Here at StyleBlueprint, we love showcasing and supporting Southern brands, which is why we’ve searched far and wide for some up-and-coming companies to some more established ones which you may have missed. Each is worth a click to find out more about them on their website and we’re happy to share them with you today. Whether you are looking to revamp your beauty routine, decorate your home or add a little glam to your jewelry box, these Southern makers and brands can help. Take a look!
J. Ervan Jewelry
Based in South Carolina, this jewelry company had unique beginnings. The designer, Collins Reingardt, began in finance and interior design. “Somehow it evolved into jewelry,” she says. J. Ervan jewelry combines Collins’ love of texture, color and shape. In fact, the shapes and colors of summer inspired her latest collection of gemstone pieces. Be on the lookout for the company’s upcoming holiday collection, “The Cross Project,” which will donate the majority of the proceeds to various overseas ministries!
Since 2015, Yearly Co. has been crafting bangles inspired by family tradition. Founder Ann Williams wished to “pursue a creative talent” while preserving her family practice of collecting 14k gold bangles to mark anniversaries. Now, she and her team handmake each bracelet to order and customers shop to mark birthdays, anniversaries and major life moments. Popular products include the classic bangles, hand-stamped initial bangles, and 14k gold hoops. Ann’s newest products include diamonds, such as the Delicate Diamond bangles, which add an extra sparkle to your wrist. The bangles are simple and easy jewelry staples that are customized to fit your personal wrist size (amazing!).
If you live in the South, Southern Socks is a brand you must get to know. Created by a group of friends in Lexington, Kentucky, Southern Socks got its big break from their Y’ALL shirts. The classic catchphrase graces the company’s T-shirts and socks. Shirts, hats and socks that showcase Southern states and fun catchphrases join the Y’ALL products as bestsellers. Now that the company has expanded beyond its Kentucky roots to include the rest of the South, y’all should definitely get in on this brand!
Molly Virginia Made
Beginning her business with her signature leather marbling technique on a cardholder, Molly has grown Molly Virginia Made to sell bags, wallets and coasters. She has even branched out into jewelry to create funky, color block leather earrings. If you keep up with her Instagram updates, you’ve seen that her earrings have even been worn by Alicia Keys! Every product is hand-dyed and crafted by Molly and her team in her Virginia studio, ensuring a personal touch to her work.
Kathleen Currie launched her Southern brand in 2013 with just one fragrance. This massage therapist wanted to create a therapeutic scent that evokes her New Orleans roots. As a result, her original “Smoke” scent includes the scents of vetiver, citrus and jasmine. Today, she has expanded her business, Smoke Perfume, to include roll-on and spray perfume, body oil and oil diffuser jewelry. Kathleen’s products not only smell divine, but they are also ethically sourced and all-natural.
Little Barn Apothecary
Tucked into a micro facility in Atlanta, Georgia, Little Barn Apothecary is an all-natural, cruelty-free, and vegan company that sells products made from hand-selected botanicals. The brand was started by Brad Scoggins and Joshua Morgan, who combine “beauty and biology” with their products free of harsh chemicals. Their products include oils and products for your face, body, hair and even your room! With their thoughtful lotions and potions, Joshua and Brad want you to know that what you put on your skin is “safe, ethical and completely and wholly good for you.” Little Barn Apothecary has two flagship stores and is also sold as a brand in boutiques across the country.
Launched in 2016 by a group of friends with a “passion for celebration and an eye toward sustainability,” Wixology Candle Co. is a Kentucky-based brand we’re loving. Classic cocktails inspire the scents of the candles, and each label includes a recipe to that candle’s matching cocktail drink. Plus, you can clean and reuse the bourbon glasses for actual drinks after the candle burns out. Kate Vermillion, of Wixology, says, “We love that our candles are made out of 100% plant-based wax, hemp core wicks, and poured into glasses that can be used again and again!”
Adrian’s Wood Products
Husband-and-wife duo Clint and Nina Brady, of Adrian’s Wood Products, dedicate themselves to creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Starting their Southern brand by making simple planter boxes, these coastal Georgia makers have blossomed their charming business to include cutting boards, serving trays, bowls and more. You can get a custom decor piece for your home or your business with the option of engraving your logo onto a product.
Melissa Payne Baker
Melissa Payne Baker’s passion for art has been with her since she was a young girl growing up in Mississippi. Now, after 15 years of running her business, Melissa sells abstract art that has a heart and soul “derived from everyday life and experiences.” Beginning her Southern brand with canvas paintings, she has since collaborated with local artisans to release a hand-painted glassware and candle collection. The bold and expressive strokes she paints touch the viewer and “create the perfect punch to any decor.”
As a mother of six young children, Emily Ozier has a lively household. This Tennessee artist credits her creative style to her family: “loose, lively and full of color.” For the past 16 years, Emily has been painting a variety of subjects, from large landscape pieces to small florals. Her pieces create focal points and sweet details to rooms across the country, from Rhode Island to L.A. We love how Emily takes the idea of “love your neighbor” to heart as she sets out to create warm and welcoming spaces with her artwork.
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