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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 ORIGINALLY LAUNCHED HOMETOWN HEROES TO HIGHLIGHT LOCAL CREATIVES, DESIGNERS AND MAKERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. NOW WE'RE TAKING THINGS A STEP FURTHER WITH A BRAND-NEW PROGRAM THAT HELPS OUR HEROES GROW THEIR BUSINESSES AS WELL AS STRENGTHENS OUR COMMITMENT TO THEM.

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

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.

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.

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.

OUR FIRST COLLECTIVE CLASS

BROTHERS DESIGN CO.

WHO:
Samuel and Juan Solorzano

HOMETOWN:
Nashville, TN

SPECIALTY:
Flash-art-inspired screen prints and accessories

@brothersdesignco

Emily Elizabeth Miller

WHO:
Emily Miller

HOMETOWN:
Nashville, TN

SPECIALTY:
Ready-to-frame illustrated prints

@emilysadventures

Fanny & June

WHO:
Anna Zeitlin

HOMETOWN:
Nashville, TN

SPECIALTY:
Timeless, consciously handcrafted hats

@fannyandjune

ALEX CLARKE WOODWORKING

WHO:
Alex Clarke

HOMETOWN:
Madison, WI

SPECIALTY:
Sculptural wooden home décor

@alex__clarke__

HERITERA

WHO:
Henni Dubois

HOMETOWN:
Jersey City, NJ

SPECIALTY:
Artful ceramics inspired by South America

@heritera_

QUILTKWEEN

WHO:
Arianna Caggiano

HOMETOWN:
Savannah, GA

SPECIALTY:
Modern quilted home goods and accessories

@quiltkween