For the last family feature spotlight of the month, we spoke with Pam Fellerhoff from HaloMiner! Her and her small team of skilled craftspeople create amazing and unique items from recovered materials. Continue reading to discover the complete story behind this wonderful Celebrate Local family member!
Q: What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started?
A: HaloMiner is a woman-owned, environmentally friendly lifestyle brand that I founded in 2012. Our mission is to handpick raw and repurposed materials, create timeless designs, and curate our collections so that every item we offer is truly one-of-a-kind. Using components like salvaged clothing and textile samples, bolt remnants and recycled aluminum, we've created a manufacturing process that's efficient and sustainable. Our innovative designs are conceived in-house and handmade by a small team of skilled craftspeople in the United States; everything is ethically produced, so you can feel good when you buy from us. I feel like my background in business, fine art, design, marketing, and retail is what helps HaloMiner to thrive.
We chose the name HaloMiner because it evokes our process of digging up raw elements and transforming them into divine clothing, accessories, and home goods. At HaloMiner, we like to say we "Elevate the Everyday".
Q: What makes your products unique?
A: As an artist, I want to bring the most beautiful and ingenious designs to the market. As a mother, I want to raise my children on a safe and healthy planet.
One million tons of textile waste is dumped into landfills around the world each year. I think that needs to be changed. At HaloMiner we strive to be an example to our customers and our kids by proving small changes can have a big impact. We not only source recycled castoffs, our creative pattern making utilizes almost all of a chosen material, from the grommets on fabric samples to the sides and hard bottoms of colorful pop cans. As designers, we look at every aspect of an object creatively because we want to be a part of a one million ton solution.
Our method results in very minimal waste. We put thought and care into every step of production so that each HaloMiner piece makes a big impact in the right places: on your wardrobe and in your home, not on the earth.
Q: What do you like about being part of the Celebrate Local family?
A: I am excited to be part of the Celebrate Local family and the vibrant, diverse, creative community in my hometown and Ohio. I am thrilled to work alongside so many passionate and dedicated individuals as well all strive to make our city and our world as green as possible.
You can find HaloMiner at our Easton and Liberty center retail stores!