We Love! September/October 2017

We Love Sept/Oct 2017

1. Sock it to me
Solemate socks are made in North Carolina from recycled cotton yarn. The family-owned business is also committed to a zero-waste manufacturing process. Adult socks are $20 a pair. facebook.com/wildernesshousecary

2. Home to roost
Nothing says North Carolina like a Cheerwine rooster for your fridge. This fellow appeared in Southern Living magazine a few years ago, and local crafter Gina Ennis says he’s been a fan favorite ever since; $3. sodacanbuddies.etsy.com

3. Bag of goodies
Colorado-based OlovesM makes a variety of hand bags and totes using yoga mats and U.S.-made fabrics, including these sassy cross-body bags; small, $22.95; medium, $26.95. facebook.com/wildernesshousecary

We Love Sept/Oct 2017

4. Fair is fair
Rising Tide partners with artisans in Nepal to bring fair-trade products such as these floral pouches to the U.S.; $19.95 each. facebook.com/wildernesshousecary

5. well Heeled
Bethany Tran says her quality handcrafted boots last longer than mass produced footwear, and they can be re-soled — extending their usefulness even further. The Espe boot features handwoven cotton fabric and leather upper, lining and outsole, $198. therootcollective.com

6. Stuck on you
Gina Ennis recycles aluminum cans to make her whimsical refrigerator magnets. Popular picks include her Coca-Cola cat and the patriotic Pepsi eagle; from $2.50 to $3 each. sodacanbuddies.etsy.com

We Love Sept/Oct 20177. Bright idea
After a visiting a slum in Guatemala City, Tran realized the best way to address poverty is to provide meaningful jobs. After returning to Raleigh, she launched The Root Collective, which partners with artisan businesses to produce shoes, jewelry and accessories. The Gaby ballet flat is crafted from handwoven cotton fabric and leather lining, $98. therootcollective.com

8. upward dog
These water bottle carriers, made from recycled yoga mats, are perfect for a stroll with the family pooch. Your drink will stay chilled, and your hands will be free to hold the leash; $19.95. facebook.com/wildernesshousecary

Where To Shop

The Root Collective
Available online

Soda Can Buddies
Available online

Wilderness House
3651 SW Cary Parkway, Cary
(919) 460-8151

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