California Olive Ranch's mantra and tagline is #MadeRightHere, a phrase that showcases the value the brand places on products that are handcrafted, made ethically and sustainably, and produced locally. We know we aren't alone in this brand ethos, so this year, California Olive Ranch launched the Made Right Here Makers Series, featuring other brands in different categories across the country that share this same vision.
A big part of this campaign is simply telling the stories of these other brands. Photographing these makers and entrepreneurs has been a dream — it's pretty incredible to hear about how an individual turned a side project or secret passion into a reality and are now putting a real product out into the world (and an incredible one at that).
Our featured maker in Denver, CO, was Brandy Monique, founder of Fig + Yarrow apothecary. This woman blew us away — you would not guess by walking in to her plant-filled storefront in a converted firehouse on a quiet street in Highland that this woman supplies hand-crafted, all-natural body and beauty products to international customers, spas across the country, and even Target.
The amount of intention she puts into these products shows how deeply she cares about providing high-quality self-care products to all people. And, the level of standards she has for all her suppliers and ingredients shows how much she values protecting the earth and the dignity and safety of everyone involved in her supply chain.