We just added The Messenger in Slate to the shop/s. It is a slightly washed out slightly distressed blue gray brushed canvas we're calling Slate. The fabric is perfect for this style. It's still very neutral so it works well with work or casual clothes and is great for both men and women. Find it here, here and here.
First on my list of handmade independent businesses I would like to highlight is the fabulous team at FilzFelt (made up of two of my favorite people, Kelly and Traci). German wool felt is their specialty in bright colors and quality material. This holiday, I'm particularly enamored with their Christmas ornaments. Schneeflockes and Lamms!
Etcetera Media (a related company built by Kelly of FilzFelt) makes one of my favorite home accessories, the 6 pack wine rack. Functional, simple and stylish...the perfect gift for the wine collector in your life.
I also want to give a HUGE thank you to Dooce (that fabulously funny blogger who writes about parenting and family and life in general with all the wit and wisdom in the world) for including us in her holiday gift guide! See it on her blog, here. We are are such big fans of Dooce that we were bowled over when one of our readers pointed this out to us. Thank you!