We feel so loved, and we have YOU to thank!
Last Saturday, the Tribe of Women team spent the day in one of our favorite retail shops in our hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas – Handmade Market. Owners Shannon and Bryan Gott have been supporters of our mission and vision since the very first sparks of the movement started to fly, and we are thrilled to have our inaugural retail merchandise available in their shop throughout the month of February, which we have dubbed “Love Your Tribe” month.
Our first batch of Love Your Tribe t-shirts arrived from our sponsor Wildheart Printing just in time to be premiered on Saturday, and we were tickled to hear that you love them as much as we do. If you’re local to Northwest Arkansas, a limited number are available at Handmade this month, but they are also taking orders for us, so you can get exactly the color, design and size you need. After this month, we’ll have them for sale on our website – stay tuned for that announcement!
Thanks to our partnerships with Arcade Coffee Roasters and Savageann products they are also for sale in the shop as a part of the “Get 1 Gift 1” specials happening in February. Handmade also has some of their regular merchandise priced to inspire the desire to get one for yourself and gift one to your tribe. We’ll be unveiling new products throughout the month to be exclusively in the store before they go up for sale online. Be the first to learn about the next new product, when items go online, get coupon codes, and be entered to win gifts from us when you Join THE Tribe and our newsletter.
Throughout the day, love busted out all over in the back room. We covered a couple of tables with paper and stickers and assorted supplies and encouraged anyone who wanted to get their craft on to make Valentine’s Day cards. We love the conversations that happen when women come together – some who know each other, some who don’t – and get busy making.
The vibe of the room brought back memories of spending time at my grandparents and hearing my grandmother, mom and aunts in the kitchen. As the smell of love in the form of delicious, mostly home-grown food filled the house, so did the sound of female voices laughing, advising, and commiserating. There was no big pot of soup or turkey in the oven at Handmade, but the feeling in the room was the same.
So, thank you so MUCH to everyone who came out Saturday to meet us, hug necks, buy something for themselves and their tribes, and to just be a part of women supporting women. Welcome to the tribe!