When we opened a second store in Liberty Center, we gained quite a few new artisans and small business owners to our Celebrate Local family. Today we're sharing one of those stores - meet Tammy from Hometown Totes!

Q: What's the story behind your business, and how did you get started? A: I have lived in the same area all my life and wanted to start a movement to proudly 'Show Off Where You're From' by providing a product line that would allow one to express their love for their hometown. Tote bags are the perfect size and outlet for that. Through photographing local scenery and doing my own designs, my bags were well received in the community.


Q: What makes your products unique? A: Through positive imagery and fun visuals, our tote bags are a unique way to celebrate the sense of community. Our bags are exclusive designs and are tailored to a specific town or area. Being a small business, we purchase fabric for our handmade tote bag line in limited quantities -- this means certain editions will only be available while supplies last.  We are also proud that all our products are Made In The USA.

Q: What do you like about being part of the Celebrate Local family? A: Celebrate Local treats me like family and they want me to succeed. Bringing their expertise and marketing exposure to the table allows me to focus on what I love -- creating my products!  This was a huge factor when I decided to join the Celebrate Local team. 

Find Tammy's awesome totes at our Liberty Center store or learn more on their website!