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Twelve Days of Fontenelle Christmas - Freenote Cloth

Freenote creates classic American menswear and honors tradition by manufacturing its collection exclusively in the United States. They source the finest materials and demand the highest level of craftsmanship so they can offer quality clothing that is made to last. They take their inspiration from authentic American culture and its timeless style icons. They believe the best menswear is that which marries design and utility with contemporary, tailored fits. Brothers Matt and Andrew Brodrick founded Freenote. Its headquarters are in the historic district of San Juan Capistrano, a town that embodies the rancho era of territorial California. It is the ideal home for Freenote, which embraces America’s rich heritage and its classic menswear. Here in the shop, we find ourselves...

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Twelve Days of Fontenelle Christmas - Fisher Space Pens

Fisher Space Pen rose to prominence when founder Paul Fisher invented a retractable, pressurized pen called the Anti-Gravity 7 (#AG7) that worked flawlessly in zero gravity aboard the first manned Apollo mission in 1968. Five decades later the company continues to thrive with pen still flown aboard every manned space flight. After Fisher earned NASA as a customer for his revolutionary Space Pen, he continued to focus his efforts on developing unique, quality product. All Fisher Space Pens are handcrafted and are able to write underwater, over grease, at any angle, upside down, 3-times longer than the average pen, in extreme temperatures ranging from -30 degrees Fahrenheit to +250 degrees Fahrenheit, and in zero gravity. Fisher’s warehouse is located in...

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Twelve Days of Fontenelle Christmas - Artifact Bags

Artifact Bags is a company born out of the Great Recession. “After college, I worked ordinary jobs until The Great Recession when, like many Americans, I lost my job. This created an opportunity to evaluate my place on earth, as well as my future. I created three lists: What are thing I love to do? What are the things I’m genuinely good at” What are the things I could make a living doing?” With his list in front of him, Chris realized that he wanted to own his own business where he could design well-made American products with a nod to his passion for vintage military and utilitarian design. He wanted to create products that would help the craftspeople in his...

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Twelve Days of Fontenelle Christmas - Red Clouds Collective

The folks over at Red Clouds Collective come from all walks of life. They are a company of craftsmen with a wide array of interests and disciplines-artists, designers, musicians, woodworkers, motorcycle mechanics, skateboarders, and photographers. Over the years, they have always done things with their hands. A lifetime of tinkering, crafting, and creating remains the inspiration that fuels their designs and line. Their products are born of necessity. Each one is thoughtfully designed to make life a little easier, and they’re all built to last a lifetime using the best materials possible. Our favorite Red Clouds product that we offer here in the shop is their Waxed Canvas Fitted Work Pant. Handcrafted in Portland, Oregon, these pants are designed for...

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Twelve Days of Fontenelle Christmas - Blue Prairie Kitchenware

Here at the Fontenelle shop we take pride in carrying products from our local makers. We could not be more excited to feature our friend Jason Headlee from Blue Prairie Kitchenware. Jason has been making wooden kitchen utensils by hand for years now. Everything from Jam Spoons to Coffee Scoops and Spatulas. His products are made from a wide variety of sought after wood, including Cherry, Walnut, and Crab Apple. One of the most interesting aspects to what Jason does is that the wood he uses would normally go to waste. Rather than letting the wood end up on a burn pile, he can make a kitchen utensil that will last a lifetime. In the past, Jason has also given...

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