What are your favorite small online businesses?

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  1. Fran101

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    I for one would love to start supporting more small businesses! and since I see links here and there around chaz I figured it wouldn't hurt to have em all in one place

    Can be for art, dog stuff, kid stuff, clothes, ANYTHING :)
     
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    Don't know if anyone else on here is into sculpting and/or doll making, but this dude has AWESOME supplies. So far his clay is the absolute best I've found. It's translucent and skin toned, which looks really cool when you sculpt an ear and sunlight shines through it like a real ear. It's also a lot stronger than normal sculpey.

    http://www.artdolls.com/
     
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    Well first of all, you can't go wrong with Etsy!

    And it is bound to pop up sooner or later anyway, Fetching Tags! http://www.fetchingtags.net/ Best custom tags available.

    And my personal fave, this is my shop on SpoonFlower- http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/rusticcorgi
    SpoonFlower is a "print on demand" custom fabric printing service. Of coarse nearly all my designs are dog related. But look under the "shop" tab at the top for more selections already available, or if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, you can upload your own art and photo's.
     
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    ha, well i guess i'll have to be biased and say my boyfriend's. he is a freelance illustrator.
    http://www.shoutymouths.com/

    i also love the Glamasaurus shop. such cute stuff, i love her imagination.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/glamasaurus
    i really need to stop window shopping and buy something from her. i always wait and the item ends up selling out!
     
  7. This lady is pretty great. She makes a custom blend of soap for me.
    Mad City Sue

    And as for the rest, I really just shop with Chazzers.

    Ren (oc_spirit) makes great leather leashes. I have one from her that I much prefer to my other leads, and I plan to order another one from her before long.
    Northern Blackout

    And I have to mention Good Kharma Tags, of course. I'll never get tags from anyone else. They're thick and durable, deeply engraved, and unique. The amount of thought and effort that goes into them, making them perfectly suited to each dog, is just incredible.
    Good Kharma Tags
     
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    Paco Collars
    Etsy
    Good Kharma Tags
     
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    Same. The set of reins I got from Ren this summer were amazing and beyond durable and trust me, they got put to the test!

    I adore my GKT because I know it was custom made with a lot of heartfelt thought and attention put into it and wasn't just part of an assembly stamp-out session.

    Most of my other shopping stuff is done through direct sales people, so it's a mix of small business and larger corps. But, I'm directly helping a person I know with my purchases.
     
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    I know! So cute and seriously such a great carrier for heavy kids at an affordable price!
     
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    I have 4 leashes from Ren that I bought back in 2008? All still in BEAUTIFUL condition!
    Northern Blackout

    Love the collars, and sales here:

    Collar Shop

    Can't NOT throw out a shout to Rebecca. Fabulous helping and walking me through everything.

    Ella's Lead


    This is my long time friend's site - beautiful things! Photography, paintings, vases, etc!

    Videmus Art
     
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    www.montrealcritters.com

    Wonderful, caring people, always helping out the ferret rescue when we have events, always donating items to us, etc. know the owners personally, wonderful people, can't say enough about them. All kinds of things for small animals

    www.chinchilla.ca
    Another website for the small critters. Dont know them personally, but have always had great service.

    www.pooch.ca
    Great items for dogs :D
     
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    Alot of my favorites are posted already. This soap site is wonderful!!! I have been using her soaps for about a year now, and I Love them!!! Her sugar scrub is Amazing for shaving!!!!!

    http://www.faeriemadesoaps.com/
     
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    Ella's Lead! I am just SO in love with Gavroche's collar, my slip leads, and my Liberty's attachment. The leather is so thick and wonderful.
    http://www.ellaslead.com/

    Good Kharma, Mad Dog Metalworks and Fetching Tags - I don't have any of these tags yet, but I hope to have some of each some day. They're all different styles, I just can't really afford tags like that right now. I'll probably end up with Mad Dog tags fierst, just because they're cheapest.
    http://www.goodkharmatags.com/
    http://fetchingtags.net/
    http://www.maddogmetal.com/

    OnLead - I LOVE my leashes from them. I have a euro lead and a regular 6' lead, and soon would like to get another euro lead and a show lead, along with some tabs. Awesome prices, and free shipping!
    http://onlead.biz/

    Chagrin Valley Soaps. I love the Cafe Moreno shampoo bar most of all.
    http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandcraft.com/

    Braid-a-Roo on Etsy. I don't have anything of theirs YET but I have heard wonderful things, and I plan to get Logan a tag collar soon.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/BraidARoo
     
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