Just In Time for Small Business Saturday
Philadelphia, PA (November 2019) - Start checking holiday gifts off your list withNextfab’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, filled with local, handmade products, perfect for Small Business Saturday. NextFab operates locations in South Philadelphia, Downtown Wilmington, Delaware, and NextFab’s new 30,000 sq.ft. North Philadelphia location will open in Spring of 2020. NextFab is a network of membership-based makerspaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers. With a new location in North Philadelphia opening soon and its fundamental mission in driving artisan entrepreneurs in building their business, this Gift Guide showcases the talent of many of those already successful and budding artisan entrepreneurs. NextFab’s members have a wide range of products that showcases their creativity and craftsmanship. This year's Gift Guide is divided into six categories. 38 local makersare included in the guide that provides a little something for everyone. The categories are:
In The Kitchen: Handcrafted kitchen items from local businesses such asPellegrino Cutlery and Ben Doar Studio aspire to provide you with high-quality affordable items. The Gift guide features customizable kitchen items fromDestined Goods that are a daily reminder of life’s best moments. From customizable travel mugs to tumblers, Mark Brandon provides buyers with the ability to commemorate milestones.
Home Goods: Featuring home good items, The Fox and Sun make customizable farm-house style signs that are personable to your home. The high-quality affordable signs are available for purchase online. The Gift Guide also features local makers such as Marsau Botanicals, Plaid, and Untitled_Co.
Children: Between Pal Socks and Twee Made, these two makers have cultivated gifts that children will love. Former Philadelphia preschool teacher, Kate Leibrand, created Twee Made to focus on a child’s mental health and physical growth. Leibrand designed the sidewalk chalk with eco-friendly ingredients to help children stimulate artistic ability and to encourage imaginative thinking.
Jewelry: Jewelry makers like Cody Heller and Idol Light craft their jewelry pieces directly in NextFab space. The guide also features affordable unique jeweler Kpellé Designs. The jewelry line made for women to feel inspired and empowered within their cultures.
Small Gifts: With the passion for the art form of hand lettering, Lauren Gagliardi Kelley created Girl Holding A Pen. The unique handcrafted products started with stationery and invitation designs but now offers small personalized home items. It’s not always about the size of the gift. The Gift Guide also includes small gift ideas from Philly Phlights, Loma Living, and Techcharge.
Custom Furniture: DNL - DSN features custom commercial and residential furniture by Dan Saldutti. Saldutti created DNL - DSN in 2012 with a mission to find a solution to every problem by using creativity. This section also features custom furniture like Design Studio 312 and Marc DiGaimo Design.
To explore the Gift Guide and see all the companies featured please visit: https://nextfab.com/blog/2019-holiday-gift-guide/
“At NextFab, we believe in local artisan entrepreneurs and our team dedicates itself to helping more people to make things for themselves - and to feel empowered, to create new art, new products, and new businesses. With the opening of our new North Philadelphia space, we will be able to do that at an unprecedented level.”
Evan Malone, President, NextFab
The working space gives the opportunity for makers to craft innovated creations and incredible stories within the NextFab community. With the new North Philadelphia location opening, this gives NextFab the ability to expand their impact reach. Not only does the Gift Guide provide exposure for craft makers and online businesses within the local community it provides everyone a chance to “shop local” and support these local entrepreneurs.
Anyone can enjoy the access to NextFab features by becoming a member athttps://nextfab.com/join/. Stay up to date on what is happening at NextFab by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. NextFab can also be found through #NextFabMade. Explore the creations and ideas that were created at NextFab for the 2019 Holiday Gift Guide at https://nextfab.com/blog/2019-holiday-gift-guide/. This Holiday Gift Guide is filled with incredible stories and projects that were created in the NextFab community.
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Founded by Dr. Evan Malone in 2009, NextFab provides professional services and is dedicated to supporting small-scale local manufacturing. The network consists of membership-based makerspaces that allow local community members services to fabricate their needs. NextFab owns and operates three locations in the mid-Atlantic Region that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers.