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Small Business Saturday with City Goods

Small business Saturday is all about supporting local, and the makers behind City Goods are ready for their stores to be the destination for shoppers who want to give the gift of handmade goods.

From health and beauty products to decorations for home, find the perfect gift this season at one of City Good’s 23 stores while giving back to the Cleveland Maker community. 

Brittany’s Record Shop
Brittany, or DJ Red-I as her fans may know her, has taken up residence at City Goods, selling records for vinyl collectors who are especially interested in reggae, soul and hip-hop. “Vinyl has always been a huge part of my life, whether I was playing records, collecting them or sampling them when I was making beats,” she says. 

Capsoul Co.
Style and functionality don’t have to clash thanks to Marissa Wilson, the designer of the Capsoul pack dubbed perfect for daily use. The goal is a functional bag designed for a multitude of purposes that also boasts a designer touch of style that compliments your look. 

Carmen & Co.
Think your hoop earrings are just another piece of jewelry? Think again. Jasmine Villanueva is creating hoops with a cause and a goal of empowering women with every pair. Her earrings are made with surgical steel and are nickel free, making them friendly to all skin types and in style for any outfit. 

Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve co.
A family-owned company and a staple of Cleveland small business community, this skin and body care brand has set up shop in the second floor of a hangar. The man behind the brand, Sam Friedman, also helped City Goods get its start. “Use this as a fun space,” Friedman says of City Goods. “Access it, see what it can do for you. The most important thing to understand is this is about supporting local.” 

Charlie’s Woodshop
The “Rodent King of Cleveland” has set up shop and is bringing squirrel picnic tables, epoxy coffee tables and more that give a hand-made touch to gifts this season. Charlie is ready for holiday shoppers to come in and see his “squirrel table headquarters” this season at City Goods. “I enjoy being part of the community and having my own little spot,” says Charlie, “We would never be able to afford a storefront, but this makes it easy.” 

Cherub’s Blanket
Specializing in “organic cotton textiles,” Cherub’s blanket makes baby blankets and clothes as well as kitchen, towels, face towels and more for the home. The products are made from natural cotton, meaning they all retain a soft white color and light, clean scent. With local sourcing and production right in the United States, these products are a win for the home and the environment. 

Getting their start in the 2000s by traveling to art shows, mother daughter duo JoAnn Rawley and Beth Keenan put their eclectic mix of design and color together to create goods for the kitchen and home. With City Goods, their long-time dream of having a storefront has been realized. Our tagline for Funktini is “The Art of Creating Smiles,” says Keenan. “It’s just really nice that people feel good when they see what we create.”

 Gabe Leidy Photography
Gift the picturesque beauty of The land on calendars, greeting cards and in photo prints featuring photography from the lens of Gabe Leidy. His work has captured the beauty of Ohio, but especially favorites from right here in Cleveland such as the script Cleveland signs, Terminal Tower, the Guardians of Traffic. 

Gena Page Designs
Beaded jewelry takes an elegant turn at Gena Page designs. Earrings, bracelets and necklaces can be worn layered or independently, it is the wearer’s choice. From making a statement to keeping it understated, there is a piece in store for every occasion. 

Ginger & Honey
Voted on by our readers as a Best of Cleveland winner, this company that came from sisters Robbie and Roe who got their start in New York but moved to Cleveland with their brand that is focused on natural ingredients that can be used on all skin types. 

Harness Collective
Setting up shop at City Goods with their Makers Market, Harness Collective “empowers neighborhood brick and mortar entrepreneurs through coaching, financial resources and management support.” In doing so, they sell clothes and décor made by local artisans and give them a chance to sell their goods in store. 

Hyggelight Growing Candle
Candles and plants are pretty much a staple for any home. Hyggelight is giving both for the same price and packaging. Their candles come in a ceramic jar with a seed-paper label. Once the candle has burned all the way through, put the label in the jar with a little dirt and grow flowers for your windowsill or patio all while cutting down on waste.

Well known around the city, Ilthy is making apparel that celebrates the love of sports, culture and the city of Cleveland in all its products. They know that “Cleveland is the Reason” they got to where they are and their line of clothes will share the same message with you on hats, jackets and more.

 Legend Headwear
Keep your head warm this winter with headwear from Legend, a family-owned brand that is known and loved by Clevelanders. From beanies to camper hats, there is a fit for every style in a multitude of colors. 

Little Spark Refill Shop
Cutting down on waste and bolstering sustainability is the mission of Rachel Regula and her Little Spark Refill Shop. The concept has gained traction from the flagship store in Rocky River and now resides in City Goods for people to come in and use existing containers to refill on shampoo, lotion, conditioner, body wash and more. “I stumbled upon a refill shop and thought it was a really cool concept,” says Regula. “I was like ‘do we have a refill shop in Cleveland?’ so I felt like that was my moment.”

Old’s Cool Vintage & Thrift
If vintage is your style, look no further than the upcycled recreations of Old’s Cool. Flannel shirts are the specialty here, with one for every sports fan across each team and some new styles that have been bleach dyed and printed for Christmas. 

Shari Escott is the mind behind Papercutz studio, and her creations come from humble beginnings: ladies craft night. Collecting vintage playbills, newspapers, matchbooks and wallpaper, she creates unique collage style art and turns them into posters, cards and more. “It’s a whole process,” says Escott. “I have to sketch it out, find the papers, go through all my bins and try to find what would work and I hand cut all the papers.” 

Rad Olive Clothing
Jodie Bromberg got her start when she went thrifting, saw something she loved, and knew she could make it herself. Now, she goes thrifting with her friends all across the region to grab pieces, especially flannels, to upcycle for her business, Rad Olive. “My floor is covered in hundreds of flannels,” says Bromberg. “I spend a week sewing about 100 flannels.”

Rocket E3
From Bigfoot to the Browns and Cleveland gear galore, Cleveland maker Scott Hudson is behind Rocket E3, screen printing his designs on tees, sweatshirts, stickers and more. Got a Browns fan in your life with a sense of humor or someone who just loves The Land? Rocket E3 has you covered. 

Svona Studio
Recently selected by our staff as a Best of Cleveland winner, this local pottery maker and artist has taken the creative scene by storm. From the mind of Shelly Svonavec comes long lasting and fun creations to accent the home. “You’ll find ceramics in hundreds of thousands of years. The idea that every single thing I make could be dug up one day is kind of crazy,” she says. 

Stephanie Lee Paynter
Stephanie Lee Paynter’s “organic industrial” style of work turns out earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets that are simplistic enough to compliment a multitude of colors and styles across your wardrobe. She will even create a custom piece if you come in with an original concept. 

An eclectic touch of light for any home, these two makers can create lights out of anything from liquor bottles to duct work, which was the inspiration for the first piece. The most popular creation from this Akron-based business though? The skateboard lamps. “A lot of those are professional skateboards,” says Glenn Miller, Co-Founder of Whiskertin. “They’re fully licensed through whichever brand the deck is.”

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