Torrie Savage ’05 is founder and partner at The Savage Way, offering clean graffiti and moss art to drive out-of-the-box advertising and design in Charlotte and beyond. Pushing the creative line by offering a new perspective, The Savage Way seeks the good through innovative design.
Johnathan Hill ’13 and the team at Commonwealth Customz created the signature 49er Sneaker, staking a bold green claim and stylishly complimenting the classic Nike facade on the Nike Court Vision Low. Show your Niner pride with each step you take.
Prohibition Candle Company, owned by Andrew ’15 and Emily Baker ’15, specializes in classic cocktail-inspired scented candles. Each is hand-poured and 100% soy wax, elevating the aromas of your favorite cocktails. #SmellResponsibly
Owned by Tony Vo ’04, Waterbean Coffee is one of Charlotte’s favorite local coffee shops with international ties. Rooted in community and the artistry of fine coffee making, Waterbean is a gathering place where everyone feels welcome to sit and stay a while.
Tim Wallace ’99 owns The Wine Vault, a longtime gem in University City and a new location in the Elizabeth neighborhood. The Wine Vault offers a stellar selection of wine and beer from around the world paired with artisan cheeses and delectable snacks. They also create gift baskets for holidays, curated for the special people in your life.
Roni Langley ‘19 is making waves with globally-inspired resin art. RLL Designs has pieces ranging from fine art to functional home decor and furniture to be enjoyed daily. Langley is open to commission opportunities to create pieces that speak specifically to your vision.
Founder and CEO Jamea Gray ’15 created Happy Scents to provide healthy fragrances from all-natural ingredients. All Happy Scents products are hand poured in small batches with love and good vibes. Gray’s goal is to spark joy and comfort in every space.
Streetwear meets hometown pride at 704 Shop, owned by Chris Moxley ’03, Jerri Shephard ‘14 and Scott Wooten. Dedicated to bringing people together for positive change and culture, 704 Shop strives to create pieces that weave pride throughout the region and serve as the fabric to build meaningful connections.
Owned by Bill Godwin Jr. ‘01 and ’11, Paper Skyscraper is a local and independent gift shop providing Charlotte with a wide variety of hand-picked gifts ranging from books, stationery and home goods for over 30 years.
Custom gifting has never been easier thanks to Box Babe Gift Co. owned by Haley Sutton ’19. Stay merry and bright this holiday season with gifts tailored for the special people in your life. From personal to corporate gifts, each box is full of unique goods from other women-owned businesses.
Davita Galloway ‘03 and ’06, in partnership with her brother Dion, provides a safe space for Black innovators and makers to create, connect and express themselves. DUPP&SWAT strives to make each connection and experience inventive, inspiring and memorably dope through original merchandise, memberships and events in their space.
Your Modern Designs is a local multi-disciplinary design business founded by Maggie Snider ‘18. Concentrated on the use of plaster art, fabric art, and accent walls, Snider helps clients create a space they love. Inspired by texture, her goal is to use three-dimensional art & designs to invoke an organic feel, yet modern and methodical look.
Haley Brasington ‘20 creates trendy, one-of-a-kind, Greek-licensed apparel and gifts. From sweatshirts, sweatpants and hats to tees, backpacks and more, Greek Letter Co. designs are sure to make you stand out on campus no matter the semester.