Locally made products are becoming the focal point in Ballantyne Village.
The 3H Shoppe – the H’s stand for homemade, homegrown and handmade – launched Aug. 19 in Ballantyne Village, said Ed Camp, 3H Shoppe founder and manager.
A 3H Shoppe grand-opening event was Sept. 13.
“The 3H Shoppe is … only available at Ballantyne Village, where we focus on the creativity of local artisans, farmers and other craftsman to provide them with a special platform to showcase and sell their wares,” Camp said. “In turn we also want to create this one-of-a-kind atmosphere where the community of Ballantyne can come and shop quality local products.”
The 3H program features local vendors offering everything from homemade jewelry and soaps to fresh produce.
“We are focusing on the three H’s because there are so many amazing and talented people in our community, and by keeping it homemade, homegrown and handmade, we are keeping it local and supporting them,” Camp said.
The 3H Shoppe is open noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. The selection of local products changes each week based on the season and vendors involved, Camp said. Some products are almost always there, however, including handmade jewelry, soaps, art and home decor.
Products range from metal works to vegan foods, Indian fabrics, henna tattoos and Turkish coffee, Camp said.
As of right now, the 3H Shoppe has spots for 17 vendors and is selecting new vendors to join the lineup.
The Sept. 13 event brought many residents out to support local businesses, Camp said.
“There was a strong response from the community, and great feedback from vendors as well as locals who experienced the 3H Shoppe for the first time,” he said. “Everything we have experienced so far has been positive, from the Ballantyne Village tenants to our new 3H Shoppe vendors.”
All 3H Shoppe events are at 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, near Burger 21. Details: 704-369-5000.