This year, we were very excited to showcase vendors who have successfully used their IDA to start, support, or expand their small business.
Some of our featured vendors were:
Simple Pleasures Bicycle Components, by Chris Sullivan
Simple Pleasures Bicycle Components, purveyors of innovative cycling products that stray from conventional designs, are here to bring you happiness. Based in Bend, Oregon we are a growing company that strives to produce a superior product and do it on our shores. Our components are designed and manufactured using state of the art technology to ensure both strength and durability.
Dyneggy Designs, by Dyneggy Fahnbulleh
Dyneggy Fahnbulleh is the owner of Dyneggy Designs. Dyneggy is a refugee from Liberia who was relocated to Ghana, where he ran a small shop designing and making fashionable attire for both men and women. After being resettled in Portland, OR, he received further trainings in sewing and clothing design at PCC and found employment in an upholstery business. His designs are modern and fashionable and made to order.
Martine, by Sarah Atkins
Martine is a leather accessory line started in Portland Or in 2010 by designer Sarah Atkins. Every piece is hand made by her in very small batches. They are a perfect mix of simple style paired with utilitarian function. The mission behind Martine is to make something individual and unique, and revel in the idea that whoever carries them has a one of a kind item.
Sisa Achik Jewelry Art Medicine, by Erika Lincango
Sisa Achik Jewelry Art Medicine designs are statements that represent a growing consciousness of the need to respect and honor our earth and its inhabitants. Every element incorporated in building Erika’s healing art and jewelry are gathered from remote rural areas in South America where her family and friends reside. Sisa Achik Jewelry Art Medicine jewelry designs incorporate primary seeds and organic fibers. Its concept is functional and it satisfies urban aesthetics while educating its customers about the social and cultural significance of traditional seed jewelry.
Soul Chain Boutique, by Mona McDonald
Soul Chain was founded in October 2001 by Mona McDonald. Mona’s mother and teacher, Audrey Black, inspired Mona through her lessons of crocheting. Soul Chain specializes in the art of handmade and knit machine apparel for women of all ages and sizes. With vivid aesthetic expressions and uniqueness Soul Chain captures a dramatic in design and consistency that stand alone.
Lidia’s Chocolates, by Lidia Vasquez
Hand-crafted in Bend, Oregon, Lidia’s Chocolates include a variety of flavors and quality assorted packages for local delivery to your home or business! Lidia’s Chocolates are made from quality Venezuelan chocolate using a high percentage of cacao beans – making them naturally high in Anti-Oxidants. Plus, they contain NO preservatives!
Hakuna Matata, by Musau Rosie Tujibikila
Musau Rosie Tujibikila is the owner of Hakuna Matata, where she designs and manufactures women’s clothing based on the kitenge designs common throughout West Africa. For more than a decade, both in the Congo and in Oregon, she has manufactured and sold beautiful dresses, blouses and kitenge.
Hestmark Designs, by Rachel Hestmark
Hestmark Designs are created with up cycles products. We design hand bags, purses, laptop bags, pouches, pillows, yoga mat bags and many other one of a kind, unique and personable items. Hestmark Designs customize designs to captivate the eyes and hands of the viewer. Color is important to our everyday walk, so make Hestmark Designs apart of your accessories collection in your home closet.
If you have any questions about the Marketplace, please contact Jessica Junke.