Monthly POWER Vendors

December 2019

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Pigeon Heart Designs

~ Lisa Hirsch ~

Pigeon Heart Designs, or simply- PHD is a jewelry company that taps into inspiration gathered from assessing strangers in the street, all the way to loved ones. We like to imagine our hand-hammered, organic jewelry on all different souls. PHD is the pride and joy of Lisa Hirsch: the primary maker and boss babe of the operation.

What makes PHD unique:
We believe art is a product of environment. Aside from the people we watch to glean the right visual fit from, we also absorb music, travels, podcasts, experiences, etc and transfer this all into the craft with a good dose of witchy magic.
We do not replicate other's styles because we have enough ideas and would't want that done to us!

Pigeon Heart Designs

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Empowerment Collective

~ Nasreen Sheikh ~

Although only 10 years ago Nasreen could barely read or write, she now gives talks around the world about her life, the plight of child laborers, survivors of forced marriage, women’s empowerment, and the devastating effects of the fashion industry on the environment. She’s spoken at large international conferences such as the Foreign Trade Association in Brussels, Google in America, many women’s conferences, and dozens of universities in several countries. Beautiful design with purpose in mind. Welcome to Local Women's Handicrafts, we are fair trade, eco-conscious collective of women who create unique fashion and decor in Nepal. Our mission is to help empower other women and to help educate them so they can be in charge of writing their own destiny. We provide safe spaces for women who have escaped abusive practices in the textile industry and other injustices in their local communities. Our manufacturing facilities allow these women to learn new skills and craft as a group to help heal and rehabilitate their spirits. Through raising awareness and making fashion in an ethical way we aim to end childhood slavery, forced marriage and other injustices against women.

Local Women's Handicrafts

Empowerment Collective

Nasreen Sheikh

November 2019

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The Herb Shoppe PDX

~ Amanda Furbee ~

Amanda Furbee’s interest in herbalism began at an early age but it wouldn’t be until 2010, when she moved to the Pacific Northwest, that her relationship with medicinal plants blossomed. The move from the east coast to the west coast would be more than a change of scenery, it brought her closer towards the wonderful world of herbalism. Ambitious to start learning she found a golden opportunity working at Portland’s first all organic herbal supplier, The Herb Shoppe. Her experience was even more fulfilling than she had hoped for, feeling invigorated Amanda knew this was a step in the right direction. To read more about Amanda, click here.

Customized Blends:

What started off as a modest selection has grown to over 300 herbs, powders, spices and tinctures available to our customers year round. With that many options The Herb Shoppe is your go-to source for any and all herbal needs. Whether you’re creating a tincture, capsule, flower essence or tea blend you’re bound to find everything you’re looking for in one place. We’re happy to announce that we now be offer custom blends for perfumes, body oils, lotions & spritzers as well!

Custom creations are easier to prepare than you might think; We encourage customers to browse our blending bar menu or ask one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members about available choices. If you prefer a thorough, holistic approach, we love our local practitioners and would be happy to put you in touch with a professional that can steer you in the right direction. Practitioners and business owners look no further, we would be thrilled to help you create a customized blend for your practice or patients.

Our Mission:

Our top priority at The Herb Shoppe is to provide quality herbal medicine to the community we support and admire. We’re proud to say that our herbs are organic or wild-crafted, locally sourced and live up to our highest possible standards. Whether you’re purchasing bulk herbs for personal use or you’re buying one of our in-house custom creations we know you’ll be happy with the selection we’ve gathered for you.

The Herb Shoppe is more than just a store, we’re dedicated to educating our neighbors about herbal medicine as well. We feel it’s important to foster a relationship with our surrounding community and what better way to bring people together than through the healing tradition of herbalism. Between our affordable courses and practitioner services our aim is to make healthy choices accessible while building trust with everyone who walks through our doors.

The Herb Shoppe PDX

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Noonday Collection

~ Julie Grubb ~

Noonday Collection is a socially responsible business that uses fashion to create meaningful opportunities around the world. By partnering with talented Artisan designers, Noonday brings you an exclusive collection of jewelry and accessories that is both modern and beautifully authentic. Join us as we discover the latest collection of accessories handmade by Artisans across the globe! Come early to shop enjoy free personal styling and hear the incredible stories of transformation behind the collection.

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To make a difference in some of the world's most vulnerable communities, we partner with Artisan Businesses that share our passion for building a flourishing world. We develop these businesses through fair trade, empowering them to grow sustainably and to create dignified jobs for people who need them.

Together we're building a flourishing world where women are empowered, children are cherished, people have jobs, and we are connected.

Noonday Collection