IDA Marketplace

We are really excited about this year's IDA Marketplace! All of the IDA Marketplace vendors are graduates of the Oregon Individual Development Account Initiative who will join us in Salem to sell their wares and tell us about how having an IDA laid the groundwork for their success. Meet our IDA Marketplace vendors below.

2018 Marketplace Vendors

 

 

Designs by: Chelsea Kelly started out with up-cycling materials & creating fashionable accessories out of them. As the business has grown, I've been able to branch out into different areas. Not only does owner Chelsea Kelly have her own line of up-cycled items, but she also has an organic cotton knit line that is made with new materials. She makes bags, scarves, makeup bags, baby blankets, passport wallets and many other accessories. She also does many custom orders. Chelsea says, "Moving forward with my dream of being an independent designer has been such an amazing experience & 100% golden decision."

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Dippity Do Da Dips is owned and operated by Jeanette Casey in Eastside, Oregon. She makes a variety of dip mixes which are great as gifts, for your next party, or just for you! The mixes are free of salt, MSG and preservatives and can be made vegan. Jeanette “completed the ‘DreamSavers’ IDA program in 2014 and I learned so much about expanding my small home-based business. Writing a business plan, saving funds every month and the help I received from my advisor has been invaluable to me.”

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Essance skincare and body essentials are handcrafted in small batches for freshness, using carefully selected botanical ingredients. We believe in the intelligence of Mother Nature and leverage the powerful healing properties of Chaga Mushroom, which has the highest amount of antioxidants than any other plants and fruits. In essence we seek to offer quality and nurturing organic skincare that are made with the love of Mother's Nature.

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We use only fresh goat milk and high quality vegetable oils to create a well balanced bar with great lather and excellent moisturizing properties. We created our goat milk soap formula 15 years ago and enjoy bringing you and your skin some of the best homemade soap money can buy!

Farm Maid Soap also hand pours long lasting, fragrant Soy Candles in reusable canning jars and creates fabulous hand made Perfumes, Lotions and more. And yes - we have goats!


 

 

 

We provide herbal personal care products that are sustainably crafted and made with organically grown herbs in Portland, OR. A majority of the herbs used in our products are grown on the Five Elements Tiny Farm. Our urban permaculture herb farm using regenerative agriculture practices. Herbs we aren't able to grow,s along with the oils and waxes used in our products come from local organic sources when possible. Our goal is to provide high quality plant based self care goods and medicinal herb education to local families and youth.

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Flossieolivedesigns began as a curiosity and a desire to do something meaningful with my surroundings and turn “scrap” into functional art. I have moved through various mediums throughout my life with the mingling of art, nature and function remaining constant.  A few years ago I picked up a hobby pyrography tool at a craft store.  I fell in love with the art form. Burning an image into wood added a different and much needed element to my art.  It felt cleansing and spiritual, old and significant compared to what I had done previously.  Slowly I have cultivated this skill and developed a style that is morphing into more elaborate wood projects and metal.

 

 

 

We started as social workers and Native foster youth, we are now Indigenous Come Up. We sell Handmade Art, Crafts and Jewelry at local Powwows and other events in the Portland Oregon area.

In 2015 Lluvia was working as a social worker and Chance was one of the youth on Lluvia’s Case load. That year within that program Lluvia and staff started the Foster Care Craft booth where the youth would make crafts and then sell their crafts through the FCC booth at local pow wow’s and other Native specific events.

In 2017 Lluvia stopped working at that job. But Lluvia and Chance never lost contact and continued to talk about finding opportunities to sell their crafts and Jewelry.

We offer handmade original block art prints, handmade hair scrunchies, therapy pillows (small and large fun shaped characters that brighten your day), lanyards and many varieties of earrings. We are always creating and coming up with new products.

Lluvia officially registered Indigenous Come up April 2018.

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Jo Lundberg’s art is about creative alchemy: creating something beautiful, meaningful and sustainable, appealing to customer’s aesthetic tastes and ethics. Using salvaged and up-cycled wood pieces that are sourced from carpenters and arborists as a substrate, she uses the natural beauty of the wood grain as part of the composition painting surreal sea-scapes. Inspired by the natural world, and our relationship to it, the pieces often incorporate the human figure with undercurrents of psychology and the human condition bisect. Her art speaks to the human condition - many pieces are influenced and inspired by her personal experiences, many of which are universal to all of us.

 

 

We enjoy meeting our customers and would like to share the beautiful culture of Ghana. Our items are all exported from Ghana, West Africa catering to women, men and children all shapes and sizes. Each item is handmade from the biggest to smallest. Kweki African Fashions is here for you and will do whatever it takes to make sure your experience with us is the best!

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Margalaxy elevates tastebuds into orbit with raw & delicious protein-packed foods. Sustainable snacking boosting energy to your mind, body, and soul.  Our Products are: 100% Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free 100% Plant-Based, Non-GMO, and free of refined sugars. Most of our ingredients are Organic.

Margalaxy Products are handcrafted with love in Portland, Oregon.  Our line of superfood snacks is devoted to people who want to kick the refined sugar habit. We truly believe the quality of a product is imperative when eating a delicious & nutritious snack.

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Project Portland LLC is an art micro-business that offers services and goods. The central values of PP are political progressivism, humor, global/local duality, creativity and quality. Project Portland LLC has been in business for three years and will relaunch this August thanks to IDA funds.

Project Portland LLC offers:

  • Affordable, locally-made wool and ceramic art and design objects. I’m wearing one of my ceramic chains in the picture with my daughter.
  • Adult creativity-building classes for creative professionals and/or parents.
  • Innovative art classes for children.
  • Art hanging for private collectors, business owners, real estate agents, museums and galleries.
  • Art consultation services.
  • Online content in areas of art and culture with an emphasis on the diverse and evolving culture of Portland Oregon.

 

 

 

Shift is a one-woman clothing business that focuses on natural fibers, plus sizes (but all sizes are made), and practical work wear. The owner, Becky Tonkin, designs, drafts, tests, cuts, and sews all of the garments. Aprons, tunics, dresses and tops are all made to be comfortable to wear and last a long time, while looking interesting and current.

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Our company began with a promise - if remote Himalayan communities would grow tea, we would introduce their teas into the US. At the time, our founder Raj was in Northern India on a Fulbright Fellowship. When the communities said yes, he moved to Springfield and setup our company.

To learn how to create world class teas, we’ve partnered with pioneers across the Indian subcontinent. We’re honored to offer our teachers’ teas as a part of our collection. As such, every tea we carry plays a role in creating a more sustainable future.

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Special Musical Performance

James Edmund Greeley & 2017 Native American Music Award winner for best traditional recording from his "Before America" album.

"Overall I've been playing native flutes for 20 years & was self taught in 3 days in 1997. As the journey continues, I share my music to the world. I thank my ancestors for all their teachings through folklore over the past 10,000 years."

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Neighborhood Partnerships is a statewide nonprofit organization with a 25-year history of achieving impacts throughout Oregon’s communities. We are recognized for our leadership in policy and program design, advocacy, and program management. We work with organizations, foundations, jurisdictions, trade associations, and individuals who are committed to improving life for all Oregonians. We are the manager of the Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative, the convener of the Oregon Asset Building Coalition, and the convener of the Housing Alliance.