IDA Marketplace

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's IDA Marketplace! All of the amazing vendors are graduates of the Oregon Individual Development Account Initiative. Meet our 2019 IDA Marketplace vendors below.

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2019 Marketplace Vendors

 

 

I decided I wanted to be an artist and express myself when I was six years old. My art has always been an integral part of my life, the two cannot be separated. At present I combine not only my creative skills and talents, but I also bring an eclectic spiritual practice and multicultural philosophy to bear witness on my art. Another major element of inspiration is my lifelong love of nature. Currently I create large scale abstract acrylic paintings, smaller scale colored pencil illustrations and I photograph the great outdoors. These images are then scanned and transformed into other products such as postcards, magnets, bags, and decals. For me it is the experiential process, the call of freedom, the sensation of impermanence and change, and the expansive nature of the human consciousness stepping into the unknown that forever moves me forward. I love my studio and I love making art!

-Aimee Mattila

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Buttercup Beading was founded by Marjorie Kalama. Beadwork : earrings, hair barrettes, baby shoes, regalia for Pow Wow, and outfits for toy figurines. Native American Indian Columbia River Plateau inspired designs.

 

 

Designs by: Chelsea Kelly started out with up-cycling materials and creating fashionable accessories. As the business has grown, I've been able to branch out into different areas. Not only do I have my line of up-cycled items, but I also have an organic cotton knit line that is made with new materials. I make bags, scarves, makeup bags, baby blankets, passport wallets and many other accessories. I'm also frequently taking custom orders.

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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 is a specialty handcrafted herbal skincare company developed in the heart of Portland, Oregon. We believe it is just as important to feed our skin with freshly made skincare as just much as we love to nourish our body with fresh organic produces. We sourced many of the ingredients locally and organically here in Oregon. Every product is crafted with an intention to target a specific problem whether it’s relating to dry skin, oily skin, mature skin, sun burn, eczema, or muscle spasm. The beauty of Essance is that we also offer a recycle program for customers to return used containers for 15% discount toward their purchase to help with reducing waste on our planet.

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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, Essential Oil Blends, Arnica Pain Relieving Rubs, Lotions and more. And yes - we have goats!

 

 

 

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.

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Kelsey Crawford is a visual artist, certified nutritionist and herbalist. She uses visual art to illuminate and communicate the connections between the creative, culinary, and healing arts. Deeply inspired by nature, the vast spectrum of wild, heirloom foods and herbs, and how they grow in relationship to their environment, she spends many research hours immersed in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. She takes her inspiration and ideas to create beautiful paintings and drawings, then puts these images in the form of botanical prints, greeting cards, bookmarks, and self-published nutrition and recipe zines.

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Honeybee Lemonade Syrups was originally served to customers with sparkling water from the window of a food cart by Andrea Wade, Honeybee Lemonade Syrups hit the shelves in 2019. From day one, customers found Honeybee Lemonade Syrups to be unique and crave-worthy. It was the popularity and positive feedback during this time that inspired me to bring my syrups to market. Honeybee Lemonade Syrups are all-natural artisan syrups, free from preservatives and artificial sweeteners.

I create, produce and distribute unique flavor profiles that are delicious, creative and fun. They are all natural organic honey lemonade syrups made with whole fruit. There is nothing else on the market like my product. It can be utilized in a variety of ways, from adding them to sparkling water, yogurt, making milkshakes, cocktails, marinades, no proof cocktails, to topping them on desserts, pancakes, waffles, snow cones to whatever your heart desires.

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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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Kweki African Fashions enjoys interacting with the community in Oregon and servicing customers with our products. All products are imported from Ghana, West Africa. We provided a range of products which include; Accessories, drums, clothing, baskets and more.

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Hand made tie dye apparel for the entire family.

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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.

Margaux’s lifelong goal is to inspire others to make the connection between the food they eat and its effect on their body, the environment and the world.

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Natalie Davis-Eltahir came up with this name based on the value of information that is shared and how it can aim to serve and encourage communities to learn from and celebrate each other. Wrap KNOWLEDGE aims to help others not only through offering beautiful products, headwraps and headwrap concierge service, but also by informing others about the multiple purposes, materials, resources, and more. WrapKnowledge seeks to create a platform that fosters an inviting environment like a virtual venue. Women with hair loss of all ethnicities suffer from hair loss due to a medical condition. They are looking for ways to fashionably and attractively cover their hair loss, for a stylish way to decorate the head, or just to simply add some color to their daily outfits. These women can be of all ages but with various background from the professional businesswoman to the on-the-go, the working mom, the young college student, kitchen cooks, the gym junkies & in between.

 

 

 

 

Young Mountain Tea is a sustainable loose- leaf tea company focused on quality and ethics. It started with a deal -- if a Himalayan non-profit would grow tea, we would buy everything they grew. This helps keep the money in the hands of the people who earn it. Since then, we've partnered with farmer co-operatives, state governments, and other producers to build the Kumaon tea region. Our collection of rare and responsible teas are sourced for quality and ethics.

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Neighborhood Partnerships is a statewide nonprofit organization with a 30-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.