High-style products made in the West
For our March/April issue, which celebrates the best of local design, we searched the corners of the West for artisans who are creating smart, beautiful goods with an emphasis on local materials and production. And we found no shortage of innovative folks: jewelry- and cheesemakers, outdoor gear manufacturers, furniture craftsmen—and more. Discover a few of our favorites below, and visit mountainliving.com to get to know more one-of-a-kind artisans.
For handcrafted jewelry: Todd Reed, Boulder, CO Todd Reed, unlike conventional jewelers, isn’t afraid of a few flaws. In fact, it’s the natural, uncut stones—and the artistic process itself—that inspire the designs of his rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. toddreed.com For natural fragrances: Juniper Ridge, Oakland, CA In Big Sur, California, you’ll find the folks from Juniper Ridge plucking black sage, hedgenettle and yarrow to concoct perfume, that recalls sea mist; in the Pacific Northwest, they extract essential oils from white fir and high mountain conifer trees to capture the aroma of a walk through the woods. Shop for natural room sprays, wildcrafted tea, campfire incense, soaps and more, all inspired by your favorite Western region. juniperridge.com For outdoor gear: Topo Designs, Denver, CO Topo Designs offers a smart and stylish collection of outdoor gear—packs, fleeces, blankets and accessories—all made in the United States in a LEED-certified building that sits in view of the Rocky Mountains. topodesigns.com >Discover more high country artisans