We are fortunate in the Golden Isles to have an abundance of talented and creative women making their mark on the business scene. Today, I want to feature two of those women. They have both taken their business idea, grown it exponentially and now each have their own retail locations in downtown Brunswick. I encourage you to stop by each of their stores and learn about their stories.
Dot and Army was founded by owner Jennifer Zamudio. The idea behind it came as she realized she and her family were using so many paper towels on a daily basis. She wanted to create a more sustainable option. She has been sewing since childhood and decided to start making cloth napkins and “unpaper” towels. Since opening her business, her napkins have been featured in Food 52, Southern Living Magazine and House Beautiful. Jennifer also sells her napkins at the Sea Island Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. Be sure to ask Jennifer about the name behind Dot and Army (her beloved grandparents). She credits them with setting the bar high for her on kindness, generosity and service. For more information, you can check out her website and our Golden Isles travel guide highlights.
Whitney Herndon is the artist behind Grace Graffiti. They specialize in American handmade wooden art, priding themselves on making quality wooden products from scratch. They can make personalized signs, wooden letters, items to brand your business, decor for a special event and so much more. Their pieces have been featured in Style Me Pretty, The Knot, and Coastal Bride among others. I love that she can customize any order to what you are searching for. One already made piece that I love is this Wooden Pineapple Distressed Bead Board Welcome Sign. You can buy her designs through her website, Wayfair, Houzz and Nordstrom!
I love featuring these entrepreneurial women who took their passion and used it to build their business. As Jennifer said, “Shopping at small businesses, like ours, you are purchasing something that is made in America, something that has a story behind it, and with that purchase, you are not only supporting that small business and their family, you are helping a community be sustainable and thrive.” We couldn’t agree more! For our other shop small favorites, check out our Instagram #LLShopsSmall.
Dot and Army
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