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Startups, small businesses, and existing brands have breathed new life into their products right here at NextFab. Whether they're developing a little side project or a full-blown business, many of our members are making and promoting amazing things for sale.
Specializing in organic ceramics, lighting, and furniture
Pandemic Design Studio is a design and manufacturing enterprise specializing in innovative, organic, and contemporary ceramics, lighting, and furniture. Their product lines, though different in material aesthetics, are all deeply rooted in the idea that the pieces make the whole and the whole is alive and changing.
Manhole cover series in the form of trivets, coasters, and magnets
RethinkTANK's manhole cover series has expanded to over 175 designs permanently etched into functional art in the form of trivets, coasters, and magnets.
Creating home goods and furniture using sustainably gathered materials
Untitled_Co is a design studio creating home goods and furniture using sustainably gathered materials.
Wall-mounted folding desks for WFH and life balance.
Clamshell Desk has everything you would want in a dedicated office in a fraction of the space, and for far less money than renting a bigger apartment. Best of all, when the day is done it folds away into the background, so you can switch off for the day and enjoy your home.
A collection of unique works of three-dimensional art for your home
Ordinary O is all about seeing and highlighting the extraordinary in the ordinary. It's about finding and creating joy and moments of intrigue in the home and our everyday lives. Ordinary O is a collection of unique works of three-dimensional art for your home.
Minimalist designs driven by a belief that the best designs are often the simplest
Loma Living minimalist design style is driven by their belief that the best designs are often the simplest. They create items throughout the home including wireless charging docking stations, office essentials, wine and barware, valet trays, and coasters.
Unique and one-of-a-kind woodwork for your home
Ben Doar's work is unique and one-of-a-kind utilizing hand selected lumber. His work showcases the natural beauty of the material, incorporating traditional joinery, and hand-finished details. Using a combination of traditional methods and contemporary design, his goal is to seamlessly merge form and function with unique design elements.
Eco-friendly lifestyle items in addition to bring-your-own-container style refills.
Ray’s Reusables sells eco-friendly lifestyle items in addition to bring-your-own-container style refills.
A locally-based woodworker who creates handmade furniture and home decor
Jawnstown is a locally-based woodworker who creates handmade furniture and home decor.
Reproductions of the finest American furniture, and architectural millwork.
At Blackburn Furniture, we specialize in built-to-order furniture. From museum-quality reproductions to custom designs. Everything from dovetailing to finishing is done at our shop located outside of Philadelphia in West Chester, PA. All of our furniture is made using traditional woodworking techniques including woodturning and carving.
Designing products that incorporate elements and forms that inspire and define us
DropLight exists in the belief that everyone deserves more from the products they buy. It starts with designing a product that incorporates elements and forms that inspire and define us, which carries through in the quality of the materials they use. They hope through their superior craftsmanship to give you something that will hold up over time.
Constructing handmade furniture outdoor furniture for families and fun
Lanning Woodworks constructs handmade outdoor furniture for family gatherings and outdoor adventures.
Epoxy resin tables, acrylic art, serving boards, steel furniture bases and chairs
Ironman builds live-edge and epoxy resin tables, acrylic paintings, coasters, serving boards, steel furniture bases and chairs.
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Life and Home Design Studio
Moodio is a life and home design studio that creates thoughtful solutions for everyday objects that twists expectation and elevate a room. Founded by Laura Kao as a playground for innovative design, Moodio goods are handmade and new maker techniques are used for every unique collection.
Minimalist and vibrant wooden maps of any place in the world
WoodScape Maps are scale-model cartographically accurate wooden maps engraved into real wood with a precision laser cutter. Maps come ready to hang in your home, office, or business, with two hanging styles to choose from. All maps are first made with high-tech laser cutters, then hand-finished.
Decorative 3D relief woodcarvings for home and business
Decorative 3D relief woodcarvings for home and business. Featuring plaques for desk, shelf, wall...with standard or custom quotes and images.
Scrap metal clocks and lamps and sculpture
Handcrafted scrap metal clocks and lamps and sculptures inspired by work in the auto shop.
Every room in your home should bring you peace and joy
Every room in your home should bring you peace and joy. Rosewood Home’s mission is to help you make those spaces special through inspired products and decor for your home.
Handmade home goods.
The work we make pairs contemporary design with traditional craftsmanship that celebrates the history of studio crafts in Appalachia.
Restoring and transforming vintage furniture
Bill Russell collects, restores and transforms vintage furniture using traditional vinegar paint techniques. He has a curated collection of pieces which are for sale and also takes commissions from clients who have existing furniture. Bill can apply his technique and sensibility to new unpainted or custom made furniture.
Interdisciplinary art and design studio focused on producing small batch handmade objects
MDK Studio, founded by Michelle Kwiecien in Philadelphia, PA, is an interdisciplinary art and design studio focused on producing small batch handmade objects in metal and on paper. All of our products are inspired by elements of industrial and heirloom objects found in everyday life with a commitment to contemporary craft and design.
