About the Artist
My inspiration comes from creating products that are completely re-imagined. Today, we live in a world where most things are made to be disposable and this is having a very negative impact on the Earth. I hope to awaken everyone to this reality and help us rethink how we made and use products throughout the world. All of my products are completely recycled, and every point of production is tuned so that my products are made in the most environmentally and socially responsible manner possible. I hope to inspire all to change their habits with disposable products and consider the entire life cycle of the products they use.
My other mission as an artist is to reveal to others the beauty that can be found in objects many consider outdated or trash. I accomplish this by redesigned old objects into something completely new, that still resembles its previous life.
I created my own tools which allow me to bend silverware very consistently and without damaging the silverware. I am constantly redesigning the tooling to allow for new and more complex bends. Check back regularly for new designs.
Moms, make it easy for the folks that love you! Fill out a 'wish list' filled with gifts you would like to receive. We will keep it on file and your friends and family can ask to use it when they come shopping for your presents at Local Goods Chicago.
We will be giving away beautiful items donated by Local Goods Chicago and Local Goods Chicago artists from May 9th to May 13th. You can fill out the wish list below or stop by the store.
Please note: raffle entries are collected from April 18th to May 8th. Winners must be able to pick up their prize at Local Goods Chicago 5422 W. Devon.
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Dog Collar - Chicago Flag
Only a few left!
Every dog likes to show their Chicago spirit!
Small: 10-16" neck size x 3/4" width. Made in Chicago
Medium: 13-20" neck size x 1" width. Made in Chicago
Large: 16-26" neck size x 1" width. Made in Chicago
Chicago Flag Necklace
Only a few left!
Chicago Flag Necklace
16" chain length
Matte Yellow Gold Plated, Rose Gold Plated or Silver Plated Chicago Flag Charm and chain.
Chicago Flag Measures 5/8" Long 3/8" tall.
Base metal is brass
If out of stock please call the store as we reorder on a regular basis!
Vapur Foldable Bottle - Chicago Flag
The Vapur® Anti-Bottle™ is a foldable, reusable water bottle designed for convenient on-the-go use. Unlike traditional rigid bottles, the Anti-Bottle is flexible. It stands upright when full and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty - easily fitting into pockets, purses or packs.
Safe and durable, the Vapur Anti-Bottle is made in the United States and designed to withstand everyday use and regular cleaning. It also comes with a carabiner, allowing you to attach your Anti-Bottle and take it anywhere. The writable area on the back of the bottle also allows it to be personalized.
Vapur Bottles (excluding carabiner) are proudly Made in the USA. Some Vapur accessories, including the carabiners, are imported.
Blue with Chicago Flag Design.
18 oz. (.5L) Reusable Water Bottle.
Chicago Flag Mug
A mug featuring Chicago in red script with the iconic Chicago red stars and blue stripes of the Chicago flag.
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Printed in the USA
"Chicago in Transit" Candle tin
Only a few left!
Handcrafted with Vegetable Soy Wax, Led Free Wicks, and Essential Oil Blends.
"Chicago in Transit" Soap
Only a few left!
Handcrafted using 58% Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil
Chicago Passion Tea
Only a few left!
A charming blend of black and green teas with apples, passion fruit, and papaya. A soft sweet brew delicious served hot or iced.
A La Card Chicago Deck - 2018
Only a few left!
Select from 2 deck options this year!
Chicago Tumbler Glass
11 oz glass tumbler featuring the famous Chicago Skyline on both front and back. The design is fired-on and permanent, dishwasher safe, and lead free. Made in USA
Chicago Skyline Pint Glass
Pint glass featuring the famous Chicago Skyline on both front and back.
The design is fired-on and permanent, dishwasher safe, and lead free
Made in USA, Crash Candles
Flour Sack Kitchen Towel - Two Styles: City by the Lake or - one towel
Flour Sack Kitchen Towel - two styles
City By The Lake
Soft and durable screen-printed tea towels. The towels feature a hand-drawn design that includes Chicago's impressive skyline, notorious 6-pointed stars, and its lesser-known nickname "City by the Lake".
The 100% cotton flour sack towels are soft, yet durable and measure 29" x 29". They wash wonderfully in cold water.
Chicago Signs (Food)
This hand-drawn design features a hot dog, Italian sub and other iconic Chicago food!
☆ Eco-friendly Inks, as soft on you as they are on the environment
☆ Super soft cotton with a vintage feel
☆ Handmade in the midwest
100% cotton flour sack towels
3-color print using soft water-based ink
They wash wonderfully in cold water.
29" x 29"
Chicago Candle from Bright Endeavors
$8.00 - $13.00
Only a few left!
Reminiscent of a fresh lake breeze, the Chicago candle includes scents of clean bergamot, jasmine, and gardenia with a woody base note.
