LoMaNashville

Locally Made in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee · 73 Sales

LoMaNashville

Locally Made in Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee 73 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(14)

LoMaNashville is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner We are currently in the process of moving and cannot process any orders at this time. Keep an eye on Instagram @lomanashville for updates, and we'll reopen the shop again soon, towards the end of July or early August.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 10, 2018

We are currently in the process of moving and cannot process any orders at this time. Keep an eye on Instagram @lomanashville for updates, and we'll reopen the shop again soon, towards the end of July or early August.

Justin Near

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Justin Near

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About

LoMaNa - Locally Made in Nashville

It all started in 2014 when a few kindred spirits met in a Waldorf homeschool group. The adults and children began making beautiful creations, often completely made of natural materials, and the result was more than inspiring.

At Christmas, we all made stocking stuffers and exchanged them, and I thought to myself, what a great and wonderful thing we have here. No plastic, no preservatives - just beautiful, fun, magical gifts that our kids loved and cherished. And I wanted to share that with everyone I knew.

Originally, my lofty goal was to buy storefront on Broadway or 5th Avenue (Avenue of the Arts) in Nashville, TN and sell all locally handmade arts and crafted gifts in a retail shop. But our lifestyle and financials simply wouldn't allow for such a thing to come to fruition. Then we read about some changes that were in store for the local downtown farmer's market, changes that were in exact alignment with my ideas and goals, and I thought, "I can do that."

Like the market, I really wanted to focus on small business and local - local EVERYTHING - so nearly every aspect of the business that I'm directly involved in supports Nashville in some way. All of the products are handmade by Nashvillians, and materials for my personal products are sourced locally whenever possible and are often made using materials that are 100% natural or that would otherwise have gone to the dump. Much of the merch display is purchased from local small businesses or individuals.

And so, after several months of paperwork, processes, purchases, and documentation, LoMaNa set up shop on Saturdays at the downtown Nashville Farmer's Market in April 2015 selling handcrafted items made by homeschooling families - some things created by adults, and some by children. Since the "opening of our doors," we've expanded to other markets, festivals, events, and online platforms. We're learning and expanding every day, and bringing a little bit of beauty and magic into others' lives one step at a time.

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Shop members

  • Justin Near

    Owner, Creator

    Inspired by the beautiful, natural creations of her fellow Waldorf homeschoolers, Justin Near decided that she wanted to share their products with Nashville and the rest of the world through LoMaNa. We all need a little magic in our lives!

  • Lili Near

    Creator, Assistant

    Homeschooled in downtown Nashville, Lili crafts with her mom, Justin, primarily using Waldorf handwork practices. She enjoys playing in the mud, usually while wearing a princess dress, but is especially fond of her friends and animals.

  • Rowan Near

    Creator

    Rowan Near is sister to Lili and daughter to LoMaNa owner, Justin. She’s a feisty little thing who loves a good challenge, including creating something to sell at the shop. Her first item? A hand-sewn peg person named Bleu the Gnome.

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Last updated on Jun 10, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Do you allow for local pickup and/or delivery?

Local pickup/delivery in the Nashville area is offered free of charge. Please contact me as part of your order or after ordering to arrange, and I will refund your shipping costs.

What do I do with my product at the end of its life cycle?

When you are done with a product, instead of discarding it, return it to LoMaNa for repurposing or composting.