Based in Chicago, So Ness is a synergy of fashion + art + home accessories. Accessorizing bodies, walls and homes all over the US. So Ness provides convenience in online shopping and strongly believes in the “less is more” concept. We carefully vet eclectic merchandise and spread creativity through different mediums by versatile artists.
Jaqui is a self-taught Chicana artist who has spent the last 13 years traveling and developing her own style. Her art is a reflection of her urban childhood, travels and spirituality.
Artista Ecuatoriano de caracter expresionista de retratos y desnudos en carboncillo aobre papel.
Afrofuturistic Fine Art Jewelry | Limba Gal is a celebration of African Culture. Embracing the chic, sassy, colorful vibrancy of the culture as well as the subtle, dominant, mysteriously elegant strength of the continent.
No Manches Clothing Co.
No Manches is a socially conscious clothing company from the south side of Chicago that provides original designs to give the Latino community a way to express themselves in a culturally relevant and meaningful way. Clothing built to bridge the gap between generations and to educate others on Latino Culture.
Lotus Farms Chicago
Lotus farms Chicago is handmade all natural creams, moisturizers soaps scrubs, wrinkle serums, shampoos, lip balms. All packaging is custom decorated and or recycled jars.
Bodega Diez y Ocho
Diez Y Ocho was inspired by the infamous 18th street of the Pilsen Community in Chicago. A community where many generations of families have planted their seeds. 18th street, also known as, “la diez y ocho”, is the street that runs through the heart of it all. Although, Pilsen is now an up and coming community, it was once a community of many immigrant and low income families. Nevertheless, this community has always taken pride in our Mexican culture and showed it through murals and art all throughout our streets. “Diez Y Ocho” is now expressing that art in a different way, through custom handmade purses and bags. Each one is uniquely made and influenced by the inspirations of our Mexican culture, such as Frida Kahlo, Maria Sabina and even favorite childhood memories. “La Catarina”, is translated as, “The Ladybug”.
Chicagotería is a Chicago version of Lotería, the iconic Mexican game of chance, created by Chicago based designer and illustrator Missy Rosa.
Rendezvous: A Community Confectionary
Bringing passed on, tried and true, family approved desserts and confections to Chicago’s neighboring hoods. Facebook page
Glitter Guts Photobooth
GlitterGuts is the bastard child of portraiture, installation art, and event photography. Our aim is to capture the world we live in at its best, the culture, the subcultures, and the counterculture. Find us where people are enjoying themselves.
Tarot by Laura
Laura is a natural psychic and tarotologyst and also enjoys consulting Spanish cards and various oracles. Born in Mexico City, she is very familiar with Mexican folk magick and pagan practices of her native land. A “Bruja” in tune with the cycles of nature and the magick within, she is always willing to help those in need.
Eco Boutique by Alejandra
Alejandra Araseb was born in Iguala, Guerrero and has lived in Chicago for over two decades. Her family has worked for two generations making cut crystal, silver and gold-handcrafted jewelry. Once in Chicago she decided to follow her family creative tradition and began to explore fashion design and home decorating. But it wasn’t until recently — as a transgender woman — that she decided to start her own business. In pursuit of her family artistic tradition, she began making floral arrangements, curiosities made out of plants and terrariums.
The idea of working and creating art out of living organisms that Mother Earth gives us has always been one of Alejandra’s greatest passions. She has been doing floral arrangements for the last 15 years and last year she started to create small works of art out of plants, called terrariums. These small ecosystems inside crystal containers, help her to promote an ecological culture and philosophy. Each terrarium that Alejandra creates is a unique artistic creation produced with the offspring that mother Earth gives us. Facebook page.
Hand in Hand Love | Olga Plata
Hand in Hand Love is locally handcrafted and made with love from our hands to yours. Our passion for jewelry, accessory, designs and much more brings together unique and creative pieces that fit your style. We have a variety of world inspired jewelry as well as modern designs. We work with many different materials some being a combination of reclaimed and modern pieces. We seek to offer artistic and quality crafted pieces, each reflecting our passion for beauty and each a piece of art you wear.
La Tribu, artesania en macrame, alpaca, bronce, cobre, plata, piedras, accesorios unicos, confeccionados y tejidos a mano, unete a esta tribu!
Eating is For Winners
Gabriella Giovana Parra aka Eating is for Winners is Chicago-based but her roots are from her hometown Puebla, Mexico. She has had some formal training but her strongest foundation and influence has come from her seven aunts and her Mother. Gabriela specializes in Mexican comfort food, essentially the food she grew up eating with her family, but recreates it using the Farm to Table ideology.
Arts & handcrafts from Chicago
My passion for design comes from a fulfillment in self expression and creativity. I appreciate the innovative and unique, and try to implement those characteristics in my pieces. I love to breathe new life and reinvent what once was through the re-purposing of used and vintage pieces. It is also important to me to honor our natural resources and create deeper connections to ourselves and our Earth’s elements. I enjoy giving my creations a story all of their own. Archetypes Design was created with a purpose of embracing us all. Facebook page
Twenty Thou is the project of Nicold Ologundudu. She’s an accessory designer based in Chicago who loves working with her hands and strives to look for unique, funky, cool beads and findings that can make her work stand out. Twenty Thou is her own personal student loan bailout, the story behind the name is that her goal is to sell twenty thousand pieces to pay off her student loans.
Las Crafty Anties
Evelyn Medina, born in Mexico City and raised in the north side of Chicago. She focuses her arts and crafts by celebrating life based on Dia de los Muertos.
Native born and raised in Chicago, Erick Macias is a freelance caricature artist & illustrator. As a caricature artist he’s garnered over three years of experience working with Six Flags-Great America, Navy Pier, and the Shedd Aquarium as well as independently with events such weddings, birthday parties, and corporate functions.
In his spare time he dabbles in illustration and design and has been commissioned by independent clients for work ranging from storyboards and digital coloring to logo design and caricaturing. Erick believes in the city adage of working hard to achieve your goals.
#HIMOM is a jewelry line with an homage to the artists mother who has always been supportive of her and her passion for the arts. Celica Beltran is a Chicago based artist who has been teaching jewelry design to the city’s youth for the last four years. She recently started her #HIMOM jewelry line to inspire her students to pursue their dreams. The one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces allows the designer to keep ideas fresh to compliment a persons unique style.