I was in Milwaukee for work earlier this week and finally had the opportunity to check out the Sparrow Collective. I have been following the shop on Instagram for quite some time and have been trying to find a time to visit the store in person. I knew that I had to check out the store beacause their Instagram feed is chockfull of images of handcrafted home goods, apparel, and accessories from Independent designers and artisans. They also a focus on local and regional goods. All things that I love and want to support.
The store itself is located in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee. I highly recommend a visit to this hood if you find yourself in the area, as the neighborhood offers a great variety of small independent restaurants and businesses (yay!). Checking out the Sparrow Collective alone is worth the visit. Visiting the store in person was truly a treat and my expectations of what I would find, were not only met, they were exceeded. There are so many cool and unique items to peruse in this shop you could easily spend a lot of time taking it all in. I was especially excited to discover these Jax Kelly Crystal Candles (combing two of my favorite things = genius!) and these awesome printed tees from Orchard Street Press made locally in Milwaukee (the tees are super soft!).
Let this post serve as a reminder to shop local businesses and artisans whenever possible and help support a dream!