Seaside Makers Collective has two stores Carpinteria + Santa Barbara, California that bring together the best local brands and artists in one interactive shopping experience. Our original shop is located in the beautiful seaside town of Carpinteria, CA and the newly transformed second store is located in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone. Both shops have an interactive Scent Bar where you can custom blend your own organic bath products, along with a curated collection of the best locally made art, gifts and essential goods put together by Kristin Fraser of The Grapeseed Co. “ The collective will highlight and celebrate the amazing makers and artists in our community by offering much more than a great place to shop… we will tell the stories behind the artisans, and also host Scent Bar parties, art events, and workshops in our gallery room and private parking lot at the SB store, and secret garden at the CARP shop,” said Fraser. "We knew we were building more than just a gift shop, and looked for spaces that could accommodate these special offerings to the community when choosing the locations for the stores.
Fraser opened Seaside Makers flagship store in Carpinteria, CA in September 2018. Response from the community was so positive that she opened a second location in Santa Barbara. Seaside Makers Funk Zone opened doors the November 2018 with the same stellar team of local brands: The Grapeseed Co., Blue Planet Eyewear, Pascale's Kitchen, Jules By the Sea, Jess Conti Leather Goods, Yes Cocktail Co., Meadow Rose Photo Art, and a beautiful collection of art by Karin Shelton, John Baran, Colette Cosentino, Anthony Barbaria and Kelly Clause.