For the holidaze season, we’re ending the 12 months on a excessive be aware. To point out our appreciation for each our followers and small companies, we’re internet hosting 12 very particular giveaways to assist and spotlight a wide range of small, native, BIPoC, feminine, LGBTQ+ and household owned manufacturers and firms.
This giveaway collection will happen over the course of the primary two weeks of December, the place one merchandise or bundle will probably be given away every day. There will probably be a winner for every of the 12 days till the final day.
Whereas the giveaways are underway on Weedmaps’ Instagram account, we need to spotlight every of the featured enterprise homeowners and entrepreneurs creating distinctive merchandise which might be cherished by the hashish group.
To kick off Day 1 of the giveaway, we’re pairing with Umudyok Designs, a queer, Filipina, woman-owned woodshop enterprise. Cassey Dela Pena, proprietor and designer, operates her firm in Oakland, California the place she crafts distinctive wooden merchandise that vary from kitchen chopping boards and propagation stations to rolling trays.
Cassey’s love for wood-working stemmed from her father’s revolutionary, easy crafting options, which encourage the smooth, practical wooden designs she creates right now.
On Day 2, we’ve a Colorado-based firm, Stashlogix, based by Skip Stone, a father who wished to make sure his younger youngsters would not have the ability to get into his drugs. His resolution was to develop a model of luggage, containers, and equipment — all geared up with smell-proof expertise.
Stashlogix takes satisfaction of their efforts to interrupt the unfavorable stigma round hashish and create “considerate, safe, and discreet” merchandise that goal to advertise a accountable hashish connoisseur.
I AM STEVANA
For our Day 3 giveaway, we teamed up with Stevana Vaughn, a Black, feminine yoga teacher from Chicago, Illinois. What started as a bodily follow and psychological therapeutic has advanced right into a lifestyle. Vaughn is a mom, hashish client, and self-taught flexibility coach, as seen in her viral movies of her flexible strikes.
She now teaches digital yoga lessons that will probably be supplied as a part of the giveaway.
Sackville & Co.
Day 4 will characteristic Sackville & Co., a woman-owned model designed for the up to date, female eye. Founders Hayley Dineen and Lana Van Brunt’s mixture of expertise in varied enterprise advertising fields helped elevate off their hashish model the place they now promote trendy grinders, papers, CBD sprays, garments, and extra.
Sackville & Co. believes that hashish is a instrument to assist strengthen creativity and curiosity throughout the style, artwork, and music industries, and may encourage variety throughout the international artwork group.
Kicky Mats & Jane Parade
Our Day 5 giveaway options two noteworthy women-owned companies. Kicky Mats is predicated in Houston, Texas the place proprietor Eboni Roberts designs enjoyable, customized doormats. Jane Parade is a life-style model from Brooklyn, New York and caters to the model of the playful, feminine hashish connoisseur.
Eight winners will obtain a “Maintain blazing, keep wonderful” doormat from Kicky Mats and “Smoke Weed” shoe charms from Jane Parade.
For Day 6, we’re boosting Ethel’s Membership: a Brooklyn primarily based, Black-owned, social wellness membership gifting away seven memberships.
Naj Austin fashioned Ethel’s Membership after being impressed by the caring atmosphere her grandmother, Ethel, fostered in her group. This was the inspiration of the membership, as Naj and her workforce proceed to supply an area for folks of colour to heal, create, join, and have a good time their cultures.
Day 7’s giveaway is a POC, woman-owned, family-run enterprise specializing in contemporary-style smoke merchandise known as Elevate Jane. They promote glass, ceramic, and crystal pipes, together with joint holders, rolling papers, and grinders, and their very personal bong, Mimi.
Situated in Lengthy Seaside, California, all of Elevate Jane’s pipes are made within the USA, they usually consider that kind and performance are elementary to their product.
Lux Eros is our Day 8 giveaway. It is a woman-owned ceramic model primarily based in Los Angeles, California. Proprietor Desanka Fasiska initially labored in style and was seeking a extra nurturing atmosphere for inventive expression, so she determined to transition to a ceramic enterprise the place she started internet hosting artistic workshops to be able to construct group.
Fasiska now designs and sells stylish, customized, ceramic items starting from tabletop and drinkware to house decor — every with their very own signature, but distinctive designs.
On Day 9 of the giveaway, we have teamed with a Latinx, woman-owned ceramic smoking accent store positioned in Venice Seaside, California.
Born and raised in Juarez, proprietor Isabela Munoz has all the time had a robust love for her tradition’s magnificence, which she closely incorporates into her product design. After gaining some expertise in a bakery, and attending a POC-run pottery faculty in LA, she started crafting pipes and rolling trays within the shapes of fruits impressed by her Mexican tradition.
Bear Mountain Studios
Our Day 10 giveaway is Bear Mountain Studios, a small glass enterprise in Colorado run by husband and spouse duo, Evan and Cassandra.
Evan started blowing glass in 2013 and began experimenting with totally different shapes and figures of smoking items. His out-of-the-box designs have been impressed by vintage types in his own residence rising up — he describes his product embodying “vintage shapes with trendy perform.” One among these domestically blown, handcrafted items will probably be part of the giveaway.
For Day 11, we characteristic a patient-focused, Black, woman-owned firm, Ardent. Proprietor Shanel Lindsey was a hashish affected person trying to precisely dose her drugs by decarboxylation.
After realizing these strategies have been extra sophisticated than she anticipated — and with Massachusetts’ legalization of medical hashish in 2012 — she started working with scientists in labs the place she in the end perfected the decarboxylation course of utilizing one gadget: The NOVA™ is the primary decarboxylator that gives sufferers with pharmaceutical-grade medical hashish dosages.
Day 12 contains Apothecarry: a Black, woman-owned firm run by CEO Whitney Beatty. The model started with Beatty, a former TV govt from LA, who used hashish to deal with her anxiousness, however wished a safe and complicated type of stashing her inexperienced.
With that in thoughts, she established a set of luxurious carrying circumstances and equipment with built-in expertise that retains your bud protected and recent.
Featured picture by Gina Coleman/Weedmaps