Spotlight: Whiskey Ink & Lace
I attended Seattle's Urban Craft Uprising over the weekend and was inspired and impressed by the range, quality and originality of what I saw. Especially heartening was that most exhibitors were 25-35 years of age. As the boomers reach retirement age, I have wondered who will be the emerging manufactures and retailers. You need not look further than those exhibiting at the Urban Craft Uprising.
Among the most notable was Portland-based Whiskey Ink & Lace, manufacturers of handcrafted bath and body products made with natural and sustainably sourced ingredients. The packaging is simple; craft paper and only the most essential information. I've come to know that when the packaging is simple yet well presented, the contents are exceptional. This is no exception. The range of products is wide; from eye lash serum to tattoo salve. Although very much it's own brand, Whiskey Ink & Lace reminds me of when I first started representing Burt's Bees. Products are all made in small batches with has the same level of care and originality that Burt's had it its early days.
Whiskey Ink & Lace is one to watch.