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Makers to Watch- Flourish 2018

Makers to Watch- Flourish 2018

Discover the South's most outstanding makers as we tell their stories and feature their products on The Merc, curated by Good Grit. The Merc is the source for Southern-made goods with heart. We have small-batch products with deals you cannot find anywhere else! As you discover these Southern-made goods, remember that you are not only investing in a product—you're investing in a dream. 

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Stoneware & Co.
Louisville Pottery Collection Mixing Bowls
$35-85 or $230 for the set
*High-Fired Stoneware / White / Microwave Safe / Dishwasher Safe

Stoneware & Co. has helped bring families together by transforming clay into timeless pieces of art. Since 1815, they have been committed to creating pottery that will withstand years—heck, generations—of use. The Louisville Pottery Collection Mixing Bowls are bowls that once you use them, you will not be able to live without. Not only do these hand-painted mixing bowls look darling on your kitchen counter, they also are the perfect mix of form and functionality. Their skilled artisans use centuries-old techniques to create beautiful utilitarian bowls that can be treasured for generations. Every bowl has a convenient spout for pouring and is oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. (Can I get an amen?) Give the cook in your life these heirloom pieces to mix together not only recipes, but also memories.

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Whitby
Namfon Tote in Blue
$425
14" L x 12.5" h x 5" w / Half Calf Italian Leather

The blue Namfon Tote will not only brighten up your spring wardrobe, it will also brighten a young girl's future. Whitby was created with the sole purpose of preventing the exploitation of girls around the world. With every bag purchased, 15 percent of the proceeds go to support education, prevent exploitation, and empower families to raise strong, independent women. Inside every bag, you will see a breathtaking piece of artwork printed on the lining. Artwork that tells the story of hope, love, and gratitude. The artwork of at-risk girls who, through the kind, giving heart of Whitby founder Britt Adams, are able to live, learn, and flourish in their community. When you carry a Whitby handbag, you are helping carry the weight of a young woman so she can be FREE!

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OAK Nashville
Due South Candle
$28.00
Soy Wax / 22 oz / 80+ hour burn time / Mixture of Oakmoss, Amber, Sage and OrangeImage

Hunker Bag Co
Riverside Portfolio
$116.99
Horween Leather / Fits 13" Macbook / Unstructured / Unlined / Brass hardwareImage

Southern Polished
Sandals (various styles)
$75-155
American Steerhide / Soft Tennessee Leather / Tacked Straps / Mold to your feet / Whole SizesImage

Ashley Ink & Paperie
Bless Your Heart Gift Set
$40.00
A2 sized notecards and envelopes / 2 cards per design / 8" x 10" frameable Bless Your Heart Print