Choxley will be carried by Tigertree, a local C-bus store.

Choxley is proud to announce we have been picked up by a local store in Columbus’ Short Nort area. Tigertree will carring the line of Choxley quilted blankets, the same ones we commented about in previous post.

We are vary excited about the opportunity; and hope to be a strong member of the Tigertree family. They have been vary good to us here a Choxley and have been vary welcomng. Tigertree is a large and growing store with two locations. They sale clothes, assesories, and home goods. The look and feel of the Choxley line of quilted blankets fit so well in the concept/feel of the stores.

We will not be carrying the blankets on-line, this will be The only place to pick up the blanks in till mid December at the Crafting Out Laws holiday show. So if you have been thinking about the blankets stop by, check them out and maybe pick one up. The number they have a limited so don’t miss out.

 

Tigertree – 787 North High St. Columbus Ohio 43215

Keep it loco local,  Choxley

Below are some photos of the blankets being processed.

Choxley blankets are a moving

Made in Columbus Ohio
With the industry in America evolving and many skilled laborer Are being displaced, Choxley hopes to aspires a better trend by manufacturing domestically carefully assembled in Columbus by a local artisans, our pieces are sustainably designed to withstand the passing of time. Unique, versatile, and honest, we see our pieces as a choice and an investment: Objects that invite contemplation of the future and inspire and refine the way we live.

We are back in the shop making more, stay local.

Fall production starting up.

Choxley has been a provider of totes, utility bags, messier bags and attachés. We have moved to also provide household goods; we will be keeping with the utilitarian design we have become accustom to giving.

Choxley Home Goods will still bring a fine eaged textiles into ficus. We will be supplying blankets, bath towels, sleep bedding, and utility blankets. As always Choxley’s ideal and use of a textures when seeing the products is are a two part goal; this is to be appealing to the eye and to draw a person in to touch. With the touch we hope to convey a sense of securely and warmth.

We have been testing the products with customers and with friends of Choxley. We have had appealing response to the new products. The last of the tests were staged at a local festival. We decided not to post labels on the tables when selling the products just to to let the consumer free-will check out what they are seeing. As we thought, seeing the product would bring almost every visitor to touch the new products. The touch would always would start a conversation about the product with the visitor. From these conversations with the visitors and customers we have decided to move forward with steady production.

The Carhartt quilted blankets are going priced at 175.00 at the Choxley booth and will be going for less this fall on line.

 

 

The 8th Annual Columbus Handmade Craftacula

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2016
Contact: Jamie Hevener
columbuscraftacular@gmail.com
The 8th Annual Columbus Handmade Craftacular to Feature Artisans and Earth-Friendly Vendors from Across Ohio Eco-friendly, revamped, recycled, homegrown and handcrafted are just a few ways to describe some of the products that will be available at the 8th Annual Columbus Handmade Craftacular, one of the longest-running indie craft shows in Columbus.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with vendors inside the Whetstone Community Center in Clintonville, a neighborhood in north-central Columbus. More than 70 artists, crafters and other vendors will participate in the one-day, juried craft show that celebrates eco-friendly and locally made products. Clothing, accessories, jewelry, ceramics, bath products, children’s items, home goods and more will be available at the event.

The Craftacular offers a unique chance to meet and mingle with the artists who make these one-of-a-kind items and to support local, small craft businesses.
“The majority of our vendors are from the Columbus area,” says Jamie Hevener, a Craftacular organizer and owner of HevVin Designs, a local business that features custom sewing designs and sewing instruction. “However, the growing popularity of the Craftacular has gained the attention of makers from all over the state. We are pleased to feature several sellers from across Ohio who will join the fun this year!”

This family-friendly event will also feature music, demos by artists, interactive games and more! For hungry shoppers, popular local food trucks will be onsite as well. Shop early! Swag bags will be awarded to the first 50 shoppers the morning of the event with items donated by the Craftacular’s awesome artists.
Support a local pet charity! All funds from the raffle items that are donated by participating artists and vendors go to a local pet charity each year.

Admission is FREE and open to the public.
Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Whetstone Community Center, 3923 N. High St., Columbus, 43214.
Interested in volunteering for the event?

Interested in volunteering for the event?

