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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.


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: Abby Murphy Photography

Today we are thrilled to introduce you to Abby Murphy of Abby Murphy Photography, who is one of our talented local artist we carry. We now sell her fine art photography, so come by to have a look at it!

Company Founder: Abby Murphy

Abby’s website:

Abby’s Instagram: @abbymurphyphoto

Abby, share a fun fact about your brand or your story/ tell us about your products: 

I created this collection when I first moved to Charleston and was totally falling in love with the city. I photographed these on a medium format film Hasselblad camera, which is an incredibly beautiful and mechanical Swedish camera. Shooting film slows down the process of composing and creating my images much more than digital, plus I love the soft way it captures light. I don’t shoot film much for my client projects, so I started my print shop to share my love of film photography and Charleston with everyone! 

Who is another local maker you admire?

My friend Julie of For Heaven Bakes makes INCREDIBLE 3D cakes! Seriously, look her up and you will be blown away.

What’s your favorite Charleston Restaurant? 

My go-to for dinner is always Leon’s! 

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

My favorite band is Tennis and I’m always jamming to their song “Never Work for Free.” I listen to them every single day!

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

My favorite photo in the shop is 1 East Battery. I love the details on the house, the glowy sunset light, and the palm tree! The neutral colors work in anyone’s space, and it looks amazing framed in either white or black!

Aren’t Abby’s photographs beautiful?! Come by soon to shop them in person!

Meet Our Makers: Graefic Design

Our Meet Our Makers series is back this week with Alyssa Graef Bankowski of Graefic Design. Our customers have been loving her unisex Charleston shirts, hats, and travel tumblers.  She recently added some gold foil prints, too!  Learn a little more about Alissa below.


Tell us a Charleston restaurant you're loving right now. 

I haven't been yet but I'm dying to try Workshop!

Who is another local maker you admire?

Annie from @tidaljewelry_byannie and Danielle Fabrega of @thetownserif.

What is your favorite product right now and what's the inspiration behind it? 

My new CHS women's hats. I wanted to create something really feminine and relevant, so I took my handwritten CHS logo and embroidered it on these amazing violet hats (which is the pantone color of the year!) and I couldn't be more excited. It'll be my go-to hat for a while.


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

I not-so-secretly love old school hip-hop, so anything in that genre but lately the song "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand" by Primitive Radio Gods is my jam.

Share a tip or tell us a fun fact about you/ your products. 

Fun fact: I LOVE to cook. I think it feeds into my creativity since I can concoct various recipes from ingredients I have on hand and come up with new, exciting drinks and food combos. I run a side insta ( that I play around with food and drink concoctions, post some of my best meals while traveling, etc. Here's one of my fav salad recipes that's perfect for spring and summer.

Alissa will be joining us again as a summer vendor, so come shop her awesome products soon!