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5 Gift Ideas Made With Love in the Heart of Detroit

Detroitisit Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Local and Support Small Businesses

SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Detroitisit’s Gift guide 2021 is less chaotic than a Black Friday frenzy. And everybody should have a good start on at least a few items for their holiday shopping. Christmas can no doubt be a stressful time if you’re unsure of what to look for. We’re here to help you get an original gift. Organization first! You may have an idea of what kind of items your family members and friends are into but maybe could use assistance with narrowing down the choices.

This week, Detroitisit has rounded up local Detroit businesses where you can find a gift for anyone on your list with a passion for the people of Detroit as well as the planet. Explore these stylish local Detroit shops emphasizing sustainability:

 

ROSEMARINE TEXTILES

Rosemarine Textiles scrunchies

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Meghan Navoy is the mastermind behind Rosemarine Textiles. Meghan has a passionate background in exploring sustainable production and botanical color. RT has everything from socks to silk ribbons and bucket hats. What’s more touching than a handmade gift with the intention of showing Earth respect? You may have thought about a gift from the city of Detroit but have you thought about how it’s made? Everything is plant-dyed and sustainably made in Rosemarine’s Southwest Detroit studio. Shop Scrunchies for an excellent silk velvet stocking stuffer.

 

 

DEVIATE FASHION

Don't sleep on Detroit Deviate

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Gift an in-house-made, aesthetically edgy, socially woke gift from a fashion-driven Detroit clothing brand. Not to mention, the team is run by women. Deviate produces deeply personal collections that explore current issues and challenge social norms. Each collection harmonizes expert tailoring and corsetry aligning with their foundational mission. Cozy pretty much sums up some of their new releases like the Retro Magnifying Glass Embroidered Crewneck ($44) or Don’t Sleep on Detroit Patch Crewneck ($54). Unity is at the heart with a focus on unisex styles.

PINGREE DETROIT

Willow Wallet Pingree Detroit

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Located on 15707 Livernois Ave, Pingree Detroit was founded in 2015. This growing business is a worker-owned, triple bottom line design and manufacturing cooperative that hand-makes footwear and home, pet, and fashion accessories in Detroit. And how do they do it? With leather and other materials upcycled from the auto industry. Shop sustainably in Detroit. Check out their new Willow-run and Whittier Wallets. The community and planet will thank you.

 

 

REBEL NELL

Dianna Earrings Rebel Nell

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Rebel Nell‘s ethical & sustainable jewelry mission since 2013 consists of providing employment, equitable opportunity, and wraparound support for women with barriers to employment. Repurposing artfully is their gig. “Drop a hint” with an email link on the site, letting loved ones know a must-have! If you’re the gift giver for a jewelry lover, shopping online can be a bit timing-consuming. There are several to go googly eyes over, but perhaps gift something like the silver Amy Necklace from Rebel Nell’s Ouizi Collection priced at $85. Feeling extra giving, but also indecisive? Gift a pair of gorgeous rosy Diana earrings from their Cincinnati Ballpark Collection or a Bianca Bracelet

 

WELL DONE GOODS

amethyst cufflinks

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See the brilliant makers at work at their new combined storefront and production facility (1515 Division St.)  all on one single floor. Shop around for their ties, tees, or jewels. The finished products dazzle with perfection. After all, they’ve been handmade in Detroit for over a decade. Crystal cufflinks? Talk about uniqueness. Click here to select mesmerizing jewelry for your loved ones. Also, no one said you couldn’t pick a harmless bath soap for yourself.

 

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