One aspect of running Reiter8 that I really enjoy is meeting people. For example, wholesale vendor Katie Gibson who owns the shop See Jane located in the in trendy East Village section of Long Beach, California. Sweet and friendly, Jane has a good thing going with her shop in the Broadlind building, said to be one of the prettiest in Long Beach which she fills with many one of a kind handmade products.
"I like to be different and unique and that's a good selling point," she said. "People don't realize that handmade is good for the community because you're supporting your local artists, and it's good for the environment because it's not mass-produced and won't end up in a landfill."
Customers also get a well-made product with a story, Gibson said.
"Someone spent a lot of time making that item and put their heart and soul into it," she said. "Everyone that makes things - they do it because they love it. They don't do it because it's a job."
- from an article in the Press Telegram
Only someone who makes things (which she does) could nail that last part. I love that.
See Jane, 145 Linden Ave. Long Beach (map)
Hours: Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays