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Meet Our Makers: Texture Design Co.
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Today we introduce you to Texture Design Co.! You’re a big fan of their prints, cards, magnets, & calendars so we wanted to share more about this adorable brand.


Website: www.texturedesignco.com

Instagram: @TextureDesignCo

Company Founder: Emily Kirby

Share a fun fact about your brand or your story/ tell us about your products: 

Before heading to college, my dad told me I should think about majoring in Graphic Design. Being a stubborn teenage girl, I quickly turned that idea down. Ha! A few years after graduating college, I realized he may have had a good point. :) So I went back to school for a graphic design, and that was the start of Texture Design Co! Lesson learned, sometimes parents have really good advice.

Who is another local maker you admire? 

I’m a huge fan of the beautiful weavings by Sunwoven. I love Erin’s use of color; she puts together the yummiest color combinations! We have one of her pieces in our living room, and it really makes me smile. We now carry these weavings in our store, too!

What’s your favorite Charleston Restaurant? 

Basil is my “tried and true”! It was one of the first restaurants I visited when I moved to Charleston 11 years ago, and it is still a top favorite. Their Thai food never gets old!

What is your favorite song to jam out to while you create products or look for inspiration?  

It changes regularly, but this week I’ve listened to ’Say Something’ by Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake on repeat.

What is your favorite product you offer right now and what was the inspiration behind it/why will people love it? 

A Charleston Baby’s First Year Book will forever be a favorite project! I started working on it when we found out that we were expecting our first child. I wanted to create a baby book that I was excited to fill out, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. The pages are full of colorful illustrations of Charleston, and I think it is the perfect baby gift for new parents in the Lowcountry! 

Photos of Emily by Wild Cotton Photography

Photos of Baby Book by Taylor Lauren Barker 

Meet Our Makers: Island Haus Paperie

Today we are introducing you to the gal behind so many awesome cards and prints in our shop, Renee of Island Haus Paperie!   Read on to learn a little about Renee, and be sure to check out her website & Instagram


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Tell us about your products and the process behind creating them.

All of my products are first designed with a watercolor painting and then I bring those designs to life through various different types of products; cards, prints, wrapping paper, mugs the list goes on!  I’m hoping to add more print designs + products in the coming year! If you have a special request I’d love to hear it!  renee@islandhauspaperie.com

What's your current favorite Charleston restaurant?

Coastal Crust in Mt. Pleasant… the salad, the pizza, the wine, the atmosphere- perfection!

Who is another local maker you admire?

I’ve always really loved everything that Suite 33 creates - I have two of her stockings hanging on my mantle right now and I just smile every time I look at them! 

What's your favorite song to jam out to while you're making?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

I really love all genres of music but my jam is definitely Janis Joplin mainly because in my mind I can belt it out just like her - haha!

Tell us about your favorite product you offer right now and the inspiration behind it.

Right now I’m really loving our 2018 calendar! This product is extra special because my husband made the display blocks that come with each calendar! I always love getting a new calendar so I can see all the fun things I have planned in the year ahead! 

Shopping Small in Charleston
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By now it’s almost a trendy notion to “shop small” for the holidays.  Since opening a store, we have come to appreciate what impact shopping small really brings!  We both worked in retail for a lot of our high school and college years, and that usually meant working to meet a quota for a corporate company.   When you buy local, you’re making a purchase that shows you're believing in someone’s dream.  You're buying from someone that could be your own neighbor or child's teacher, and even a small sale is noticeable when you’re a maker.  We definitely have goals we are trying to meet for our balloon & product sales, but our biggest goal is to offer a happy spot for our community where you want to come again and again and where up and coming brands are getting to sell their products!  We also sell balloons, so we love helping out other locals for events or to draw attention to their place of business. 

We have about a dozen vendors that sell their wares within our ~400 square foot shop.  When we call them to let them know they are sold out of something, do you know how excited we all get?!  When they have to restock something, that usually means they are taking time out of their nights and weekends to make something by hand for us.  In fact, most of our vendors work other full time jobs so their products are truly a labor of love.

We wanted to share some of our favorite small businesses around town so that you have plenty of local options to shop with this season.  You’ll often see the owners themselves working, so remember how much more special your purchase will be to the person behind the register.

1. Candy Shop Vintage

2. Charmed Beauty & Gifts

3. Crew LaLa

4. Dandy Boutique

5. Hausful

6. Indigo Home

7. Indigo Market

8.  J. Stark

9.  Mac & Murphy

10.  Simply J Boutique

11.  Skinny Dip Charleston

12.  Zinnia

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Thanks for stopping by!  Follow along on Instagram to stay in the loop about all our happenings.  We hope to see you Dec 8 for our neighborhood sip & shop, Dec 9 for our Christmas Party, and Dec 17 for our Francis & Benedict Trunk Show (5-7). 

-Liz & Mimi

images c/o Aneris Photography