In 2022, the four of us, Stephanie Torres, Stephanie Manning and Cynthia Topp got to know each other while vending at events in Bellingham. At one of those events, we gave some input to the organizers about something that wasn’t working from a vendor’s perspective, and we were asked if we wanted to organize the vending part of that event in the future. And suddenly, Bellingham Makers Market was born! (Well, maybe ‘suddenly’ is the wrong word, but certainly the seed was planted in that moment).
We hosted our first market for Shop Small Saturday at the Granary in 2022, and discovered that our combined skills, personalities, and experiences as makers and vendors position us perfectly to host markets. We’ve become an LLC and we’re so excited to be hosting lots of markets!
Stephanie Torres (left) and Stephanie Manning (right): At Coast to Coast Sustainable Solutions our mission is to provide you with eco-friendly, sustainable products that are made with quality and care which can also be washed and reused. By reducing the amount of throwaways in our daily life we make a conscious effort to take better care of this lovely planet we call home.
Cynthia Topp: Magic Carpet Jewelry is handmade jewelry featuring henna designs, sterling silver, semi-precious stones, iconic symbols (paisleys, mandalas, lotuses, dragons, crescent moons and stars, phoenix birds rising, dragonflies, wolves howling at the moon, swords, peacock feathers and more) for the boho chic, hippie, festival-going, meditating, BOLD soul!