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[OWN] FIVE MAKER MONDAY FINDS FROM PITCH NIGHT

Every few months we invite makers to show up and show off their products in the hopes of having them picked up and sold at STORY. Over the past four years we’ve seen everything from handmade kites to a 10-year old’s cookie business and watched many of these small businesses make it big. Most recently Novel Studios’ concrete candle was featured in the New York Times gift guide and KAHRI by KahriAnne Kerr’s dolls are being sold by our friends at Bezar. Inspired by Maker Monday, ahead five maker-made finds from past Pitch Nights.

DPTR: 

The go to sow fashion for a fast-paced lifestyle. It’s the way Zak Sutter and Danny Loiacono’s Horween leather accessories streamline things, focusing on materials and utility.

A SUMMER SHOP:

The go to trivial leisure pursuits. It’s the way these seasonally-minded roll-and-go games are part design object part plaything, handmade in classic natural cotton canvas and packed with all the pieces to upend boredom. 

 

GO COMB

The go to gilded grooming tools. It’s the way Heather Burkman turned vintage-inspiration into a pretty practical product that tames the mane and manages to fit inside a wallet.

HICKIES:

The go to shoe tie game-changers. It’s the way this shoe tie replacement system co-created by Gastón Frydlewski and Mariquel Waingarten makes untied shoes a thing of the past through elastics that lace you up – no double knot required.

SMITH & CHANG:

The go to small batch bath products with small town vibes, crafted in the big city. It’s the way Sawyer Smith and Alex Chang have rediscovered the charm of the traditional general store, creating an Jersey City outpost for a collection of all-natural and essentials  like their USA made bath products.