Sign up online to sign up!
Be sure to follow us on Twitter @cbuscraftacular, Facebook and Instagram!

Join us this year for the 8th Annual Eco Chic Craftacular

Made – Crafted in Columbus Ohio

Design – American vintage + World heritage
At the hart of design we at Choxley have been developing the feel of the brand. We have been expanding the reach with new prospectives from not only vintage heritage fabrics but also from around the world. Taking fabric and designs from mutable areas odf the world; from are own time and from the past we hope to create carefully crafted and timeless designs that can work in all kinds of setting. Our a passion is to creat beautiful high quality products in the making a positive difference and bringing joy in to your daily live.
Made – Crafted in Columbus Ohio
All our products are exclusively hand made in our design studio in Columbus by skilled craft persons, using time honored, rediscovered techniques found and learned; for we are consent exploring. We celebrate the uniqueness in our products and believe in the “Buy less, buy better” philosophy offering timeless refined objects and a sense of authenticity.
Quality – Made sustainable
A dedication to work with the best materials is combined with a focus on a sustainable production. At times we collaborate will clothing mills to use their surplus and seconds for the production of numerous products. At other times we acquire vintage textiles that are filled with history and woven for their strength. This ensures a reduced impact on the environment and a unique and limited selection of products.
Story – Continues at Choxley
We know the you know that sustainable quality and craftsmanship within proper conditions is a good story. A good story you become part of when buying our products, enjoy.
Be Human
We take responsible principles to hart and believe that is part of what good design is about – being human and good besiness.
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Production mode, after Fall break.

Production mode, after fall break.

We started this this year making one of the favorites, the Choxly Hobo bag. With the new year we have started with some new fabrics. This first batch was made with a woven Indio cloth.

For solid colored cloth traditional weavers weave and sew a natural colored cloth (off-white) and then dye the whole piece. There are a number of traditional vegetable and mineral natural dyes available. A favorite color, especially among women, is indigo blue. The dying process is often combined with tying the cloth to get a stippled look. These are often worn as wrap-around skirts.

Additional indigo cloth comes from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Mali. The dark blue color is derived from the dye of the indigo plant. The plant has pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers that are used to produce the dye indigo.

Here are are some of bags in to process of being made, these are simple on the go bags, one open compartment and a drawstring. 15x16x4 bag – vege tanned leather strap 15″ drop.

Troop Choxley is here – The reamagened Boy Scout backpacks

Troop Choxley is about done, with just a few more troopers to finish.

The consept of the troop is to remake old vintage Boy Scout backpacks into a useable utility bags. To take a still useable and viable textile that would other wise be in storage and not used into a useful product.

We have sold a few already in the prosesse of making this series of bags.

Here are few of them, we will post a whole series at a later date.

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Work is moving along nicely for up comeing shows

Working and getting ready for the 2015 flea/show season. Making new types of bags and making the ones Choxley is known for. We are moving in to different fabrics and styles, and this year we are going out of the save zone with a bicycle bag. The Choxley cycle bag will fit in your average bicycle and then go over tour shoulder when off your bicycle.

Below ow are some of the completed be pre-photo shoot.

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As Winter rises, get ahead of spring and jump in to Choxley.

As the winter rises, get ahead of spring and jump in to Choxley.

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We are working on spring are I type, there will be a lot of things that we are extending in to 2015 and a few that the products where just not ready.

We are slowly moving all the  inventory over to Esty. And we will also be previewing some of the 2015 products and inventory.

This is a great time of year for us, as we have time to explore what people need. We can have the time to fully design with paper, pen and other tools. Also we can evaluate what we have done in the past. It’s also the time of year we reach out to other creatives to foster exchange of ideals and to form collaborative projects.

Winter migration to Etsy – One by one they Go

We are moving the choxley line over to Etsy for the winter and we will be moving a few things over every day. Starting today you will see new things on Etsy every day this week and next.

For the holydays we are upgrading the packaging with extra care. Any product will come in its own dust bag with Choxley Branding and random extra goodies with all orders.

First up is going to be a tote I initially showed at my OHC Show, The Chevron Tote. The tote is like good pair of kakis, you can use it dressed up or down. This tote is made from 15oz canvas and heavy chevron denim. This may be why they were being picked so up quickly.

Made in Columbus Ohio, Choxley