I had the pleasure of meeting some truly lovely ladies from the Always In Season store at the Wholesale show I attended last month. They turned into my first wholesale customers! I dropped off the remainder of their order last week and was able to take a peek at the store. It was truly lovely and what a great cause! (the zippered bags I made…) Per the website:The Always in Season retail store is located in the Health Care Center Annex in Independence, WI. It features seasonal decorations and crafts, gently used books, a variety of cheeses, patio and lawn decorations, specialty foods, gift baskets, and more. In addition, in the early spring Always in Season hosts the Picket Fence Perennial Sale which offers gardeners a wide variety of perennial flowers and plants.
The store also features goods produced by AIS Products. AIS Products is a division of the Vocational Rehabilitation Department of the Trempealeau County Health Care Center.AIS Products produces their own molds, pours them with a resin mixture and adds the finishing touches. Resin items are extremely durable. It affords clients living in our communities and residing in our facility with work to enhance their daily lives.Our products are available to retail and wholesale representatives. AIS Products currently has several contracts for replication. We can be contacted if you are in need of replicating an item in resin. Visit the Sub-Contracting page for more information.Participants in the Vocational Program are involved in the production of the resin products. Our mission in the Vocational Program is “to create a higher quality of living for individuals by developing vocational skills, use of client empowerment and preparation for the public and/or sheltered work force.”During my visit I was happy to see some familiar items!These lovely items are from StorylineDesign. The bags on display are from yours truly, KimsCraftyApple. Does this display look familiar? Yup, it’s the same place I contract out to… Blue Hill By Hand. And some fabulous headbands from the lovely tiebeau. I only took pictures of the items in which I knew the artists’ behind them. There were tons of fabulous, one of a kind, items for sale. I was only there about a half hour but could have easily spent much more time. I even ended up buying a birthday gift for my sister-in-law, Karma. (Can’t talk about it too much since I haven’t given it to her yet). Make sure to check out their website by clicking HERE to find out more about their operation.