RACHEL BRANDT & FAMILY
Music, sustainability, family: these are just a few of the passions that drew us to Rachel Brandt and her endlessly creative family living a quaint and conscious life in our hometown of St. Louis. Rachel’s blog, The Daily Wild, helps modern moms connect, while Bradley, a general contractor, uses his building know-how for sustainable projects—something we’re all about.
DESIGNER AND FOUNDER OF HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE
Two sustainable brands. One conscious collaboration. Millennial designer Lisa Hackwith, of Hackwith Design House, started creating beautiful clothing handmade with sustainable practices long before it was cool to do so. Along with her business partner, Erin Husted (the sustainability mastermind behind the brand), we share a vision for sustainable design and partnered with them on a feel-good capsule collection and shoe collab.
DR. SCHOLL'S PRODUCT & SUSTAINABILITY
To understand Andee Burton’s contagious passion for sustainability, you have to go to a shoe factory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was there that, in 2016, she witnessed first-hand the waste generated with every shoe. She knew right then that she had to find a way to make a difference. She sparked a passion within the Dr. Scholl’s team to think, act and design in a whole new way.
KAYLA & JORDAN BAUER
FOUNDERS OF HELLO JUICE
After chatting with Jordan and Kayla Bauer, the beauty and brains behind the counter at Hello Juice, we instantly bonded over our mutual obsession for healthy living. It didn’t take long to find out that their shop is about much more than colorful juice and Insta-worthy smoothie bowls. It’s about living better, making connections, and being a catalyst for change.
ARTIST AND MUSICIAN
When you listen to Mvstermind perform, you feel the passion in every beat, every lyric. Named one of NPR’s “20 artists to watch in 2019”, his talent for creating music that is both powerful & innovative, along with his drive to empower young artists in our community, is beyond inspiring. We teamed up with him to collaborate on a shoe that reflects our shared obsession for mindfulness and fresh style.
Our heart skipped a beat when we saw Austin-based photog Brooke Boriack’s killer Insta feed. Her authentic ability to capture all of life’s best moments, plus her ’70’s-inspired vibes, make her one of our faves to follow.
MEG & CHAD GLEASON
FOUNDERS OF MOGLEA
We road-tripped to Iowa to meet the founders of Moglea, an indie letterpress and design studio with a cheeky and colorful hand-painted aesthetic. Meg and Chad Gleason are constantly painting, sketching, and managing their studio while chasing around their busy kids and doing what they love.
SHOP OWNER & CURATOR OF FUTURE ANCESTOR
For Julia Leenig, the owner of one of our fave shops in St. Louis, design is at the heart of everything. Her passion for finding and giving new life to vintage pieces led to the opening of Future Ancestor, truly one of the coolest furniture and home goods stores. Her hope is to inspire others to create beauty in their own spaces, and we’re feeling all the inspiration.
FLORIST & CREATOR OF AMELIA'S FLOWER TRUCK
We’ll take all the flowers, please. With her charming vintage flower trucks, Mattie Bush brings Parisian flower market dreams to neighborhoods all over Nashville. With her business, Amelia’s Flower Truck, her passion comes through in each of her handpicked, colorful bouquets. And we can’t get enough.
CO-FOUNDER OF URBAN CHESTNUT BREWING COMPANY
As the co-founder of Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., David Wolfe's passion is about much more than the beer (but the beer’s really good too). It's about fostering a sense of community, diversity, and sustainability—a passion we share. David followed his dream and opened a brewery that gives back to the St. Louis community. And what could be better than that?
FASHION BLOGGER OF STREET STYLE TELLER
As followers of Jannel Therese’s fashion blog, Street Style Teller, plus her Insta feed, we’re constantly inspired by her cool-girl, New York vibe. The way she uses layering, standout accessories, and unexpected pairings always catches our eye, plus her travel pics and tips are truly #goals.
WOODWORKER AND FOUNDER OF GOEBEL &CO FURNITURE
Elegant. Simplistic. Innovative. Wookdworker Martin Goebel’s furniture is all that and more. Mixing modern technology like 3-D printing with traditional techniques, we love how his passion comes through in every piece. He says it best: “I’m trying to create an idealized version of the world through my work. We create furniture that allows people to have a better life.”
CREATOR AND CHEF OF KATIE'S PIZZA & PASTA