Meet the Vendor: Madi May Design
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Madi and I am the woman behind Madi May Design! I started my business during my industrial design schooling in 2012. I was sewing long before that and starting my own business was a seamless transition. It started out as a creative outlet and has become so much more than that! I’m a designer by trade and I love creating my own patterns.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
I recently created some new coin pouches featuring block prints of two of the family dogs – Diego and Zelda. These two chihuahuas are very loved in my family and stamping their adorable faces on some linen and waxed canvas coin pouches seemed very fitting. I’m also pleased to say that 10% of the profits from these two pouches will be donated to animal rescues in the greater Seattle area! I’m a big advocate of adopting – and not shopping – for that furry friend!
What do you love most about craft show vending?
I love show vending because it’s an excellent chance to not only promote my business but to meet other vendors with the same passions and visions. The energy in shows is always positive and upbeat and talking to new potential customers is very exciting. I hope to meet lots of people in June!
Where do you see your business in 3 years?
In 3 years, I hope that my business is still going strong. I hope that my products will continue reaching my customers whether that be through online sales, in-person at shows, or in retail stores. I make sure to source the majority of my supplies from small businesses in the United States but I would love to narrow that down even more and source materials from the west coast! I love to support local business!
What’s your favorite item that you sell?
My favorite item is my triangle cosmetic bag. It’s large enough to fit lots of makeup yet small enough to throw in a purse. The waxed canvas has a lovely scent of honey and over time develops an awesome weathered appearance. I sell this bag in about a dozen colors and I’m always tempted to keep each new color I introduce to the shop!
Be sure to check out our Instagram for your chance to win your own waxed canvas triangle cosmetic bag – your choice of color!