Born from a desire to help others switch to non-toxic bath & beauty alternatives, No Tox Life is a vegan skincare line created by founders Sandee Ferman & Callie (Ferman) Milford. A mother-daughter duo, in 2016 they opened a retail store in Glassell Park, next to their soap-making studio, where all their products are created by hand. They are huge fans of supporting handmade and local, and are hosting and producing Indie Eastside, which is taking place inside their 2,300 sq ft studio!
Kaitlin Mogentale has a mission of ending food waste. She crafts delicious vegan snacks, baking mixes and more, with up-cycled juice pulp from local juiceries. Handmade in Los Angeles.
Nicole of Blue Elf Succulents lives in Echo Park and grows drought-tolerant indoor and outdoor succulents and house plants in her home nursery. She’ll be hosting a DIY succulent arrangement bar so you can make your own custom plant arrangement. She’ll also be gifting mini succulent “grow your own” kits in a portion of our vegan swag bags (make sure you RSVP to score a free swag bag).
Stephanie Payne of domecíl designs minimal linen aprons and timeless housewares. She will be showcasing a portion of her goods handmade in LA, and others sustainably handmade by South American artisans.
Laura Relm of Lady Moon Co is passionate about all things witchy. Her magical apparel, pins, smudge bundles and wall hangings are sure to enchant you! Designed & made in Los Angeles.
Mr. Funky (Articulum General Store)
Fond of plants but can’t keep them alive? Mr. Funky aka Narumi Ogawa will be bringing the most precious crocheted cacti and succulents you’ve ever seen. A sweet cacti ornament is the perfect unique gift, desk accessory and toy for all ages. Handmade in Los Angeles.
Brit of Roen Candles blends soy & coconut waxes with premium fragrances to make warm, comforting and elegant candles. Her style is “French girl meets Ojai” (we made that up, but we like it). A new mom with many hats to wear, she’s already killing it at the candle game. Handmade in Glassell Park.
Judah Kizer creates limited edition chakra sets with crystals ethically sourced from all over the world. Her curated gift bundles are themed for personal rituals and she can help you pick a set to gift. Created in Los Angeles, sourced globally.
Designer Michelle Chaplin creates clothing and accessories for children and adults out of dead stock fabric (excess fabric from large manufacturers, usually destined for the landfill). Her ephemeral collections feature bright, quirky colors and classic silhouettes. Handmade in Atwater Village.
Based on the idea that everything we do should give back, founder Dora Molina sells unique scarves, blankets and bags made by skilled artisans around the world. 20% of each purchase gives back to 1 of 5 charities making the the world a better place.
Jacque of the Left Bank scours California (and beyond) for the best vintage clothing finds – mostly for under $20. Her curated vintage accessories and new gifts will be at Indie Eastside – and after our event, visit her retail store just down the street next to Salazar restaurant in Frogtown.
Dot & John make geometric candles for the modern hippie. Poured with premium soy & paraffin wax blends, decorated charged crystals, infused with fine fragrance, essential oils and beautiful dyes. Handmade in Malibu, California.
Alexandra Perry is a ceramic potter that makes her one-of-kind creations right down the road from the No Tox Life store. Watching her work the wheel and the clay is mesmerizing and she makes it looks so easy. BONUS! Alexandra will show up her skills at the wheel with a live demonstration!
Katie is one of those people who really knows what it means to hustle. At 29 years old, she’s recorded and self-published her original music, traveled the world, and learned how to live off her art. She’s a busker – one of those street musicians you hear on the corner, singing and playing for tips. You’ve probably heard her play at night in Los Angeles. Well, she’s a GOOD busker, with an amazing voice and a smooth, velvety sound. We’re excited to hire her to perform original songs & covers all day at our Indie Eastside event! 🎶
Lenita by Grita – Flower & Wreath Truck
Come and smell the flores! Brazilian artist Nemuel DePaula has created a truck serving flowers – a flores truck if you will. Named after his mother, the pink truck is where he crafts each unique bouquet and hand-wraps them in kraft paper. We’ve enjoyed having his distinct creations decorate our retail store, and are excited to share them with you. Designed and made in Los Angeles.
Justine has created the only decent vegan croissant we have ever tasted – and other mouth-watering vegan baked delights. She’ll be serving up some fresh pastries baked in her nearby commercial kitchen. A bartender-turned-baker, Justine has been in business for 2 months and already amassed a devoted following. Taste her fluffy, fresh, sweet & savory confections for yourself! Baked in LA.
Sonaz Izadi paints people, a creative outlet she loves. Her eclectic work is an expression of that first encounter when you meet someone – there’s a visceral chemical energy between two people who meet for the first time. Her work is bold, bright, playful colors – her canvas is you!
Joy Terrell and her mother just opened a luxury nails & facial salon on La Brea specializing in powder dip nails, a non-toxic alternative to harsh nail polishes, gels and acrylics. Powder dip is a special kind of powdered nail polish applied in several layers to achieve a durable, rich color that is stronger than gel. Powder dip is infused with calcium and vitamins to help your nails grow longer (we’ve tried it and love it). Powder Beauty Co will be giving a sampling of their services with special 15 minute manicures at the event.
Vegan comfort food is our favorite! Word of Mouth has a familiar menu of mac n cheese, buffalo wings, burgers, Caesar salad – all with a plant-based twist. Everything they make is 100% vegan. Get it in your mouth! Prices range from $1 for a cookie up to $14 for a pulled jackfruit BBQ sandwich. Yum! Cooked in Los Angeles.
Lorena and Rex of Little Ripper coffee are bringing that Aussie spirit to Glassell Park. Rex hails from Australia and his wife Lorena is from Ecuador – the perfect marriage of friendly vibes and delicious coffee. Inspired by surf culture, “Little Ripper” comes from the phrase you little ripper, as in, good mate or a good friend. You’ll make friends with this bunch easily – and they’ll be giving out tastings of their signature cold brew & pour-over from their coffee shop up the street. They are also sharing their hand-woven Ecuadorian blankets, fine Columbian bagged coffee & hand-picked gifts. Brewed in Glassell Park.
Monica of Bare Bones Body makes non-toxic skincare for those who are tired of all the chemical crap. She’ll be doing a pop-up inside of the No Tox Life retail store at the event, talking about and sampling her products! We love her facial toner for sensitive skin.
Make sure you RSVP to Indie Eastside to shop these amazing local makers!