It’s not easy, looking at these vendors’ websites all day…sometimes we get distracted from our Hullabaloo work and find ourselves shopping instead! We encourage you to do the same—take a break and check out these vendor’s websites. Be sure to make some notes…because you’ll want to check out their work in person and pick up a few gifts (and treat yourself) at Hullabaloo!
Hudson Naturals, Gardiner, NY
Christina makes her ultra-moisturizing cold-processed soaps and skincare products (lip balm, scrubs, shaving soap, liquid soaps, and more) from avocado oil that would otherwise be discarded. Avocado oil is the world’s healthiest oil…rich in Vitamin E, it’s good for you inside and out, so we’re so thrilled that Christina found a way to way to make something nourishing out of the surplus from her boyfriend’s business, d’AVO Extra Virgin Avocado Oil. Scented only with essential oils (no artificial fragrances or perfumes), her products are great for people with sensitive skin. Since last year’s Hullabaloo, Christina has expanded her line of skincare products and also added candles to her offering, so we’re so glad to have her back so we can try them all! Her luxurious soap just sort of melts into you as it hydrates, so we can’t wait to stock up! You should too! Her soaps make great stocking stuffers (the packaging is so pretty, though, they may hesitate to use them!), or, arrange a few items for a thoughtful gift!
LAYERXLAYER, Milford, CT
LAYERXLAYER will be at Hullabaloo for the first time, offering their handmade totes and backpacks, as well as small wooden objects from their line, AWN. Their bags are so much more than high-end design…they’re flawlessly engineered and stylishly utilitary (we might have made that word up, but “utilitarian” just doesn’t suit these beautiful, highly functional bags!). A tote that not only has a paracord pull and a zipper, tons of pockets, and custom hardware, but also straps that convert it into a super-comfy backpack when you need both hands? GENIUS. (And perfect for travel!) And with the same balance of functionality and modern design, AWN offers these amazing wooden clamps for your desk or table, with branches perfect for hanging everything from your hat to your pencils (stylishlyheld in their wooden and copper hanging vessels). These (and any of LAYERXLAYER and AWN’s other beautiful, useful things) would make AMAZING gifts for someone special or for yourself, so stop and see them at Hullabaloo!
Nadine Medina Designs, Troy, NY
Nadine’s designs are fierce. They’re intended to “let your inner fierce out” and “make a simple white tee feel more like a party dress” and they do just that. Nadine incorporates various textures, unexpected bling, geometric shapes, subtly bold chains and metals, and sometimes rough-around-the-edges stones and gems, to create fabulously bad-ass pieces where high-fashion meets wearable design. We love wearing her statement pieces with basics and neutrals because they DO make even the plainest of pieces into a stunning, ready-for-anything outfit. With necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings in a wide range of prices (and various degrees of fierceness), you’ll find that Nadine’s jewelry makes a fantastic gift! This is Nadine’s first Hullabaloo, so please stop at her table and say hello!
Kelly & Co., Plainfield, MA
Erin and her Uncle Don are Kelly & Co., a “small and sturdy collection of thoughtfully designed handmade goods.” Erin designs and sews simple products for homes and people—like aprons, dishtowels, napkins, blankets, bags, scarves, sachets, dolls, bibs, and lunch sacks) out of linen, waxed canvas, and wool. Her palette is earthy and so are her materials, so her products feel familiar and homey. Don lathe-turns rolling pins and hair sticks from local hard woods. His wood products are heirloom quality and make memorable gifts! Their work shares a refined simplicity and functional beauty—which just makes you want to throw on one of Erin’s gorgeous pinafore aprons and roll out some pie dough! We’re so pleased that Erin and Don are bringing their fine products to this year’s Hullabaloo!