Locally Made Products Get Boost With Online Store
With its Downtown storefront closed, PG&H launches an online store to help support local makers during the pandemic.
It’s flagship store Downtown may be closed, but PG&H is still finding ways to connect people to work by local artisans.
Started in 2018 as a collaboration between Bridgeway Capital’s Creative Business Accelerator and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, PG&H is an online platform that showcases the work of Pittsburgh’s maker community.
After its brick-and-mortar storefront located Downtown closed on March 16 in response to COVID-19 restrictions, PG&H launched a new online store featuring work by 18 local vendors.
“Launching this online store at a time when our physical store front is closed, and pop-up markets and arts festivals are being canceled or postponed, is a great way for us to continue to support these makers, especially those who don’t have online shopping capabilities already in place,” says Samantha Stickle, manager of PG&H
The online store features artisans in mediums that range from decor to ceramics to artwork. There is an option to buy directly through PG&H, or customers will be directed to the makers’ personal websites for more information and purchasing details.
Here’s a roundup of some of the handcrafted home products available now through the PG&H online store.
Punch Needle Art by Kelly Malone can be a great addition to any gallery wall — and add some fun boho style to your home.
Speckled Stoneware Pitcher by Centered Self Ceramics is hand-thrown with stoneware clay and has a satin white glaze finish. This delicately speckled pitcher holds more than 48 ounces.
$35 for 48-ounce pitcher; $15 per accompanying cup
The Peppermint+Eucalyptus Candle by Cord + Iron will add an industrial touch to your home. The soy candle is infused with essential oils and comes in a cement cylinder. Sold in a variety of scents, Cord + Iron candles also can burn for more than 60 hours.
$30 per candle
Southern Sunshine Soap by Island Fresh Skin Care looks beautiful in your bathroom and also combats harsh tropical conditionals on skin and hair. The product is formulated with Kukui nut oil, natural oils and sea salt.
$10 per bar
White Lace Pattern Dinnerware by Emmanuelle Ceramics is impressed with an intricate lace design. The makers also offers a plethora of patterns, sizing and color options.
$16 to 48, depending on size
Not Your Mother’s Canisters by FD Pottery are perfect for storing flour or sugar beautifully in your kitchen. They are hand-thrown from terracotta clay with a glazed inside, making them food safe and watertight. The medium size holds five cups of product while the large size holds seven cups.
$85 for medium size; $120 for large size
Sit With Yourself Journals by TWELVETWENTY STUDIO are 48-page journals with soft cotton linen covers. Over time, these covers, featuring original prints, gently soften and crease.
$16 per journal
Short-To-Go Tumblers by Jowdy Studio are truly one of a kind. Each tumbler is handmade and feature hand-painted porcelain. They are food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Color options include black, navy and powder blue.
$45 per tumbler
The Monogahela Overlook Pillow by KLoRebel Art is based on a hand-drawn piece depicting Pittsburgh’s noted skyline and is hand sewn by the Sew Forward program at East End Cooperative Ministry.