There’s a new store in The Factory called All Things Co. located on the second level by the chandelier. Opening just over a month ago, the retail space offers everything from clothing, hats, jewelry, leather goods, and more, all from local artisans. And while the store is new, its owner is a familiar face at The Factory (owner Lindsey Blaze once worked for Franklin Juice Company). Learn more about All Things Co. and what Lindsey thinks is one of the biggest trends for fall. Be sure to visit All Things Co. on the second level of The Factory Monday-Friday 10am- 5pm, and Saturday 9am-4pm. Follow them on Facebook for the latest updates and offerings.
Tell us a little bit about yourself, at one point you worked in The Factory for Franklin Juice?
I am from Connecticut and moved here two years ago. I happened upon the Factory one day and saw these guys juicing. I headed in to order a juice and before I knew it, I was hired! I’ve spent the past year and a half with Franklin Juice and Honest Coffee Roasters assisting the owners in development and expansion, including opening 12 South location.
I watched what’s happened in The Factory and decided to be a part of what it’s becoming. I asked what else The Factory needed, and it seemed a social enterprise store would do well within the culture.
The name of your boutique is All Things Co, why did you choose that name?
The phrase “all things” is often associated with the thought “All Things are Possible.” My business partner and best friend felt it’s a name that covers everything. Anything can happen and anything can be found within it. It’s a name with limitless possibilities.
Your product line is so diverse and each item has a story, can you tell us more about how you chose the products are some of the makers of the products?
We’ve wanted to partner with local makers and artisans to tell their stories. One requirement we have for each is that they pick a charity or cause or organization to give a portion of the proceeds to. It’s been so interesting to learn about their hearts through this part of what we do; one has chosen Project AK-47 which rescues child soldiers, another has chosen to support cancer research, we even have one who has chosen a Cheetah Reserve. We’ve also chosen to carry products that help causes. For instance, our home goods give to the Franklin Housing Collaborative, our clothing goes towards relief efforts for Syrian refugees.
What is your most popular item right now?
Our most popular item to date is our baseball hats. They are wax coated with a stamped leather patch. By far our number one seller to date. It’s the perfect hat for the cold seasons. We’ve even added a build your own hat bar, with eight hat options, three leather options, and two stamp options. And we have recently partnered with Honest Coffee Roasters to do hats for the shop- be on the lookout for those.
Give us your favorite fall trends?
This fall I am loving the rich colors. Olive, wine or burgundy, and navy have become the staples. We’ve got amazing pieces of all kinds hitting the store next week.
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