On April 30th we hosted our second ever market at the Cathedral of St. John! We were inspired to host markets after being a vendor at one of Tricklebee Cafe's markets.
So far we have used our markets to highlight person of color owned and woman owned, local small businesses. Supporting person of color owned businesses is one way you can work towards closing the racial wealth gap, just as supporting woman owned businesses is one step towards closing the sex/gender wage gap (https://medium.com/@Living_Cities/when-you-shop-small-this-saturday-support-a-minority-owned-business-f69325cde628). Supporting locally owned businesses keeps money in your local community (and does so many other wonderful things)!
When you shop local person of color and women owned small businesses, you are supporting your community and neighbors. One thing that we love about doing this, is that you become connected with, and get to know more of your neighbors who you may not have crossed paths with otherwise! Meeting new people almost always also means making new friends :) Who knows, maybe these businesses and their owners (aka neighbors aka new friends) will get you to explore parts of your city or town where you have never been before!
And now *insert drum-roll here* the vendor highlights from this market!!! If applicable we will be linking the Facebook or website for each business, so if you were unable to make it to this market, you can still support the business! (Note there are some businesses that do not have any of these, however, we do have the contact information for them. If you would like their information, let us know!)
Still sad you missed this market? Fret not! We plan on having another at a later date-stay tuned!
Meet Custom Processing Unlimited! Everything he makes is carved with lasers!!!!!! How cool!! He makes all sorts of key chains, earrings, coasters, magnets, name tags and more! You can find things engraved with your favorite references coming from comic books, sci-fi and fantasy novels, and anime to name a few. As the name of the business suggests, you can contact him for custom items!
Meet Dawn's Yummy Delights! She is known for her kandied nuts, but she doesn't stop there with the deliciousness!!!!!! With her you will also find individual sized desserts such as cobblers, cookies, tarts, trail mix, toffee and more! She is always coming up with amazing new treats, so be on the lookout for her!
Fresh Bucks Custom Design has some of the coolest Milwaukee apparel! You can let everyone know where home is with their very popular "Just A Kid From Milwaukee" shirt or hoodie. Not only do they have ready made shirts but they also do custom printing! Whatever your needs are, they can hook you up!
Penguina's Presents has all sorts of cute little gifts! They can give any plain t-shirt a new look by adding a chest pocket with designs from your favorite cartoon. They also design jewelry boxes and hair bows!
Creative Cards by Franny has the most unique, beautiful handmade cards! She makes cards for every occasion you may need one for. Many cards have been decorated with a necklace, to be worn later!
Meet Paradise Home! She makes things you never knew you needed for you home such as massage candles, bow ties, neckties, head scarfs, dresses and more! She also makes quilts and does custom dresses, so hit her up!
This artwork was made by Viola of Vickey's Place! In addition to having one of a kind canvas paintings, she has shirts, clocks, clutches, shower curtains, and sooo many other items with her art on it!
Cakes by Linda Kay makes some of the most delicious baked goods you will ever find! She makes everything from cakes, cupcakes and cookies to brownies and truffles! She also does custom orders!
Konkada makes mudcloth pillow covers, scarfs, blankets and lamps. He also has Milwaukee themed prints, lamps and pillow covers! Check out his website for more, or to talk about a custom order!
Button Button Button Who's Got the Button, makes such cute creations with buttons!!! All sorts of decorative pieces in vases, little pots and more!
Essential Raw Naturals has a head to toe body butter, that can literally be used for anything. A little goes a loooong way! Check out her page to see where she will be next!
If you don't know her already, meet That Salsa Lady! Get all different kinds of homemade salsa AND chips for your next party!!!
Indigo Body makes soaps and body butters all by hand! She is amazing at making everything look beautiful, and will have you smelling even better!
Urban Samba Plants has so many different plants to chose from! Each plant has been growing with so much love, each in it's own unique arrangement!
Franciscan Peacemakers employs women coming out of sex work or sex trafficking, and teaches them how to make bath and beauty products such as soap, bath bombs, lotion and candles. Check out their products on their site!
Triciclo Peru makes authentic Peruvian empanadas from scratch! They have 5 different flavors to choose from that you can order now, or get them to cater!
Cheryl Travel With Ease is an independent travel agent! She can help you plan your family trip, dream vacation, or an excursion by yourself!
Nourishing Natures makes beauty products for every need you have! Soaps, lotion, body butter, deodorant, lip care, face soap, clay masks, hair products and more! She is always exploring new and different options for products that are all handmade!
AMP Creations makes handmade jewelry! She has such a wide range of colors and styles, and has sets available as well. She also does custom orders so get in touch with her!