About Us

Our "Bee"cause

 

Welcome to Eclectic Box Goods!

Our story is simple, yet it is the foundation for why we care so much about making the world smaller. We do this by connecting small business owners, artisans, creatives and makers with people like you that refuse to be defined by homogenized chain store goods.

We are small business owners and creative gals (we have 17 glue guns between the two of us), who have been shopping (and vending at) makers marts, flea markets, artist fairs, swap meets, trade shows and holiday boutiques for years.The "bee" is a symbol we embrace and we see ourselves buzzing around pollinating and promoting Makers as we visit artisan and Maker markets, gathering a "sweet," eclectic mix of creative goods. We bring back our goods to the hive to share & brighten your life & home.
 
We want to share & connect you to the love, the passion and the creativity of Makers and their unique designs and hand-crafted goods that will brighten your life & home! These discoveries are too great not to share.

The design & quality of these items appealed to our sense of style which can only be described as eclectic. We want you to experience this adventure & take you into their world, without ever having to leave the comfort of your home!

We believe every good has a maker and every maker has a story.  We want to share their goods & stories to brighten your life & your home.

We thought, wouldn't it be cool if we could be the link that connects you to these Makers & their goods.

What we do is simple. Each month, we visit flea markets, Makers' studios, small shops, boutiques and fairs. We find uniquely designed, eclectic, handcrafted items and put them in a box to send it directly to you once a month as a subscription. We do the legwork - you'll have a box full (2-10 items in each box) of eclectic goods to wear, give or display in your home. We also connect you with each Maker. We share the Maker's passion with you, through featuring their creative process on our blog, "Bee Inspired". You'll see their stories, pictures, videos and studio tours. You get to connect with our Makers and Bee Inspired, all from the comfort of your home!

In addition to our subscription boxes, you will be able to buy individual curated goods, from our featured designers in our "Makers Marketplace", at a discount to you.

Not only are you supporting these artists by purchasing our subscription boxes & goods, a part of our proceeds will go to support good causes & small businesses.

Who We Are

Gina

Gina Halladay- Owner, Curator & Maker Relations

Gina has the daily need "to create with paint, glitter, glue or needle and thread". She has had a woodworking business and a quilt/sewing pattern design company as well as owned a retail store selling fabric, sewing machines, quilting supplies and gift items. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications/Journalism from Brigham Young University and has written for newspapers, magazines and blogs. She recently became an empty nester, bought a camper with her husband, Hal, and started this new "eclectic" adventure with business partner and friend, Sarah Martin.

 

  

Sarah Martin- Owner, Curator & Operations

Sarah believes in the power of creativity & passion to create something good to better the world. Her knack for finding quality and unique goods, stems from owning her own wedding, event & design business for several years. She has also supported small businesses working in the software industry and is an entrepreneur, focusing on small businesses with her husband Sherrod.  She spends her time living her dream as a mother, creating through design, refinishing, painting and making anything out of nothing and going to school to obtain her nursing degree. She is so excited to be starting this amazing journey with her friend, Gina & can't wait to connect our customers to the creative Makers around the world.