As ya'll may know or not know I have so much love for Washington DC. I worked in the DC advocacy field before I became a jeweler and it's also where I consider home as it's where I spent most of my high school years - mainly in the suburbs of DC.
DC is one of those cities that you can never get enough of - there is so much ART, history, culture and love for diversity. I really, really miss all of that and so I am incredibly happy to say that Eilisain is back in it's home city and at Steadfast Supply, a super cool and edgy new boutique that supports the handmade culture as well as providing fun workshops for others to get in on the handmade fun.
And it's no surprise to me that Steadfast began as a concept by Virginia Arrisuenos of DeNada Design. She's been part of the DC art and community scene for a long time and has been a champion for emerging designers and artists. And t hat's the main focus of Steadfast to introduce small handmade business to the public, connect designers with curators and the community at large serving as an incubator.
In this age of mass production, it is SO refreshing to find places like Steadfast that work very hard to support entrepreneurs and business' that are creating products that are locally and ethically sourced. We need more of that in our world. So I hope that if you're in the DC area to visit Steadfast Supply - and bonus you'll love their location - in the heart of the Yards "The neighborhood is home to some of DC’s most innovative luxury residences, specialty retailers, and restaurants. The Yards features an award winning park, providing".
As always thank you for poppin' by the ole blog and stay tuned for more!