A Year of Supporting Small

What a year! One year ago this month, The Hope Shop of Baton Rouge opened its doors as the city's one and only fair trade shop. Although it has been a challenging year amidst the pandemic, we are beyond grateful for our community and the support it has shown us online and in our shop! 

Throughout this year we've grown immensely and made some amazing friends along the way. One of our ongoing goals is to support local makers and businesses and from this blossomed our monthly Mini Markets. Each month we invite local businesses to The Hope Shop to display their products and hard work to the community. We want to honor all of our vendors that have joined us over the last year and supported our cause of shopping small!  

Food & Treats   

Social Coffee latte 

Social Coffee 
Social coffee is a mobile coffee bar that provides specialty coffee at weddings, meetings, events, your dog's birthday and all of life's moments.

Honey Hive Treats 
Honey Hive Treats is a locally owned and operated sweets boutique. They provide fresh, delicious goodies made from scratch for everyone to enjoy! 

Tout va bien boulangeri 
Tout va bien boulangerie is a local cottage bakery aiming to provide the Baton Rouge community with delicious handmade sourdough bread. 

225 Sweets Home Bakery 
225 Sweets Home Bakery is a local treats company providing cookies, popcorn, cobbler and brownies. They're available at many markets in Baton Rouge as well as Amazon! 

BOOMBOX Pops & Ice Cream 
BOOMBOX provides gourmet pops and premium ice cream with a hint of '80s nostalgia! 

Bite-Sized BR 
Bited-Sized BR provides beautiful and custom bite-sized treats, cakes and charcuterie boards! 

Plant Based Sweets by Lotus  
Plant Based Sweets by Lotus is a vegan pop-up bakery creating 100% vegan goods fresh to order. They are black, veteran and Latina owned. 

Cher Confectionaire
Cher Confectionaire is a cottage bakery offering sweets and smiles to the Baton Rouge community! They offer a consistent and delicious menu with speciality seasonal items. 

Counter Space Baton Rouge
Counter Space Baton Rouge is a local bakery providing daily, from-scratch delights from cookies and whoopie pies to cakes and breads!

Clothes & Accessories  

Beneath The Bark: The Gabrielle Earrings in Sycamore 

Beneath The Bark 
Since 2014 when it was founded by Molly Taylor, Beneath the Bark has been creating unique handmade jewelry out of local, reclaimed wood while also positively impacting the environment. They help plant trees with each purchase!

Krafty Kravingz
LaKenda Johnson-Rogers created Krafty Kravingz out of faith, hope and love. She provides shirts and accessories centered around faith, motherhood and female empowerment. 

Parish Clay Co.
Parish Clay Co. is a local, online business offering unique handcrafted polymer clay statement jewelry. 

Mimosa Handcrafted Jewelry
Mimosa Handcrafted intentionally designs timeless jewelry, primarily focusing on locally inspired and functional pieces.  

Kith & Kin Collection
Kith & Kin offers fair trade clothing and home goods collections created with the purpose of empowering artisans and bettering the marketplace. They work with artisan and artisan businesses in the foothills of the Himalayas. 

Lion Brigade 
Kristy Kernan, the curator of Lion Brigade, provides thrifted vintage fashion pieces online through her Instagram and Etsy. 


Blooming Chalk custom sign

Blooming Chalk
Blooming Chalk is a custom sign art business that provides chalkboards, acrylic, window art and other types of signs for businesses and big events. Jennifer Hester makes environments bloom with her beautiful masterpieces! 

Preservation Press 
Preservation Press is a purveyor of hand pressed botanicals and specimens. They press flowers for weddings, funerals and other special occasions!

The Sustainable Southerner
The Sustainable Southerner is a restaurant sustainability consultant. They aim to help restaurants become more eco-friendly in their production and business models. 

Treppendahl Landscape 
Treppendahl Landscape is Baton Rouge's lawn treatment experts. They specialize in residential and commercial landscaping including planning, installation, maintenance and fertilization/weed control. 

Sickle Cell Association of South Louisiana 
SCASL is a nonprofit serving individuals living with sickle cell disease in South Louisiana. They are committed to providing support and resources to those living with the disease as well as their caregivers and families through innovative and creative programs. 

Children's Goods 

Red Stick Reads book shop

Red Stick Reads 
Red Stick Reads is a pop-up book shop with newly-found, small home in Mid City! Tere and James Hyfield, the owners, believe in the power of storytelling and offer a carefully curated selection of books that inspire a love of reading. 

Tatro Toys
Tatro Toys create hand-built magnetic toys for kids three and up. They donate a portion of their proceeds to organizations that spark creativity in kids such as the Knock Knock Children's Museum and Louisiana Art & Science Museum. 

Cay’s Creations Co.
Cay Creations is centered around her fun and unique slime that she sells at markets as well as her Etsy shop! 

Beauty & Wellness  

Sunshine & Grace Botanicals' Geranium + Rose Body Scrub

Sunshine & Grace Botanicals
Sunshine & Grace Botanicals offer an array of nourishing, handcrafted and natural products for your home and body!

Bee Pure Apiary
With up to 25 bee hives, Bee Pure Apiary offers pure, raw, unfiltered honey. They also sell Beeswax Food Wraps and skin care centered around their natural honey. 

Tranquil Healing Therapeutics
Tranquil Healing Therapeutics handcrafts body-care products and apparel that promote self-care, self-love and healing from within. They also provide customizable massage services that promote health and wellness. 

Blue Magnolia Candle Co.
Blue Magnolia Candle Co. is a luxury home fragrance studio specializing hand-poured and eco-friendly products. 

Home Goods  

Freeman Handcrafted's Luna side table in hard maple

Freeman Handcrafted
Conrad Freeman carefully handcrafts contemporary furniture in his one-man furniture studio, Freeman Handcrafted. His work features "simple, subtle geometric forms with a clean presentation of material." 

Polished Peacock Antiques
Polished Peacock is an antique store that specializes in fine antiques, vintage design and Tyler Candles.  

Thrift Score
Thrift Score provides secondhand, vintage home decor through their Instagram business that offers local pickup in Baton Rouge and shipping options. 

Art & Handmade Goods  

Sunflower & Stone Oshun Crystal Infused Rollerball

Sunflower & Stone
Sunflower & Stone creates and curates products out of peace and love. They sell bath and body products, crystal infused rollerballs, incense, jewelry, candles and accessories.  

Sam Thomas
Sam Thomas is a local artist and plant enthusiast. She creates beautiful ink pieces influenced by nature. 

Local Leaf Gallery
Local Leaf Gallery specialize in local art, handmade products, vintage goods and unique home decor. They support and promote Louisiana artists and makers!

Stuff & Co.
Grace, the artist behind Stuff and Co., creates beautifully tufted, quilted and sewn pieces that are filled with color and personality. 

Cora B. Gallery
Cora is a local artist providing art prints and custom paintings that help you add a personal, unique touch to your space! 

Eli Handmade Treasures
Eli Handmade Treasures provides cross stitch signs, cards and other fun treasures! 

Ghada Henagan Ceramics
Ghada Henagan is a ceramic artist in Baton Rouge. She creates functional, decorative and one-of-a-kind pieces in her home studio. 

Aline Prints + Design
Aline Moreaux is an artist based in Baton Rouge working in traditional and digital mediums. She provides unique and inspiring stickers, prints and greeting cards.  

Love BUDS arranges locally and naturally grown, fresh-cut flowers for the Baton Rouge community. 

Wildflower Expressions creates gorgeous prophetic art, writes songs and provides painting lessons.