Windy City Gift Show

If you are interested in shopping a Gift Show with ease, the Windy City Gift Show is worth your trip.  If you are looking to find interesting gems in the rough, for those in the mid-west, this is a convenient local show.  It is worth the drive to discover an array of unique  vendors that can fill the gap in-between major gift show events for your retail operation with a pleasant local variety of handmade products available at the the Windy City Gift Show Directory/Exhibitor Listings.

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The Windy City Gift Show features Holiday Products for a Successful Retail Christmas Season!

Inspired Generations

Inspired Generations is a fantastic home accents line featuring beautifully designed bowls, key/phone holders and an amusement of accents fit for any home expanding happiness!

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An artistic and practical phone, eyeglass, key and jewelry holder by Inspired Generations!

Silk Road Bazaar is a wholesale representative of marginalized artist groups located in Central Asia. The Silk Road Bazaar connects with artists who are far from the capitals, who have limited market access, who do not possess modern marketable skills but have carried on traditional craft culture.

Silk Road Bazaar is a wholesale representative of marginalized artist groups located in Central Asia. The Silk Road Bazaar connects with artists who are far from the capitals, who have limited market access, who do not possess modern marketable skills but have carried on traditional craft culture.

The Silk Road Bazaar features beautiful handmade baby/children shoes portraying animals. This is the Lion pair!

The Silk Road Bazaar features beautiful handmade baby/children shoes portraying animals. This is the Lion pair!

The Chicken Shoes along with the many other animal styles are beautifully made and bring a smile with their whimsical design!

The Chicken Shoes along with the many other animal styles are beautifully made and bring a smile with their whimsical design!

The B.Fullers booth will stop you on your path as not only is their presentation inviting and festive...the Tea is out of this world!

The B.Fullers booth will stop you on your path as not only is their presentation inviting and festive…the Tea is out of this world!

If you Love Tea...go to B Fullers.com. Authentically tasty with homeopathic benefits and made with love the old fashion way!

If you Love Tea…go to BFullers.com. Authentically tasty with homeopathic benefits and made with love the old fashion way!

Fantastic Bag for the Shore! Well Designed and quality made. Designed and headquartered near the shores of Lake Michigan, Shore Bags are made to reflect an active, outdoor lifestyle where function and form meet to create personalized tools for everyday living. Shore bags are tough and durable and inspired by traditional work bags for sailors and fisherman.

Fantastic Bag for the Shore! Well Designed and quality made. Designed and headquartered near the shores of Lake Michigan, Shore Bags are made to reflect an active, outdoor lifestyle where function and form meet to create personalized tools for everyday living. Shore bags are tough and durable and inspired by traditional work bags for sailors and fisherman.

Pgrahamdunn.com features a wide variety of rustic home accents that warm the heart! The product selection is HUGE and a feast for any small online retailer or brick and mortar store! What a catch! Check out the You Tube story below about this company!

Pgrahamdunn.com features a wide variety of rustic home accents that warm the heart! The product selection is HUGE and a feast for any small online retailer or brick and mortar store! What a catch! Check out the You Tube story below about this inspirational company!

"Our mission is to make products that are simple, healthy and thoughtfully functional. Since 2015, we have been creating premium, all-natural soy candles scented only with essential oils in thoughtfully minimal packaging. All Slow North products are free of synthetic chemicals and artificial fragrances."~ Slow North

“Our mission is to make products that are simple, healthy and thoughtfully functional. Since 2015, we have been creating premium, all-natural soy candles scented only with essential oils in thoughtfully minimal packaging. All Slow North products are free of synthetic chemicals and artificial fragrances.”~ Slow North

The Good Earth took root from a very simple beginning. Simplicity, combined with quality, is the key inspiration of the Good Earth. We have since moved on from that tiny kitchen to an old 1900s farmhouse located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Kewaunee, WI. All of our products are thoughtfully created entirely from scratch by Michael and myself. We do it all, from weighing the ingredients to packaging the orders. Not one step of the process is overlooked.~ Good Earth Shop

“The Good Earth took root from a very simple beginning. Simplicity, combined with quality, is the key inspiration of the Good Earth. We have since moved on from that tiny kitchen to an old 1900s farmhouse located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Kewaunee, WI. All of our products are thoughtfully created entirely from scratch by Michael and myself. We do it all, from weighing the ingredients to packaging the orders. Not one step of the process is overlooked.~ Good Earth Shop”~ Good Earth Soap

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An amazing selection of soap scents! If you are searching for an earthy well made soap line, “Good Earth Soap” is worth checking out.