High-performance tools for the kitchen and field
Pellegrino Cutlery designs and builds high-performance tools for the kitchen and field.
Sustainable, one-of-a-kind goods as unique as you and your home.
Salvaged Woodworks provide sustainable, one-of-a-kind goods as unique as you and your home.
Female-run, locally-crafted timeless design rooted in sustainability, hospitality
Jezabel's Atelier is a female-run, locally-crafted timeless design rooted in sustainability, hospitality, and minimalism.
Contemporary Functional Ceramics handmade in Philadelphia
Contemporary Functional Ceramics handmade in Philadelphia.
Confetti is a fabrication/retail project that designs carefully crafted earrings
Confetti is a fabrication/retail project that began 3 years ago. I design a variety of carefully crafted earrings using traditional power tools, a variety of materials, digital design and laser cutters.
Reimagining scientific glass in new sustainable ways to create color-changing jewelry
Idol Light is using scientific glass in new ways to create prismatic, interactive, color-changing jewelry. They source most of their material from the waste streams of optical glass manufacturers and turn it into a product of higher value. They think the concept of up-cycling needs to be seen much more in regards to what we create and consume.
Female-run collection of handmade jewelry and accessories for the everyday fashion icon.
Cherné Altovise prides itself on making jewelry and accessories that brings creativity, fashion, and functionality to the everyday fashion icon.
Handcrafting pieces that tenderly utter African lineage and culture
Kpelle Designs makes handmade jewelry and accessories which include ear cuffs, loc jewelry for hair, and headscarves. Their mission is to create jewelry for women to feel inspired, empowered, and educated on the power of embellishing themselves in culture.
Depicting interpretations of everyday life with jewelry and handbags
Livetodream depicts interpretations of everyday life using the free form capabilities of precious metal, gemstones, wood, and leather. This year Livetodream has expanded into handmade leather and wooden handbag designs.
Jewelry line that incorporates the colors, textures, and materials of Philly's buildings
Brick & Wire is a jewelry line that incorporates the colors, textures, and materials of Philadelphia's building landscape, including enamel earrings, brick and silver jewelry, digitally-embroidered bracelets, postcards, and stickers.
Attractive and personal gifts created with the recipient in mind
From RAW Materials creates attractive and personal gifts - from jewelry for a friend to a sign for your front door, each item is created with the recipient in mind.
Stylish necklaces, earrings, tie tacks, and cuff links in the iconic shopping cart image
Cartrageous crafts stylish necklaces, earrings, tie tacks, and cuff links that are true conversation starters utilizing the most iconic image of our consumer-based culture, the shopping cart.
Laser-cut acrylic and wood pendants and earrings
Linda Celestian is a Wilmington-based fine artist who crafts contemporary laser-cut acrylic and wood pendants and earrings.
Raising awareness of historic icons by creating fun items for everyday consumers
Historical Dream raises the awareness of historic icons by creating and producing jewelry, apparel, and other fun items for everyday consumers.
Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry using the ancient cuttlebone casting method
m. et al. makes handcrafted sterling silver jewelry using the ancient cuttlebone casting method.
A line of handmade ever-evolving jewelry and accessory capsules.
Feast is a line of handmade ever-evolving jewelry and accessory capsules that is inspired by both industrial design and nature. Combining found and sourced organic elements of pearl, shell, coral, and glass, Feast borrows from the environment with restraint, and up-cycles vintage and deadstock chain when possible.
Jewelry made from upcycled vintage pieces, leather, and sterling silver.
Jewelry made from upcycled vintage pieces, leather, and sterling silver, as well as ornaments from brass and copper.
Small-batch clay and metals jewelry
Ursa Marea is a small-batch clay and metals jewelry studio that began as a creative exploration during the pandemic. Each piece is made by Annette in her home and is designed to be a natural extension of the human form so that jewelry and body complement and augment each other.
With self-love comes freedom, and with freedom comes peace.
Saint Manifest’s artwork seeks to destigmatize sex and instead celebrate it as the physical expression of love and connection. Wanting us all to live a life full of joy, pleasure, and self-actualization, he creates jewelry, pins, postcards, and artwork for the home.
Embracing the feminine empowered “higher goddess” self thorugh jewelry
Siren jewelry embraces the feminine empowered “higher goddess” self through the use of crystals and gemstones, hidden messages, symbols, and creatures designed to protect the wearer.
Inclusive mismatched socks for kids, with unique designs, messages, and comfort
With the mission of creating a friendlier world, Pals Socks is an inclusive streetwear sock brand creating collectible mismatched socks for kids. We inspire them to be more open-minded, to not be scared of trying new things and to look for friends that differ from them. Kids are obsessed with our unique designs, message, and comfort. #WeDontMatch
Handmade sidewalk chalk in unique designs that inspire imaginative play
TWEE is a women-owned handmade sidewalk chalk company based in Philadelphia. Creating sidewalk chalk in unique designs that are easy for a child to grasp, while also inspiring imaginative play.
