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Meet the Maker: Sable Candle Co.

April 2022
It was the lustrous black tumbler that first caught our eye when we spied the gorgeous products from sable candle co. Seeing those sleek home goods and then, later, smelling the sumptuous scents had us all hooked.

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The Future is Female

March 2022
We believe in supporting and shouting out women not just during Women’s History Month, but all year long. When we founded Grows As It Goes, we decided from the beginning that we would support women-owned and women-led companies.

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Meet the Maker: Wee Gallery Educational Toys

January 2022
Family-owned company Wee Gallery makes sustainable, high contrast toys that are built to withstand life — even during destructive toddler phases. They only work with ethical manufacturers to ensure their products are good for people and planet. Plus, they donate a portion of their profits to reforestation efforts.

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Welcome to Grows As It Goes

December 2021
When I decided to start Grows As It Goes, it was based on a simple philosophy: Nothing is mass-produced and everything must support women somehow. The fashion industry is one of the largest polluters and I didn’t want to keep feeding that unsustainable monster. Our promise to you is that we are incredibly choosy and aim to be as transparent as possible. You’ll know where something is made and by whom. And you can trust that the person who made it was paid a living, ethical wage and created the item with minimal impacts to the environment.

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Homegrown novelty company makes SLC the rubber chicken capital of the world

July 2021
How many rubber chickens does Loftus International produce each year? Casey Fitts, CEO of Loftus International, and its new owner as of 2018, won’t squawk. “That’s an industry secret,” he said.

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NEON: Denver’s Gordon Sign lights the night

May 2020
The happy chef, who first flipped his hotcakes in 1955, beckons diners to Denver’s Colfax Avenue 24 hours a day — a neon sign with the added oomph of animation. This beauty, and many others, was made by Gordon Sign, the oldest continuously operating sign company in America.