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An amazing product. Period.~ “Approximately 10,000 pecan trees grow in a park-like setting bounded by the San Saba River and located in the Hill Country of Central Texas. All of our award-winning gourmet products are produced and shipped from facilities housed within the orchard. Our traditional Pecan Pie took the Blue Ribbon in Atlanta at AmericasMart for Best Dessert. All of our products are recognized by connoisseurs of Gourmet products everywhere as outstanding in quality, taste and presentation.”~ San Saba River Pecan

HoneyHouseNaturals.com

“The story of Honey House Naturals began on a farm near Puget Sound, Washington. Our “Queen Bee” Ruth Willis began keeping bees to enhance the fruit trees in her family’s backyard orchard. Soon, the bees were producing honey which they sold at the local market, but Ruth felt that the natural bee products could be doing more. In an effort to help a friend whose hands had become severely dry and cracked, Ruth created the very first Bee Bar, a concentrated lotion bar made of pure beeswax and healing emollients. After many years of success at local farmer’s markets, Ruth grew her family business into a worldwide specialty boutique. “~Honey House Naturals

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Baabaazuzu came to be in late 1993 after Sue Burns, a gifted graphic designer, cut up the shrunken remains of her favorite sweaters, pieced the fragments together and made jackets with matching hats for her two young daughters. Once the phone began ringing in high demand of her upcycled creations, Sue sought her opportunity to develop an eco-fashion house in Lake Leelanau, MI.~ Baabaazuzu

"OUR PHILOSOPHY: Stand for Generations to Come. This statement is more than a quip on commerce; is a mindset. With so many companies focusing on profit alone; we strive to focus on quality alone. Instead of buying one product a thousand times over your lifetime, why not buy a product once and enjoy it for a lifetime!"~ the 1906 gents

“OUR PHILOSOPHY: Stand for Generations to Come. This statement is more than a quip on commerce; is a mindset. With so many companies focusing on profit alone; we strive to focus on quality alone. Instead of buying one product a thousand times over your lifetime, why not buy a product once and enjoy it for a lifetime!”~ the 1906 gents

"New England Bells where only uses solid brass bells, etched with the typical New England "Fleur" pattern, popular in the 19th century, carefully crafted to assure proper tone and pitch by bell size. These bells are sure to bring back memories of a simpler time."~New England Bells

“New England Bells where only uses solid brass bells, etched with the typical New England “Fleur” pattern, popular in the 19th century, carefully crafted to assure proper tone and pitch by bell size. These bells are sure to bring back memories of a simpler time.”~New England Bells

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Keep track of your pet with a New England Bell!

Minga Fair Trade Imports was founded by Christopher Keefe in 1997 as The Christopher Connection. It began during his time living in Ecuador from 1995-2004 with the goal of improving education in Ecuador, increasing public knowledge of fair trade in the United States, and supporting the concept of a sharing wage. This provides the artisan with enough money to pay for essential expenses, and enough to reinvest in their families and their communities. The company name was changed to Minga Manufacturers in 2002 to reflect Chris’ involvement with the design and production of the clothing and products. Minga Manufacturers worked with local textile producers to distribute Ecuadorian products throughout the coastal towns and cities to help boost the economy and esteem of the people.

“Minga Fair Trade Imports was founded by Christopher Keefe in 1997 as The Christopher Connection. It began during his time living in Ecuador from 1995-2004 with the goal of improving education in Ecuador, increasing public knowledge of fair trade in the United States. This provides the artisan with enough money to pay for essential expenses, and enough to reinvest in their families and their communities.  Minga Manufacturers worked with local textile producers to distribute Ecuadorian products throughout the coastal towns and cities to help boost the economy and esteem of the people.”~Minga Imports

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Culturastrade.com

Culturas Trading Company was started in 1995 by Theresa Lemman and Kymberlie Landgraf because of their love for folk art and interest in helping to preserve the traditional crafts of Mexico. The business was started with a little more than a shoestring, lots of faith, enormous trust and often a little bit of luck.

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"The name Tey-Art denotes Textiles and Artistry. The key components of that vision was a commitment to natural, sustainable fibers such as alpaca, wool and cotton and to work only with factories and co-ops that subscribe to the principles of Fair Trade Labor. Tey-Art has become a company recognized for its vibrant, textural collections of finely crafted women's sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, socks, handbags and belts. Working with the skilled artisans of Peru, many of whom are located high in the Andes mountains, has been an emotionally rewarding journey that we hope to continue for a long time."~Tey Art

“The name Tey-Art denotes Textiles and Artistry. The key components of that vision was a commitment to natural, sustainable fibers such as alpaca, wool and cotton and to work only with factories and co-ops that subscribe to the principles of Fair Trade Labor. Tey-Art has become a company recognized for its vibrant, textural collections of finely crafted women’s sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, socks, handbags and belts. Working with the skilled artisans of Peru, many of whom are located high in the Andes mountains, has been an emotionally rewarding journey that we hope to continue for a long time.”~Tey Art

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Beautiful hand carved wooden boxes with animal & sign motifs by The Handcrafted.com

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