Meet the Makers

We strongly believe everyone and everything has a story, therefore the products we sell only tell one part of the story. We so enjoy learning about the people behind the products we buy that we want to share those stories with you. Since taking on Blackstone’s in 2006 we have shared many a story in-store with you such as the discovery of Sea Bags (recycled sailcloth bags and accessories made in Portland, ME) and the meeting of then owner Beth Shissler.  Since that early meeting, our love of this locally made product has seen the launch of our own exclusive Sea Bags collection that include totes, personal care accessories and placemats.

Our online goal of Meet the Makers is to introduce you to the people like Beth Shissler that are behind the brand, and to encourage an interest in and understanding behind what products we choose for you.  Welcome to our Meet the Artisans series.