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November 27, 2015

Shop Small - Oiselle Together

Sarah Mac

I love finding unique one of a kind, small brand gifts for everyone on my list. Something they haven't seen in the window of a big box store, something with thoughtful handcrafted quality. Supporting small businesses and gifting something really special. Win win.

This holiday we're excited to present Together, a gathering of our favorite shop small brands and artists. Whether they're handmade collaborations or rad small brands on the way up, Together is the place to find a unique gift for them or you.

FOLIAGE HANDBAGS

This is starcrossed connection brought about by ... Secret Santa. When our team was a mere baby we had team wide Secret Santa. It was so awesome and huge. And like 3 people managing the wishlist spreadsheets, logistics and fielding all the questions. Anyway, Lauren Fleshman posted a thank you to her Secret Santa with a picture of this ridiculously rad scarf. And yada, yada we met @RunTessa, aka Tessa, aka Foliage Handbags, married to New Duds, aka Torrey. They live in Vermont, they make really cool art (and cute babies) together. 

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For our holiday collaboration I had my eye on the Feather Zip Pouches but in custom Oiselle colors. Tessa worked out a few concepts and then got started handsewing and screening each and every one. 

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Love the final Feather Zip Pouches. Just the right size catch all for race day or any day. And a perfect little gift. 

HANKORANGE HEADBANDS

Amy, aka HankOrage, makes the headband that shows up all the headbands. And not just because they are cute, custom Oiselle patterns. They are no slip without grip. Velvet lined so it won't budge, but without that hair-tugging rubberized nonesense. All you flyaways tamed without headache inducing tightness. Basically these headbands are everything we aim for when designing apparel. Looks great, and you never think about it. Meaning no adjusting, tugging... just throw it on and go do what you do. 

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MIIR WATER BOTTLES

MiiR is a local Seattle company with a goal to give back. Each Miir purchase fuels global reach water projects, education iniatives and more. Each bottle comes with a bracelet that you can register to see how your purchase actually impacted someones life! We've collaborated on both Oiselle bottles and Every Mother Counts

TATTLY TATTOOS

Tattly Tattoos are non-toxic, vegetable based ink temporary tattoos. Tattly HQ is in Brooklyn NYC. We've long loved their quirky temporary tats and were thrilled to collaborate with them. 

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Lauren Fleshman is our Tattly cover model and we have to say, sometimes we're tempted to make these permanent. 

BELIEVE JOURNALS

Believe Journals are so much more than a training log, it's a year of guided goal setting and crushing, a challenge to grow as an athlete and human. I mean would you expect anything less from Lauren Fleshman and Ro McGettigan-Dumas? This holiday we have the limited colorway Lavendar! Plus every journal is signed by Lauren Fleshman. Great gift for the Fleshman Flyer fangirl in your life. 

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