The 2023 Cohort of the Berwyn Shops has been selected! See below for more information about our 12 NEW vendors. As you read their descriptions and browse their products, you will find everything from hand-poured candles and curated apparel to gorgeous accessories and baked goods! Once again, we are proud to represent the many communities in Berwyn and the surrounding areas – presenting local small businesses that are women led and founded, Latinx owned, LGBTQIA+ allied, and bilingual speaking. Just as diverse as the City of Berwyn is, we strive to reflect this community within the second season of this homegrown project.
Since December 2019, Ari has hand-poured soy candles, soy wax melts, bath products, and more. All candles are made with phthalate-free fragrance oils and premium soy wax. When the pandemic happened, Ari decided to focus on her business full-time.
Ari has been in pop-up shops all around Chicago, but she's ready to grow her roots in Berwyn now.
Artesanias La Luna @artesaniaslaluna
With curated artisanal products from Mexico, Jennyfer has dedicated herself to offering beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces for all to enjoy. She offers leather shoes, jewelry, and goods. Each collection is created by artisans of different regions of Mexico.
Jennyfer hopes her business can connect her consumers back to their roots or shine light to the craftsmanship of Mexico to newcomers.
Bee My Honey
26-year-old Mexican-American baker, Bianca, has been baking since she was 15 years old. She has worked for many professional chefs, such as Chef Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard etc. She specializes in custom macarons and custom cakes. All of her products are made from scratch with reduced sugar in mind, so you can satisfy your craving without the guilt.
Books & Beauty
Ms. Love is on a mission for all women to feel beautiful. Her handmade jewelry of clay and precious metals is meant to reflect personality, encourage women to to wear their natural hair and look like themselves without the social standard of beauty.
For book lovers, she also writes inspirational books, journals, and workbooks to help all in their journeys of self-love.
Experience the planet's positive energy through crystals from Energia del Corazon Cosmico, meaning "Energy of the Cosmic Heart." Liz is here to help transform astrology skeptics into full-blown believers of the crystals' magical properties. She's experienced the tight-knit community uplift the previous vendors like her friend Kenia of K Shulada; and is now excited for a similar experience for her and her business.
State of Mind @freedomleistateofmind
Maria plans on bringing her skills in apothecary and handmade bath products made of love to the Berwyn community. She was first inspired to make bath bombs for her autistic daughter as that was the only way to get her to bathe without a tantrum. Since then, it has evolved into a full-blown business of her connecting with her culture and paying homage to her grandfather, a shaman in Mexico.
De Mi Tierra @DeMiTierra_Natural
De Mi Tierra is a natural skincare line that pays tribute to traditional Mexican skincare rituals. All of their products are handmade in small batches with "earth-made" ingredients found all over Latin America. Some of the products they offer are natural deodorant, sugar scrub, body butter, facial serum, and more!
Are you a girl on the go? Karina is someone just like you! Dear Me is a brand that offers fashionable clothing hitting all the latest trends. You can find your unique pieces without losing on the price or quality. Brighten up your wardrobe with Dear Me!
Like many others, Huipil Boutique was an idea born during the pandemic. It started with a love for the craftsmanship you see in Mexican goods that Sonia and Alondra shared. The mother and daughter duo have since taken that passion and started curating the most eye-catching pieces of jewelry sets, lele dolls, mugs, and more items for their customers to enjoy! Their collection has grown as they have been introduced to more indigenous creatives in Mexico.
Nothing is cooler than having customizable items to gift or enjoy for yourself. Savanna has created works of art of epoxy resin items, polymer clay earrings, and acrylic paintings that she will be selling at the shops. She's only been an entrepreneur for less than two years, but this business has lit a fire in her to work hard and stay creative.
Spoke Pockette Farm @spokepockettefarm
Living life with intention and passion is at the heart of Julia's business. Spoke Pockette Farm is about using all local resources to create beautiful botanical arrangements for subscriptions, container scapes, and installations.
Julia's mission is to practice sustainability and be at every step of the process from growing the flower, to harvesting, to handing it over to you to enjoy.
Werk Mija is a brand by a Latina for Latinas where it champions women who may not have felt represented in the "Girl Boss" movement. This apparel with carefully chosen quotes is meant to be words of motivation in trying times. Xochitl has been a longtime content creator and loves collaborating with businesses to share their similar experiences with the community.
Your favorite quotes from Werk Mija can be found on t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, and even stickers!