Blake & Kylen here – friends, business partners, and Holland residents.
In the wake of increasingly isolated circumstances, we’ve been reflecting on what it could mean to help foster community support for the small businesses & organizations we love. As consumers, we’ve longed to participate, and as producers we’ve longed to provide – but day by day it’s feeling harder to do either of those safely. We want to engage, we’re seeking to help, and we need to stay busy.
The two of us are makers and for the past 10 years collectively, we’ve found our home here, through creative and visual participation with the people around us. Design and screen printing are what we do and they’ve shaped who we are. With that in mind, we started dreaming about what it could look like to facilitate a small business collective of sorts – a place like this, where we could help support our city with artwork and screen printed goods that we’re selling on behalf of the small businesses that make our town feel like home.
This is an invitation and an avenue for our local communities to participate & care for the businesses, spaces, & people they love, without actually having to be there or do so in person. It’s our hope that this kind of “togetherness” will be beneficial for all – you, us, holland, and beyond. Speaking as individuals, our lives have personally been enriched through participation in the work these local organizations and small businesses do. We want to honor that and continue living, working, and serving alongside them.
Grace, Peace, and Good Health,
Blake Johnson & Kylen Blom
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