It's time for another Stockist Spotlight! I have the pleasure of working with some really amazing fellow small business owners who bring florapothecarie into their shops, both online and brick & mortar. This series will introduce you to some of those shop owners and give you a glimpse inside the shops themselves. We hope you enjoy getting to know our stockists, and if you see a shop you love, please pay them a visit to support small, local businesses! See all Stockist Spotlights here.
Meet Emily Thompson (and David Austin) of Almanac Supply Co
I'd been listening to the Being Boss podcast almost since its inception in early 2015. It was the no-nonsense, "just do the work" advice of entrepreneurs Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon that made me break out of my comfort zone and buy a ticket to their first New Orleans Boss Vaca that October. It was Emily's words to me ("don't cut yourself off at the knee") and Kathleen's "if you're not happy in a relationship, get out" that sparked a huge shift in my life — I left my boyfriend of seven years, re-branded my business, dyed my hair pink, and finally took myself seriously as a badass woman and entrepreneur. (More on that in my Being Boss episode and this article I wrote on banishing negativity.) Three years later, when Emily and her partner David took the plunge to launch Almanac Supply Co. as candle makers and nature-loving curators, I was so glad to be able to share the ups and downs of a maker business with them, and honored when they asked to carry select florapothecarie products.