Support Starters By Shopping Small This Season

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The CO.STARTERS Holiday Gift Guide offers about 80 products made by small businesses around the U.S., including these 16 Chattanooga companies: 

Best Sesh Board Co.—Handmade reclaimed wood skateboards
Cheiman Tea—Homemade instant Chai Latte mix
Color Cloud Hammocks—Travel hammocks in colorful combinations
CPR Wrap—Disposable template that guides nonmedical responders through CPR
Forman Pottery—Functional stoneware pottery
Fox and Lamb—Stationery and gifts by small-scale artists and makers
Good Fortune Soap and Spa—Natural skin care products
Goodman Coffee Roasters—Locally roasted coffee
Lucent Gift—Gift boxes for women facing cancer
Mad Priest Coffee Roasters—Locally roasted coffee
Paint Tray Saver—An easier way to clean up after painting
Positiffitea—Organic, fair-trade herbal tea blends
Rangemark—Block-printed home decor products
The Rustic House—Luxury, soy-based candles 
The STEAM Train—Low-cost robot kit
SWAYY Hammocks—Insulated hammocks

What these local starters have in common is that they were supported by The Company Lab (CO.LAB) and Launch Chattanooga, which are members of CO.STARTERS’ national network of member organizations. CO.STARTERS was founded in Chattanooga, growing out of community building work done through the downtown revitalization initiative CreateHere. It has grown into an independent company that works with grassroots leaders around the country to provide resources needed for new small businesses to get started and thrive.

“Entrepreneurs and small businesses are the soul of a community, as well as the foundation of its economy,” said Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS CEO. “Our Holiday Gift Guide provides an easy way to support these small businesses in Chattanooga and around the country. Have fun exploring these interesting, unusual products, as this Gift Guide provides a delightful window into this creative community of starters.”

The Gift Guide includes a wide variety of products, many of them socially-minded. Most are made by companies led by female founders. All proceeds go directly to these small local businesses.

The Gift Guide is available to shop at costarters.co/holidaygiftguide.

 


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