Here at Collectiv, we’re all about finding what’s unique. That’s why we love Mikey Made It! This company produces paper garland unlike anything we’ve ever seen. With an attention to detail (For example, The Easter garland has chocolate bunnies and every other bunny has a bite out of its ear, how cute is that?!) and a use of color that makes every design pop, we’re excited to introduce you to one of our newest additions to the shop, Mikey Made It. Here’s what he had to say about his work and what paper garland is in the works currently.
Woodworking is a fine craft that few can perfect. Keith Crawford, of Keith Crawford Designs, has mastered it. While he loves commission work on big projects, he also loves creating small household goods that are designed to last. As a Portage Park local, we love having his unique work at Collectiv. From a charcuterie board with a 100-year-old history to candle holders that make for the perfect gift, come in and check out his work sometime! But first, learn more about this artist in Keith’s Q&A.
To be a small business owner, you must be driven. To be a successful small business owner, you must have passion. That passion is shown through every item that Katherine, owner of Scrub Me Skin Care, makes. If you’ve ever used any of her products or services, you know that you’re getting the best. That’s why we’re proud to have her as a featured maker this week on the Collectiv blog! See what she’s been up to with Scrub Me.
As you already know, we’re huge fans of Chicago here at Collectiv. That’s one of the reasons we love Kim, owner of Neighborhood Goodz. She makes a variety of items, such as pins, canvas and wood signs that are the perfect addition to your home if you want to share your Chicago pride. Not to mention, she makes a variety of other fun, trendy items that are sure to make a statement.
We’re so happy to feature Neighborhood Goodz on the blog this week, as she’s also a local maker here in Portage Park. See what she has to say about what inspires her to create and how she decides what music she’s crafting to!
Born from her love of winter accessories, Sundae Crochet Co is a Portage Park local maker we love. Why? Her products are made from the warmest and softest chunky yarns. We’re grateful that Sundae Crochet Co maker and owner Jaclyn Crawford sat down to chat with us a bit about her company, what inspires her and the not one, but many Chicago restaurants she think you must try.
Ready or not, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Hard to believe, as it feels that Christmas was only just yesterday. Of course, you don’t want to show up to see the one you love empty handed!
We’re here to help. To help you find the perfect gift for her, or him and everyone in between, we’ve compiled this helpful gift guide to make sure your special someone knows they’re loved this valentines day.
As a buyer, you have so many options in front of you when you’re choosing gifts, home decor or even if you just want to #treatyoself. You may have heard the term “shop local” before, but never really given it much thought. But really, shopping small is one of the best ways you can support makers and your community.
There’s nothing quite like finding an item that’s uniquely yours. Start shopping small and making an impact on your community. Here’s why you should have the goal of shopping local this year.
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I'd like to welcome you to our local Chicago shop! Located in the Portage Park neighborhood, Collectiv is the space where you'll find gifts and goods from makers in the area. There's truly something for everyone.
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