Second Star Designs

American Made Since 2008

Caryn Stockwell

Vancouver, Washington
Organic artwear - clothing that is good for the body, the planet, and your soul.

Tell us about your business.

Our products are individually hand-crafted, with strict attention given to both quality and detail. We want our customers to be happy with their Treasures ... enough to tell their friends and family about them or pass them along to future generations. The only way for us to accomplish that is through careful consideration of our suppliers and sourcing of our materials. Where ever possible, we purchase organic fabrics manufactured from sustainable resources; we take steps to reduce our overall footprint by using innovative ways to turn discarded clothing items into wearable art. As a small business, we support other businesses and artisans like ourselves through the direct purchase of our supplies and materials. The majority of our fabrics are supplied by small stores, located around the world; our trims and yarns and other amazing things come from artisans just like us; our sales are either directly to the customer or available in a local boutique.

What makes your business stand out?

With all the information circulating the internet, mainstream media, and social networking sites concerning organic products; supporting the growth and prosperity of small businesses; preserving our environment; actively supporting global Fair Trade Practices; protecting our children, the use of renewable resources; and generally trying to create a better world for our future generations, we'd like for you to know that Second Star Designs supports all of those endeavors ... and then some. Our Philosophy is simple: when it's time to leave, make sure that what you leave behind is better than what you originally found.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Step off the cliff ... follow your dreams ... the rest will fall into place.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

    Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.

  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 8, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

    Vote for your favorite American makers.

  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

    Join us for our annual event in New York City.