Sticks Announces American Made Show Attendance in June
DES MOINES, IA – (May 20, 2015) – Sticks announced today it will be attending the American Made Show at Dallas Market Center’s Total Home and Gift Market, June 25th-28th. For the first time this year, Dallas Market is dedicating an entire floor of the show to American handmade products. Sticks is excited for this new venture and is hard at work creating a new collection to debut exclusively at the show.
The Dallas Market is one of the largest home and gift markets in the country. Sticks believes the show will not only benefit their existing accounts, giving those in attendance a perfect opportunity to place Fall and Holiday orders and to receive show specials, but also expose the company to a larger market. “We feel that it has future potential as a key buying market for those in our industry,” said Rachel Eubank, President of Sticks, “where different trends and product lines might help accent the constantly changing needs of consumers and gift merchandising.”
To create a fresh new collection to debut, Sticks sales and design teams are working together to push their concepts further than ever before. “We wanted the new designs to be true to Sticks traditional concepts; good food, friends, and cherish family. We took those original concepts and blended them with botanical and floral imagery,” Michelle Lamb, Sticks Art Director, said of the company’s new line. “We are always inspired by the beauty of the world, ever changing and evolving, with new designs and color palettes.”
Registration to attend the American Made Show in Dallas is still open. Join Sticks and take part in this one-of-a-kind event. For registration and further information about the show, please click the banner or visit www.americanmadeshow.com.
Sticks, the handcrafted furniture and accessories company, is combining its two metro retail locations and moving to a new spot in the East Village near downtown Des Moines.
Sticks President Rachel Eubank said the company will close the West Glen Town Center store in West Des Moines on Tuesday. That merchandise will be combined with its existing East Village store when it opens in mid-June in the old Raygun space, 400 E. Locust St. Raygun moved to bigger digs in March to a new building at 505 E. Grand Ave. in the East Village neighborhood.
"We decided to go back to one large location instead of splitting our energy and product line between two stores," Eubank said.
Sticks was one of the original retailers in the East Village when it opened at the corner of East Sixth and East Locust streets in 2002. Two years ago the company downsized to a smaller space at 510 E. Locust. It opened in West Glen Town Center in 2006.
"We've seen expansive growth in the East Village and know this is where we want to be," she said.
The old Raygun store will be remodeled in the next few weeks. The larger space will enable Sticks to display more of its furniture and accessories. The store will continue to carry items from other American artists, she said.
Artist Sarah Grant started Sticks in 1992. Today she has a crew of artists who help produce the colorful folk art, which is sold at art galleries across the United States and in the retail stores in the East Village. The company's production studio is at 3631 S.W. 61st St. in Des Moines.
The new Graceland Heritage Collection by Sticks is available - click the image to visit their website and learn more about the project and it's purpose.
Small Business Feature on Sticks by DMACC
by Shawn Fitzgerald