The Art and Crafts Company features handcrafted small-production goods designed and made by creatives from in and around Birmingham, Alabama. The Art and Crafts Company is web-based and includes this marketplace, as well as social media platforms to help promote its artists and makers. The Art and Crafts Company aims to make shopping local easy and accessible. The 24/7 presence of our online marketplace makes shopping local convenient and comfortable. Being web-based also means that our inventory is not limited by bricks and mortar. Our designers maintain their own inventories and fulfill their own sales, making it possible to carry a wide variety of offerings from an unlimited number of creators.
About the Owner Erin Melaney Bodden- “I’d been thinking about starting a business like The Art and Crafts Company for a few years, but I was working fulltime, and I wasn’t able to dedicate the time and energy needed. In April, I left my job to spend more time with my young daughter. I wanted to find a way to still use my professional skills without taking significant time away from home. This business has allowed me to do that. Birmingham has so much to offer when it comes to events, dining, and outdoor activities. And I love the collective enthusiasm from residents who are working to continually improve the city. Every purchase from The Art and Crafts Company supports homegrown small businesses within our local economy. Money spent with us stays here in Birmingham and allows for the creation of more unique and handcrafted goods.
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