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Artistry represented at Healthy Hippie

Health Hippie Trading Co.

One of Tehachapi's newest places to shop, Healthy Hippie Trading Co., is not just a place with fun fashions and healthy snacks, it's also home to some of the areas most talented artisans.

Providing a way for artists to showcase and sell their products is something important to business owner, Sarah Rose.

"Not everyone can afford their own studio or shop," she said. "By giving them space in my store, it not only allows me to have product on my shelves but it also supports an artist."

Sarah makes it easy for artists to get their creations out into the world.

"I don't charge a space fee, the prices are set by the vendor at all times and the commission split is quite reasonable. We're open 7 days a week which gives customers ample access to the products plus we market the products for them. We are also open to a vendor doing 'pop ups' anytime they want and I'm always happy to share the contact info of vendors with customers in case they are looking for something more custom made. It really is a no risk opportunity for the artist," she said.

Sarah will also, when money permits, purchase items outright from an artist.

"I purchased super cute rice bag heating pads made by local seamstress, Susie McCarthy. I also bought gorgeous macrame wall shelves from a woman whom I met at the Apple Festival. My most recent purchase are stunning laser cut wood pieces from a couple out of Cal City. They also create pieces out of acrylic. I purchased fun horoscope keychains from them, as well as wooden keychains with our business name."

Healthy Hippie currently has over 20 vendors represented in the store.

"We've got tie-dye fashions from Solid Groove designs, handmade jewelry by three different artists, soaps and body lotions by Victorianna Bath, D St. Creations, Copperhead Candle and Apothecary and Tehachapi Country, essential oil blends by EssentJewel, charming metal work by Monica's Junk Iron, custom cups by Samantha Kight, custom t-shirts from Sarah Cook's Sassy Boutique, handmade pottery by Lori Madoski and her daughter, hand painted art by trail angel, Rachel Newkirk. Our newest vendor is local author, Lorena Para, author of the Lenore Monroe series. We're going to be doing a writing workshop with her sometime in May. Stay tuned for details about that event."

While space is limited, Healthy Hippie is accepting more vendors.

"We do our best to not exactly duplicate vendor products. For example, we already have three vendors who make jewelry. However, we are open to new jewelry vendors if their designs differ from what we already have," she said.

Are you an artist? Do you have products you make that you'd love to be able to sell? Give Sarah a call at (661) 822-9797 or stop in to see her at 20418 Brian Way, #2, and just maybe you will become the newest vendor at Healthy Hippie Trading Co.!