Spa size (4oz)
Retreat Size (8oz)
Bright Endeavors is a social enterprise that supports young moms through hands-on job training and workforce development.
substance designs jewelry, an indie collection made from handpicked and globally collected materials, is assembled by hand in the Chicago studio of Carolyn Healy. Great consideration is given to the materials, textures, colors, the way light reflects or passes through each, and the source of the components.
With years of creative experience making stained glass, a Masters in Literature, and a Design education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Carolyn combines creativity, discipline, and keen eye for simple lines to create the substance designs jewelry line.
- every piece of jewelry you own can be a favorite.
- where we source materials matters.
- giving is a powerful act.
- if you want to live in a country that makes things, you have to buy things your country makes.
- life is a commitment to change.
About her work
All gold-filled and sterling silver chain, beads, ear wires and findings are made in the USA
Gemstones are ethically sourced from USA, India, Brazil
Gold-plated and rhodium plated components are ethically sourced from S. Korea
All packaging including earring cards and hang tabs are made in the USA
Beautiful gifts for the tree hugger in your life. These beautiful and useful items were created by artists that care as much for the environment as they do for making beautiful art.
Beer Notebooks, magnets made from security envelopes or vintage buttons from Made by Q,
Serving dish from an upcycled wine bottle, glass straws by The Glass Station
Tote Bag with handpainted stars made from Men's shirts by Made by Cat Painter
Dryer Balls and Fingerless gloves made from vintage sweaters by Feltwerker Upcycled Accessories
Hard Wear jewelry from nuts!
Art Gecko bracelets
Gifts for Chicago Fans
Are you shopping for a Chicago Lover? Here are some ideas...
Circa Ceramics salt & pepper shakers, YAY NOVELTY foldable reusable bag, Amati Originals Chicago flag on easel, Spice House Old Town Spiced Sugar & Deep Dish Pizza Pizzaz, Abbey Brown Soap Artisan Chicago Red Line candle, Chicago flag necklace and Freehand Design red star earrings...
And SO much more! Stop in and see! — at Local Goods Chicago.
Gifts for Kids
If you are looking for kids gifts, we have some great ideas.
Sprouted Scribbles Chicago themed coloring book, Little Lark sling shot, A Childhood Store palette pack, Tree Hopper Toys first drafting set and stackable robots, Made By Q handmade crayons and Color the Classics coloring book.
Gift ideas for Book Lovers! 📖
Stories of a Chicago Police Officer book, Giants in the Park book, Seltzer Goods 7 year pen, Fingerless gloves by Feltwerker - Recycled Felted Wool Accessories (so you can always turn the pages) and "Awesome People Read Books" card by Steel Petal Press!
Gifts for Pets
So many gift ideas for the Dog Lover in your life!! Six Point Pet hot dog collar, dog bone toy by Occasions by sonjabegonia, Local Goods Chicago dog bowl, It'll Glow On You Illustrations "Lickin' Square" print, La Familia Green card... So many things to choose from - stop in and take a look!
Gifts for Teachers
Need a gift idea for your favorite teacher?
Here are some suggestions...
Bright Endeavors Holiday Citrus candle, Abbey Brown Olive Oil soap and Shea Balm in Woods scent, Chocolate Twist Epic Sea Salt Caramels gift box, LovingLeigh Yours, Inc. "But First, Coffee" sign...
We have something for everyone!
Gifts for Men
Gifts for all the men on your list - many of these are also available on our website. Tshirts from Ted & Tim an #chirepresents, bottle opener and beer tote from g3studios.net, flasks from Tactile Craftworks, Skin care from Wild Botanicals, passport holders from YaY, Railroad spike bottle opener from Muirwood Reclamations -- we also have a nice selection of books and gourmet treats.
Treat yourself with handmade gifts for bath & body.
Exfoliating Sugar Cubes from Harper + Ari
Warning: these smell good enough to eat (but please don't!). Harper + Ari Exfoliating Sugar Cubes are sized perfectly for individual use. One cube will exfoliate and nourish the entire body.
Wild Botanicals Soap, Lip Balms and Bath Salts - Nature's Beauty Skincare, made in Illinois
Abbey Brown Soap Artisan - creates hand made natural Olive Oil soaps, soothing body oils and relaxing bathing essentials. They make all their fine products in house, infusing homegrown herbs and botanicals with pure essential oils. We carry their signature soaps, body butters, candles and lip balms. Made in Chicago.
Golden Sapphire has joined us for the holiday season in our pop up holiday market.They are makers of handcrafted, exotic and natural skincare, designed with you and your loved ones in mind. A mother-daughter team who love working together, making each product with care. All of their products have been tested by friends/family, but never on animals. Made in Chicago
Taylor Street Soaps
Founder Rachel Wiandt dealt with itchy, dry skin that was irritated by commercial soaps. She knew there had to be something better, so she fell back on her interest in biological science and chemistry and got to work.
