When buying from local makers and artisans, we often feel a sentimental appreciation for their quality products. That feeling comes from supporting the pride and heritage of Arkansas made goods. In many cases, these handmade products are saved for special occasions, prominently displayed in our homes, or even cherished as family heirlooms.
Fortunately, local craftsmen and artisans fill Arkansas farmer’s markets, fairs, and co-ops with unique and quality handmade products.
Cotton Halo Company
A hobby-turned-enterprise, Cotton Halo Company in Cotton Plant, Arkansas crafts a variety of themed bath bombs. From baby showers to Easter baskets, CHC Bath Bombs make great gifts for many occasions. If you have a “scents” of humor, they offer whimsical, tropical-scented bath bombs infused with bananas, coconuts, and other fruits for bath time with the kids!
As CHC Founder Shelia Banks puts it, she “understands the necessity of a good wholesome product for people to use and enjoy.”
Eleazar Wood Co.
This company has grown from an Arkansas Homesteader’s dream to a successful family-owned business. Formerly known as Red Road Woodworks, Eleazar Wood Co. is described as a maker of sustainably produced functional art. They make quality kitchen wares for use or display such as spoons, cake servers, and more from a variety of quality wood species.
The shop uses locally sourced timber, including recovered wood from storm damaged wood and scraps from other local woodworkers. You can expect to find their products in Black Walnut, Cherry, Silver Maple, Osage Orange, Pecan, and even White Oak. Each item they craft is tagged with a description of the wood species used.