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Our Whole Business Is Story

If you were to take a peek at my journal from this past year,you'd learn a whole lot about the resilience of our family& our resounding awe at the way our small businessboth sustains & inspires us against all odds.  A year ago yesterday, our home & studio was ablaze. We didn't lose everything, but we were suddenly displaced on the eve of our daughter's birthday & at the cusp of our busiest time of our small business year. And then, on the day of her birthday (today!) last year, we had 50+ friends show up to a city park with every kind of food, three birthday cakes, & mountains of presents for our girl. Even the firemen who had...

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The Attic Journals Handmade Gift Guide

A Few Handmade Introductions For Your Holiday Shopping Our work has taken us all across our nation to sell at conventions, tradeshows, festivals, & antique shows! While we thoroughly appreciate that we're there to make sales, it is our pure pleasure to network with other makers & learn from their experiences & expertise as well!The selection of brands below are just a handful of handmade, woman-owned, hard working makers that we enthusiastically recommend for your holiday consideration!    Reclamation EtchworksMeet the Intemperance Collection: a modern day expression of old fashioned indulgence. Inspired by the Victorian era of “medicinal” drinking, these laser etched decanters bring an ornate elixir bottle into your home to cure what ails you. Personalize them to create a one...

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How We Choose

A moment with Attic Journals founder, Michelle Sanders, about how we decide which discarded books come into our workshop

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you unboxed. we reboxed.

Because we take our commitment to eco practices seriously, in the past 3 months we have retooled our shipping processes in ways we think you'll appreciate. We have put the word out to our local community (specific to our neighborhood here in Portland) that we are a small business looking to offset the discard pipeline by making weekly neighborhood runs to pick up the used, undamaged boxes they have accumulated. The response has been amazing! Likewise, we have leveraged some of our sustainability contacts to bring in small package mailers that others were throwing out (perhaps they were the wrong size or misprinted, etc) to use for our smaller shipments of individual garlands or single journals. So, when you get your orders...

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