Hi! My name is Elena and I'm the curator of HOMESTEAD! I wanted to connect the community with the opportunity to shop consciously for all their gift, home and lifestyle good needs from makers around the country that are doing good with their businesses. All of my items are carefully picked to meet standards of responsibility and transparency, starting with not being on Amazon, being small batch and handmade. You'll also find our shops include vegan items, eco-conscious items, and/or may be women and LGBTQ-owned businesses. You can do good with your dollars by moving away from fast and mass produced items to shopping sustainably and from small shops around our country.