A Few Of Our Favorite Things: Gifts Inspired By The Sea

As part of our new collaborative series with the Island Institute, we wanted to continue highlighting some of our favorite things about Maine. This week we're thinking about some small businesses who are offering unique and creative products that make for fantastic gifts during this holiday season or any time of year!

Rugged Seas
We're starting with Rugged Seas, a local Maine company who recycles lobster bibs and gives them a new life as bags, all while working with Maine fishermen and businesses to repurpose and reconstruct. Visit here to learn more and shop.

Sweet Sea Cookies
Cookies for a good cause? Count us in. Sweet Sea Cookies makes homemade vegan cookies in flavors like Sweet Sea Salt Belgian Chocolate and Sunflower Crunch, with proceeds from each purchase going towards the Less Plastic Portland movement. Learn more and buy cookies here!

Dulse & Rugosa
Another win/win, this time from a mother-daughter team producing soaps handcrafted with wild Maine seaweed. Grown or wild harvested on their small Maine island farm located off of Acadia National Park, when you buy from Dulse & Rugosa, you're supporting a small business and a family farm that puts the environment before profit. Learn more here