We knew it was going to be big when we first launched our $25,000 small business grant to support local makers + designers. But we didn’t realize that the response was actually going to be HUGE.

After announcing this grant in August, we recieved thousands of entries from small businesses across the country. An as you can probably imagine, narrowing-down to 20 finalists wasn’t easy. But we are thrilled about the final pool of talented, passionate, and inspiring makers.

Now it’s up to you to decide which local maker or designer will recieve our $25,000 small business grant! Meet these 20 amazing finalists below and vote for your favorite before Tuesday, October 14th.

Small Spells | west elm

Rachel of Small Spells handcrafts ceramics inspired by textile design in Brooklyn, NY.

Such Such | west elm

The Such + Such studio designs + produces furniture in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Assembly Design | west elm

Peter + Nora of Assembly produce modern furniture + accessories in Brooklyn, NY.

Cotton & Flax | west elm LOCAL

Erin of Cotton & Flax designs and handmakes textiles in Los Angeles, CA.

R. Riveter Bags | west elm LOCAL

Lisa + Cameron of R. Riveter handmake bags + accessories that empower in Southern Pines, NC.

Little Seed Farm | west elm

Eileen + James of Little Seed Farm produce organic skincare in Lebanon, TN.

Kim E-M Quilts | west elm

Kim of Kim E-M Quilts creates hand-dyed modern art quilts in Kansas City, KS.

Honeycomb Studio | west elm

Courtney of Honeycomb Studio crafts small batch porcelain in Atlanta, GA.

Hemlock & Heather | west elm LOCAL

Kelley + Kris of Hemlock & Heather are a husband and wife woodworking team in Austin, TX.

Flaneur's Pocket | west elm

Veronica + Lauren of Flâneur’s Pocket make geometric planters and other playful-but-functional objects in Brooklyn, NY.

Three Potato Four | west elm

Janet + Stu of Three Potato Four produce vintage-inspired goods in Media, PA.

A Well Traveled Brand | west elm

Bekah of A Well Traveled Brand handcrafts linens + bags in Louisville, KY.

Eric Trine | west elm

Eric Trine creates modern furniture in Los Angeles, CA.

Eric Bonnin | west elm

Eric Bonnin handcrafts functional pottery in Long Island City, NY.

Bubo Handmade | west elm

Kristen of Bubo Handmade handcrafts leather bags in Dallas, TX.

Dzierlenga F+U | west elm

Casey of Dzierlenga F+U handcrafts wood furniture in Salt Point, NY.

TW Workshop | west elm

Tracy of TW Workshop crafts sculptural ceramic + cane vessels in Los Angeles, CA.

The Coastal | west elm

Rissa of The Coastal hand-paints ceramic + wood coasters in Pacific Grove, CA.

Native Maps | west elm

The Native Maps studio silkscreens research-driven maps in Dallas, Texas.

Katy Skelton | west elm

Katy Skelton produces socially responsible furniture in New York City, Texas, and Pennsylvania.

west elm LOCAL

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Chuck Leonard

October 13, 2014

My favorite is Katy Skelton. It takes a lot of care and cost to produce the furniture shown. I think she should get the grant!

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