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March 17, 2023 2 min read

We were delighted to be offered a chance to share our story with VOYAGELA,a community oriented online publication with an ethos we could relate to. 

"We think independent entrepreneurs, freelancers and other risk takers make our cities exciting to live in.  We cherish the rebel spirit, we don’t think just a handful of large corporations should control all of our commerce and we think smores with vegan marshmallows are better than normal marshmallows. We respect people and organizations that take the path less traveled.  We root for the underdogs and we almost never say no to pizza.

Accordingly our mission is to build a platform that fosters collaboration and support for small businesses, independent artists and entrepreneurs, local institutions and those that make our city interesting.  We want to change the way people spend their money – rather than spending it with the big, cookie-cutter corporations we want them to spend their money with the independent, creative, local entrepreneurs, small businesses and artists."

So when given the chance to participate in the Hidden Gems section we were honored! You can access the full article here http://voyagela.com/interview/life-work-with-blamo-of-los-angeles/

A sneak peak:

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
Well, a lot of times when people find our brand, I think they are surprised. We don’t necessarily fit into any one category. We design and produce a lot of different handmade items, from our animal onesies to our signature Socky balaclavas to our object art and clothing. I think that alone sets us apart from other companies. We are the exception in a lot of cases, which means there is a lot of navigating new ways of doing something. I think we are most proud of the fact that we built this company from hand-dying felt hats on the kitchen stove to producing thousand of handmade items. We stand behind everything we make. We offer free repairs for the life of your garment. We care about the health and well-being of our team and have really created a family work environment, especially in Bali where we live for half the year. Our workshop is a haven for creativity and that feels important to us. Self-producing is also something that is extremely important to us. It limits our ability for growth in some ways, but allows us to be certain everything we are making is high quality.