In addition to several other spots around Columbus, AmyD’s handmade creations are now available at several vendors inside of the North Market. You can find aprons at The Source, coffee sleeves at Touch of Earth, and coasters at Better Earth.
The partnerships grew from owner Amy Dalrymple’s participation in last year’s Apron Gala, the annual fundraiser held to benefit the North Market.
Dalrymple had contacted the North Market’s Director of Marketing, Mary Martineau, several months ahead of the Apron Gala to gauge interest in having AmyD be a part of the event.
“We are extremely grateful to have been allowed to participate,” says Dalrymple. “Mary was open to the collaboration and so creative with ideas on how we could work together to benefit North Market customers and retailers.”
According to both parties, it was a successful partnership.
“She ended up making custom aprons for our host committee, our sponsors, our staff and our apron fairy,” says Martineau. “We received unique, original souvenirs for our host committee and sponsors who support our event. Plus, we got to support a small, independent artisan, which is something the North Market always strives to do.”
“We decided to make super-customized aprons for each sponsor and that’s how we got to know the awesome people at The Source,” says Dalrymple.
The Source is now carrying the full line of AmyD aprons at their stand in North Market. There are several styles available and they range in price from $24-$38 (plus tax). AmyD’s newest style is the “Hostess Apron,” made with salvaged fabric and more frills.
All of the housewares created by AmyD are made with salvaged fabric. The coffee sleeves and coasters are made with a product called Eco-fi which is made from shredded soda bottles and has the texture of wool felt.
AmyD coffee sleeves are available at Touch of Earth for $5 each (plus tax). Plus, when you bring your sleeve in, you get .25 cents off your next drink! The coasters are available at Better Earth in sets of 4 for $16 (plus tax).
Dalrymple’s company has been in business for seven years and she went full-time this past August. Kara Cronley works part-time during school breaks, having started five years ago as an intern.
She also employs Heather Gilbert (her right-hand woman). Gilbert and Dalrymple each work from their homes and meet weekly to plan fabric choices, discuss work loads, and make future plans.
“Having a presence in the North Market has been one of our goals,” says Dalrymple.
“We are so thrilled to be represented there. It’s an ecosystem of it’s own and represents some of the best of Columbus. That we get to be a small part of it makes us very happy.”
For more information about AmyD, visit madebyamyd.com. Above prices subject to change.
For more information about the North Market, visit northmarket.com.