Meet Our Founders
Mimi Striplin, a College of Charleston graduate, left life in the haberdashery world behind and founded The Tiny Tassel in the summer of 2015. Designing and creating each tassel by hand with hopes of bringing a little joy to Charleston has led her to offer a full line of handmade jewelry and garments made up of bright colors and classic prints which are available at retailers across the country.
Liz Martin created an online shop, The Charleston Weekender, in 2015 to add a little creativity to her life as a speech therapist. Her line of products quickly emerged into a lifestyle blog intended to inspire Charlestonians to live every day more like it’s the weekend. She offers products discovered during her travels, as well as some of her own designs/products that are sold at a number of local retailers.
Cannonborough Collective is the only balloon & gift shop located on downtown Charleston's Peninsula. Locate at 185 St. Philip Street, we offer a shared space that allows local brands to rent space and sell their merchandise.
"Cannonborough Collective is a place that’s for locals by locals, and we want to share the space with other Charleston makers. We’re not business moguls, just two regular gals who were spending so much time at markets and pop ups that we wanted to have a space to call our own. We love the existing shops and eateries in the neighborhood and are so thrilled to have joined the Cannonborough/Elliotborough community.” - Liz Martin & Mimi Striplin