Small Business Saturday

Today is considered #SmallBusinessSaturday! Tattly is a small business and while it looks all shiny and easy, it’s not. Running a small business is a consistent cash flow battle. Small businesses like us don’t have marketing budgets to spread the word, we rely on happy customers to tell friends and for social media mentions.

Here are some of the small businesses I’d like to highlight and that deserve our support. (Please leave a comment if there’s another small business we should support this holiday season.)

We are Closed Mondays | Brooklyn made rope products by Bekka Palmer.

Gift items such as pins, patches, pencils etc by City of Industry.

Pipsticks | A Sticker Subscription Service. (I love their new Stationary Advent Calendar.)

Quiet Town | A husband and wife, Brooklyn run business selling beautiful shower curtains, bath rugs and more.

The Sill | An online plant shop, run by the charming and visionary Eliza Blank. They also take care of your NYC office plants, if you let them!

Various Keytags | Stock up on ready to go funny and punny keychains, or make your own.

Tinybop | A small, dedicated Brooklyn based team that makes the most beautiful educational apps for kids. Mammals is one of their latest launches.

Flavorpaper | The Flavorpaper team makes your wallpaper dreams come true. You will never look at a blank wall the same way again.

Recently | Your camera roll in a monthly magazine.

One Girl Cookies | The best small delicious cookies in all of Brooklyn. Their assorted boxes are a favorite go to gift of mine. Also, the owners are delightful humans.

Slowfactory | 100% clean and fair trade clothing, best known for printing high-resolution digital images from NASA on the highest quality natural Italian silks

Art by Nic Miller | Brooklyn based, Utah raised artist. Her birds grace my living room and her grizzly bear is watching over my office.

Paper Jam Press | The coolest letterpress posters and apparel.

Hit Denim | Remarkable, generous people making high-quality jeans and reviving an entire town, doing so.

Boerum Frames | This is where I go when I need something framed. Jeff, the owner is a super kind and impressively talented human!

Please leave links to other small businesses that deserve our support in a comment below.

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    Duncan Shotton who I surely found thanks to you some time ago?

  2. A UK-based small business: love the range of designs at

  3. I love greeting cards from Beautiful lettering with a little sweetness or sass.

  4. I really like the cards & other stationery printed on an old-style letterpress printer by Elizabeth Weil’s Paperwheel.

    Also the illustrations, cards, coloring pages, & more by Judy Clement Wall

    That Mammals app looks very cool. I will definitely mention it to some of my Twitter folk who are biologists & always looking to help others learn about their fields.

  5. i love seeing city of industry here, one of my favorites! here’s mine: — nature inspired gifts for all ages.
    thank you so much!

  6. oh and here’s another favorite:

  7. Thank you for sharing this wunder list!! How neat to have these small businesses available!

  8. I discovered amazing acrylic wall calendars, manufactured locally, by Girl Friday at

  9. Adorable husband and wife team creating comfy, cute and wearable socks, sweaters and ties – manufactured locally in NYC with cutting edge technology.

  10. Adorable husband and wife team creating comfy, cute and wearable socks, sweaters and ties – manufactured locally in NYC with cutting edge technology.

  11. Pack and Smooch macke lovely macbook sleeves from felt and leather in Hamburg – they are lovely people and the products are just a joy to handle every day.

  12. We are a small shop that is 97% sourced from indie and ethical makers – gifts, home goods and artwork…

  13. Also my city neighborhood maps and new personalized “Family Home” prints make great gifts for urbanites!