After realizing that most “soaps” are actually detergents with synthetic ingredients that create lather, she formulated her own cold process soap recipes. It begins with a blend of avocado, castor, coconut, olive and rice bran oils with shea and cocoa butters. Everything is measured and weighed carefully to ensure the highest quality final product.
Their recipes are owned and formulated in-house through years of trial and error. Made in Chicago.
Local Goods Chicago Holiday Pop Up Market
5418 W. Devon, Chicago IL
November 18th - December 23rd
Fridays 10-6 ~ Saturdays 10-5 ~ Sundays 11-5
Closed Monday-Thursdays - Shop at our main location (5422 W. Devon) the rest of the week!
For more info please call or email.
Featuring locally made, handcrafted creations from 25+ different artisans!
Ginger Pear Creations ~ Sun Sea Sky Designs ~ TheMapShop ~Tiny Garage Designs ~ Feltwerker Upcycled Accessories ~ Tori's Bitty Bows ~ Beadlicious ~ Jelligun ~ Milton and Margie's Soy Wax Candles ~ Origami by J. Nakamura ~ Squasht Boutique ~ D&A Holiday Decorations ~ Studio66 LLC ~ FrouFrou4YouYou ~ Megan Noel Keach (formerly This One Chicago) ~ My Kinda Town ~ Handmade by Michelle ~ Dell Cove Spices & More ~ Taylor Street Soap Co. ~ Reformado Photogrpahy ~ Sarita Kamat Designs ~ Occasions by sonjabegonia ~ Six Point Pet ~ Zurina Ketola Designs
jewelry ~ tshirts ~ candles ~ gourment foods ~ kids clothing ~ holiday ornaments ~ greeting cards ~ local clothing designers ~ hats ~ fingerless gloves ~ embroidery ~ artwork ~ prints ~ pet accessories ~ and so much more!
Local Handmade Jewelry Market
5418 W. Devon, Chicago, IL
Sunday, October 8th
11AM to 4PM
raffle drawing every hour
Where to Park
Free Street Parking
Park in the lot behind the store or in the train station parking lot at the corner
Join us for a special Handmade & Local Jewelry Market featuring jewelry, accessories and bags. Plus StellyLily's traveling pop up van in front of the Annex.
The Market will take place in our air-conditioned Annex space, located at 5418 W. Devon Ave., just 2 doors down from the main shop!
Maka Designs / Alexandra Jamroz
Little Black Jeans
Allison Mooney Design
Sun Sea Sky Designs
Belt & Wire
Purple and Lime, Inc.
Zurina Ketola Designs
Local Goods Chicago Wine Club
2017-2018 Wine Club
Local Goods Chicago monthly wine club starts in October!
Members receive a set of 2 wines each month for $30
If you would like to join the club, please complete the following form. We will send you an invoice for your membership. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Sunday September 10th 11AM to 4PM
Vintage Inspired Market (Indoors)
5418 W. Devon Ave., just 2 doors down from the main shop!
Featuring vintage, vintage-inspired, and upcycled goods, including jewelry, small furniture, home decor items, and more! We look forward to seeing some of Local Goods Chicago's favorites and more!
Amati Originals - Kim Amati is a talented Mixed Media Artist and Vintage Collector
Authentos by Rock Candy - Curiosities, vintage finds, and totems of all kinds. Authentos is the work of artist Rock Candy - Helen may also show her jewelry!
Lady Heart Paper - Vintage ephemera stationery - handcrafted w/repurposed vintage playing cards, photos, & book bits. *Historical ladies & gents* People from the past*
MAF Designs - functional, useful and beautiful - we can't wait to see this amazing artist again!
Kathleen's Kollection Kathleen is a talented mixed media artist, jewelry designer and collector of vintage emphemera!
Alouette Jewelry Jamie is a Chicago-based jewelry artist specializing in "past forward" pieces using vintage findings, semiprecious stones, crystals, pearls and other interesting materials that she collects. Her pieces are increasingly in demand, and we are so happy to have her join us for the first time!
Made By Q - Eco-friendly handmade goods. reuse...recycle...rethink. Lindsey creates fabulous upcycled functional items - you won't believe what she makes them from.
Design Delights Ltd, featuring DaSue Collection
Design Delights Ltd showcases a treasure chest of original handcrafted jewelry!
She also will be showing her collection of vintage handcrafted jewelry, vintage paintings & decorative housewares.
Laura Frohm - is an art teacher who has taught many wonderful classes at Local Goods Chicago. She hasn't told us what she is bringing yet, but we are certain it will be interesting!