Weird, wonderful, dark-themed shadowbox art pieces using laser-cut printed images
Roadside Linen Arts creates weird, wonderful, dark-themed shadowbox art pieces using laser-cut printed images. Each is a portal to something ancient, humorous, shocking, or mystical. Diorama themes include carnival imagery, medieval mythology, vaudeville/early film, and more. Sales generate donations for effective social-impact organizations.
Intricately handcrafted diorama bookshelf inserts that capture another world
MiniAlley creates intricately handcrafted diorama bookshelf inserts that capture another world, including a cozy Italian village, to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Independent designer based in Wilmington, Delaware
Asata Maisé Beeks is an independent designer based in Wilmington, Delaware. The designer is an advocate for preserving tradition through storytelling with handmade, slow fashion, and currently offers limited quantities of accessories, such as handbags and jewelry.
Repurposed vintage cutter quilts into contemporary coats, tops, and multi-use accessories.
New Lives for Vintage Quilts - A new purpose for vintage textiles, honoring the craftsmanship and creativity of makers who have gone before.
Empower women through conscious clothing, beauty, and inclusion
Modest Transitions aims to empower women through conscious clothing, beauty, and inclusion. From sourcing fabrics with integrity to creating baths of natural dyes—our products help eliminate toxic waste while creating timeless, aesthetically pleasing wearable art to help embrace your natural self.
A custom-built Philadelphia-themed version of the classic board game
A custom-built Philly-themed version of the classic board game, Settlers of Philadelphia allows you to conquer Philadelphia in the only way possible: by winning over the stomachs of your fellow citizens! Collect your resources of wuder ice, soft pretzels, taste cakes, hoagies, and jawns and grow your empire.
Functional designs infused with pop-culture references and tongue-in-cheek compliments
PLAID (Philadelphia Laser & Industrial Design) is a design-centric micro manufacturer whose products are infused with pop-culture references and tongue-in-cheek that complement their usability, functionality, and durability, and is the home of Phillylovenotes.
Hyper-local Christmas ornaments for Philadelphia and cities across the US
Jawnaments are hyper-local Christmas ornaments for Philadelphia and cities across the US that show the love for their neighborhoods and hometowns with "only-a-local-would-understand" designs.
Timeless calligraphy-style designs for life's best moments
Girl Holding a Pen creates timeless, calligraphy-style designs for life's best moments, including wedding/event stationery, invitations, signage and decor, and calligraphy services, and during the holidays, customized Christmas ornaments.
After years of relentlessly pursuing the perfect vegan snack, Philly Jerk was born.
Quality ingredients. Small batch production. Attention to detail. Made from a pure soy protein base and seasoned with handmade spice blends, our simple yet bold flavors make Philly Jerk Vegan Jerky and instant kitchen classic.
Handcrafted wooden products, including coasters, bottle openers, and drink flights
Philly Phlights specializes in handcrafted wooden products, including coasters, bottle openers, and drink flights.
Philadelphia-themed products in wood and metal for fashion and fun
Padouk Crafts crafts Philadelphia themed products in wood and metal for fashion, fun, and home.
Manipulated photography and laser-etched images
Maria Schneider is a Philadelphia-based fine artist who creates manipulated photography and laser-etched images.
A specialty artists agency with a wide variety of talents for custom artwork
7textures is a specialty artists agency with a wide variety of talents for custom artwork, event design, entertainment, and styling.
Fine art prints, original photography transferred onto wood and laser-engraved art
Eric Zippe Fine Art is a Wilmington-based artist that offers fine art prints, original photography transferred onto wood and laser-engraved art.
Fine art displays of inspirational art gifts that feature moments of the heart
Meanings of the Heart Art crafts fine art displays of inspirational art gifts that feature moments of the heart, bonding experiences that bring us closer together and more connected.
Uniquely shaped laser cut and engraved imagery from life's best moments
Engrave My Achievement creates uniquely shaped laser cut and engraved imagery from your favorite photos and life's best moments.
Sculpture figurines for your home completely constructed out of found or bought materials
Sculptures constructed with materials bought or "found" at NextFab. The figures have a wire base, covered with surgical tape and cement wrappings, then sanded and painted with black epoxy or metallic coatings.
Custom hand-painted signs and gold leaf
Hand Over Fist Signs is a local Philadelphia business creating custom hand-painted signs, creating in the tradition of the American sign painter. Specializing in hand-painted and gold leaf signs, as well as custom designs.
New York photographer of abandonments and owner of www.feltloved.com.
Jenn Brown is a self-taught photographer, who specializes in the photography of historic abandoned structures. She is well known for her haunting images and has two publications through America Through Time. Jenn is skilled in needlework and makes handmade ornaments and other felt creations by hand.
Yemisi art designs and produces handprint and natural dye fabric on various fibers.
Yemisi art creates exquisite lines of functional decorative, wearable textile products for home furnishings, collectible objects, decorative wall arts and every women accessory such as silk scarfs, tee-shirts, and bags. Yemisi also teaches batik and traditional Yoruba indigo and traditional Yoruba indigo dying techniques.