Cooperative because there was a lack of markets in this area focused on makers and handmade goods. This market would not be successful without her ambitious goals to make this the best maker’s market in the area. Thank you, Megan, for your passion and bringing us creatives together for such an amazing event. The lineup of vendors is good, real good. Go check out the line up here!

The Handcrafted Cooperative
Saturday, November 17, 2018  |  10am – 2pm
413 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV
Free Admission and Family Friendly
http://www.thehandcraftedcooperative.com

New Products

Here’s a preview of some of my new products making their debut at the event this Saturday. To say I love Christmas is an understatement. I had so much fun with these new designs!


Allison Kotarsky

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Greeting Cards

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Well, here’s the announcement I was so excited for! Greeting cards are now available for easy purchase in my shop! Shop Now!

Soft watercolor florals printed on premium stock ready to brighten someone’s day. Who doesn’t love getting a real card in the mail? I know I do! I had greeting cards at the bridal shows and they were received really well. Many people asked if they could buy them online, and now you can!

My email subscribers got a sneak peek yesterday along with a coupon code for discount shopping. If you don’t want to miss out on the next offer or announcement, be sure to sign up! 

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