Cascadian Dry Goods has partnered with the following artists and makers from across the Pacific Northwest.
Ann Cosgrove designs modern greeting cards, stickers and more. Her clean, minimalist aesthetic is sprinkled with a touch of Pacific Northwest whimsy. All of her products are made from her home studio in Portland, Oregon, and are guaranteed to make you smile.
Alison is a lifelong rock and mineral nerd who spends a great deal of time traveling throughout the western states in search of cool rocks to chop up. She is particularly drawn to colorful rocks and will also dig some out of buckets in rock shops, too. Her earrings and necklaces are crafted in her small shop at home in Portland, Oregon.
Named for the famed Big Dipper constellation, Big Dipper Wax Works brings another type of natural light source to warm your home. Committed to the well-being and satisfaction of customers, beekeepers, and community, Big Dipper Wax Works is a Green America Approved Business. Their 100% pure beeswax candles are hand dipped in Seattle, Washington.
Making soap for over 15 years, Camamu's focus and commitment has always been to create body care products that nourish, repair and rejuvenate using only natural ingredients and artisan production techniques. They stretch the creative possibilities of an 'everyday' object - visual beauty, color, texture and the subtle aromatherapy of essential oils are a big part of the joy of Camamu. Infusing many of our products with the gentle therapeutics of medicinal plants and herbs has resulted in soaps and shampoos that provide relief for a wide range of skin, hair and scalp issues.
Chloe hand prints cloth napkins and tea towels using organic materials, non-toxic inks and plant based dyes. Her screen prints are playful and display a sense of movement and energy. She grew up on the East Coast and studied at Parsons School of Design. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.
Kyle D'Auria is a woodworker based in Portland, Oregon. He is known for his beautiful walnut cutting boards. His large cutting boards have a weight to them that is reminiscent of Grandma's cutting board, and come with carve-outs for handles and rubber feet. His cheese cutting boards are great both for displaying cheeses and other treats at buffets and also useful as small cutting boards. Delicate inlay of contrasting wood add style and elegance.
Meredith Chernick is an artist and educator living in Indianola, Washington. Her functional line of stoneware pottery combines round organic shapes with creative glazing to provide classic pieces to last a lifetime. When she is not teaching college students or neighborhood kids, potting in her studio, or working on community enrichment projects, Meredith can be found walking on the beach with her hubby, two kids, and five dogs.
The founders of Finex fell in love with the utility of old cast iron pans and became frustrated that the same quality wasn't available today. They channeled this frustration into a successful Kickstarter campaign that grew into a team of Portland perfectionists focused on creating heirloom pots and pans. Unlike other cast iron pans made today, Finex pans have a smooth cooking surface — yes throw those eggs on there! Attention to detail and a focus on beneficial elegance produced an eight-sided pan with a comfortable spring handle — the additional corners allow for easy pouring from all angles, and the handle design helps protect hands from the searing heat of the cast iron pan. All in all, these pans will last you for a lifetime.
Sterling Collins meticulously designs and hand builds each of Hew's line of wooden products. His attention to detail and aggressive pursuit of utility alongside design means that each of his products seems effortlessly carved. Each Hew piece is guaranteed to become an heirloom.
Inspired by the moss, trees and mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Alison Comfort Bay handcrafts exquisite miniature reflections of the world around her. Her primary medium is wool sourced locally, as well as a variety of other upcycled materials. In addition to being eco-friendly and sustainable, her products add joy to daily living, which is what being a Cascadian is all about.
Founded in 2011 by Ben Jacobsen, Jacobsen Salt Co. has since transformed from a local to a national brand. Harvested from the cold, pristine waters of Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast, Jacobsen Salt’s flake and kosher sea salts have gained much critical acclaim for their beautiful and pure taste, texture, and appearance, and are used by chefs and home cooks around the world. They are proud to be the leader in the emerging vanguard of American Saltmakers, as well as first company to harvest salt in the Pacific Northwest since Lewis & Clark.
Katie promises it is just a coincidence that she became a ceramic artist and also sports the last name Mudd. Either way, it is certain that Katie's artistic vision and command of the clay make this a match made in heaven. Katie handcrafts all of her work in Portland, Oregon. While most work is thrown on the wheel, she has also been known to hand-build or slip cast her work.
Eric Kimberlin Bowley is a man of many interests and talents. While he's made a name for himself turning vintage silver-plated spoons into gorgeous rings, he's also an incredibly talented photographer and graphic designer. He's turned many of his Pacific Northwest inspired tag lines and designs into patches and enamel pins. If you love Cascadia you'll assuredly find a design that speaks to your soul. So why not broadcast this love to the world by attaching a patch or seven to your bag? Eric has expressed his next goal of learning to forge knives, and we at Cascadian Dry Goods are waiting with bated breath to see the results.
Growing up as part of the Denesuline tribe in the Northern tip of Saskatchewan provided Natasha with an exploration and admiration of the landscape and life around her. Today her work with clay inspires quiet, simplified and elegant designs. She works from her studio in Seattle, Washington.
Nell & Mary is a Portland, Oregon based design studio with a passion for textiles. With an eye for playful pattern and fresh color, they carefully handcraft accessories for you and your home.
Oaks Bottom Forge is reviving the age old method of hand forging knives using only a charcoal burning forge, a hand held hammer, and anvil. All Oaks Bottom Forge knives are made with pure O1 high carbon steel, and one-of-a-kind specialty handles made of a variety of woods and other materials. Carbon steel holds a razor sharp edge, and is a perfect addition to any kitchen.
An arborist turned the scraps from his day job into inspiration for his woodworking hobby. Russell Clark carves spatulas and spoons with a story. Each can be pinpointed to a specific neighborhood, block, or even tree located in Portland Oregon. These one-of-a-kind spoons and spatulas help add happiness to even the smallest kitchen task. Stirring up that boiling pot of spaghetti and spooning over your homemade tomato sauce has never been so fun.
Sappo Hill is a family-owned business in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. For over 40 years, Sappo Hill has been making exclusively plant-based soaps according to traditional cold-process methods. First from a kitchen, later from a garage and today in a workshop in Ashland, Oregon; every batch and every bar is still kettle-made and cut by hand.
Out in the wilds of Eastern Washington, rumors hint of a magical woodland ape, roaming the hills and creating fantastical wooden combs. In actuality, these wooden creations are the brainchild of Joe Anderson. He crafts each comb with love in his workshop in Spokane, Washington.
Wooly Bison's tagline is Waxed Canvas & Recycled Wool Bags built by hand in Seattle, Washington. These bags are unique — many produced in only limited runs due to the limited nature of the sources of recycled wool. Combined with a seemingly endless variety of canvas colors, and you'll have a bag unlike anyone else. These bags are prepared for the rain — the messengers as well as backpacks come with top flaps of waxed canvas to prevent water from entering the bag.