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Hometown Heroes Collective

As in, local creatives, designers and makers we love from all over the country.

Hometown Heroes Collective

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WE LAUNCHED THIS COLLECTIVE TO HELP LOCAL CREATIVES, DESIGNERS AND MAKERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY GROW THEIR BUSINESSES. NOW WE’RE EXCITED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF OUR PROGRAM.

Interested? Excited? Us too. Keep reading to have your questions answered and for your own chance to become a part of it (!).

OUR SECOND COLLECTIVE CLASS

The New Class

Golde

WHO:
Trinity Mouzon Wofford

HOMETOWN:
Brooklyn, NY

SPECIALTY:
Radiance-boosting tonic blends and beauty essentials

@golde

The New Class

Holly Coley

WHO:
Holly Coley

HOMETOWN:
San Francisco, CA

SPECIALTY:
Ceramics influenced by magical realism…and sloths

@hollycoley

The New Class

NewMade LA

WHO:
Simon LeComte

HOMETOWN:
Los Angeles, CA

SPECIALTY:
Affordable mid-century-inspired home goods

@newmadela

The New Class

Settle Ceramics

WHO:
Samantha Heligman

HOMETOWN:
Austin, TX

SPECIALTY:
One-of-a-kind pieces meant to last generations

@settle_ceramics

The New Class

Stephanie DeAngelis

WHO:
Stephanie DeAngelis

HOMETOWN:
Los Angeles, CA

SPECIALTY:
Ready-to-frame prints and ready-to-gift cards

@steph_angelis

The New Class

YEAR 901

WHO:
Benh Pham

HOMETOWN:
Austin, TX

SPECIALTY:
Handcrafted jewelry with a light-hearted twist

@year901

Steps
NO. 1

WHY THE COLLECTIVE?

We’re always looking for ways to build our community so we’ve partnered with Nest, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting craftspeople to generate workforce inclusivity.

Together we’ll continually select a class of US-based makers to join our collective and give them a platform to sell their small-batch goods on our site, plus enjoy all the great opportunities that come with being a Hometown Hero.

Steps
NO. 2

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

From professional photography and Team Madewell mentorship, to increased exposure and development grants, there are lots of pros to joining our community of makers.

Steps
NO. 3

HOW TO APPLY?

Are you a creative, designer or maker? Want to get in on the action and become a Hometown Hero Collective member?

Send an email to hometownheroes@buildanest.org and request an application. Learn even more about the program right over here.

COLLECTIVE ALUMNI

WHO:
Samuel and Juan Solorzano

HOMETOWN:
Nashville, TN

SPECIALTY:
Flash-art-inspired screen prints and accessories

@brothersdesignco

WHO:
Emily Miller

HOMETOWN:
Nashville, TN

SPECIALTY:
Ready-to-frame illustrated prints

@emilysadventures

WHO:
Anna Zeitlin

HOMETOWN:
Nashville, TN

SPECIALTY:
Timeless, consciously handcrafted hats

@fannyandjune

WHO:
Alex Clarke

HOMETOWN:
Madison, WI

SPECIALTY:
Sculptural wooden home décor

@alex__clarke__

WHO:
Henni Dubois

HOMETOWN:
Jersey City, NJ

SPECIALTY:
Artful ceramics inspired by South America

@heritera_

WHO:
Arianna Caggiano

HOMETOWN:
Savannah, GA

SPECIALTY:
Modern quilted home goods and accessories

@quiltkween