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South Hill Sundries, Soaps and Salves
This mother-daughter team hand-makes small batches of organic soaps, salves and lotion bars, using sustainable palm oil and locally sourced colors and scents whenever possible. If the adorable packaging isn't enough to convince you to pick up a bar or two, the delightful fragrances — like Rosemary Mint and Rose Geranium — certainly will. The soaps are highly moisturizing, and the hand salves are great for minor cuts and scraped knees. Find them at farmers markets.
Hashtag Adorbs Home Decor
Spokane Valley-based #Adorbs specializes in printed burlap-and-wood signs embellished with refreshingly cheery phrases and illustrations that are a perfect pick-me-up for any room. They also make customized signs to commemorate weddings, births and other important dates. Find them at TO MARKET in River Park Square or on Etsy.
Leather Works All-American Sheepskin Slippers
These handmade slippers are bestsellers at this Coeur d'Alene shop, so they're guaranteed to keep your toes toasty. They're available with leather soles, traction soles or "softies" that are perfect for curling up on the couch. Best of all, they're completely machine washable, and have replaceable, fluffy inner soles to make them last longer.
Dave Ulmen Fine Handcrafted Woods
Dave Ulmen has been around woodworking since he was a child, watching his grandfather work next to an old potbellied stove in a woodshop he built himself. Now he's carrying on the family tradition with beautiful, all-natural hardwood cheese and cutting boards and his signature Wine Waves, made with complementary grains and colors. Find them at Pottery Place Plus, Made in Washington stores and Simply Northwest.
Linda Dillon Designs Jewelry
Linda Dillon's edgy yet feminine style and keen eye for aesthetics have attracted a faithful following since 1998. She creates fine jewelry and statement pieces, like Celtic crosses, Greco-Roman-inspired medallions and chunky strings of rustic golden beads, from gemstones, semi-precious stones and metals. Find them at the Davenport Grand Home Store.
Local Knits Beanies
It's not often that you meet a skateboarder with a knack for crocheting, but Local Knits founder Ethan Rollins is excellent at both. He makes beanies, hoodies, tees and wallets designed for an active outdoor lifestyle. The beanies are his signature item — they're made to order from high-quality worsted acrylic and wool blend yarns that are cut, dyed and branded by hand. Available at Atticus and online.