The Foundry collaborates with approximately 30 Small Business Fellows on an annual basis, providing them with private space, business support, and shared access to a diverse array of makerspaces. These makerspaces include a woodshop, metalshop, tech lab, and textile lab.

Our Small Business Fellows play a pivotal role in shaping the programs and initiatives at The Foundry. Many of them also serve as educators in our youth and adult programs, generously contributing their expertise and passion.

You can engage through e-commerce by supporting the businesses of our Fellows listed below.

For more information on our Small Business Fellow program contact Tamara Zantell, Business Development Manager at [email protected]

Current SMALL BUSINESS FELLOWS at The Foundry

Suite 100 - Made 2 Make It

  • Custom Apparel & Accessories & Meaningful Gifts made with love.

Suite 101 - Unapologetically PHAT 

  • Unapologetically.PHAT (Pheeling Happy About Thyself) is a body-positive fashion brand that uplifts and inspires men/women to embrace who they are.

Suite 102 - Cloud and Field 

Suite 103 - Bue's Beads

  • Waistbeads promoting body positivity, confidence & self-healing through body adornment, Handcrafted items charged with positivity, great energy & good vibes

Suite 104 - Mother Earth Literacies

  • Guided by environmental justice, we help organizations connect to neighborhoods in sustainability and environmentally friendly ways.

Suite 105 - TJ Divine Image

  • Personal branding company that works to create a seamless, memorable and empowering experience for women of influence.

Suite 106 - Erdmann Enterprises

  • Custom design and fabrication of small items ranging from hand forged bottle openers to mixed material (metal and wood) furniture to light fixtures.

Suite 108 - Marcus Hoag

Suite 109 - FASHION59

  • Fashion design and alterations

Suite 112/114 - Keefer Candles

Suite 113 - Juliar Ink

  • Custom metal and wood furniture with form and function

Suite 115 - cmlb designs

  • Cosmic Debris Fine Jewelry- handmade bespoke pieces by a trained silversmith

Suite 117 - Black & Birdy Pottery

  • Handmade pottery inspired by nature

Suite 119 - Custom Metal Decor by NewLife

  • An upcoming custom metal furniture and accessories store. We look to bring NEW LIFE to every piece that we create

Suite 120 - Aille Design

  • Aille Design (pronounced: eye) is an emerging designer brand that works alongside the blind and visually impaired community to create clothing with a fashion statement you can feel.

Suite 121 - Phyllis Rubino & Lara Martini

Suite 122 - Freed

  • Furniture as fine art

Suite 123 - Lufff LLC.

Suite 130/131/133 - Buffalo Bottle Craft

  • Maker of The PuckOpener, a bottle opener made from a REAL hockey puck. 

Suite 201 - The LISH Agency

  • Advertising Agency specializing in creative campaigns and digital media design.

Suite 202 - Jillian Hanesworth

  • The first poet laureate of Buffalo

Suite 204 - Customs by Tai

  • Customizing your pop-ularity with personalized figures

Suite 206 - Let Rose Speak

  • Let Rose Speak is a community for women who been mistreated, misused, abused or feel lost 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS 

Suite 111 - WAY Program - OLV Human Services

Suite 205 - TSCWNY/YouthBuild WNY

Suite 300 - Bootsector

Suite 301 - Cooperation Buffalo

 

Interested in becoming a Foundry Small Business Fellow? Click here for more information!

 

PAST FOUNDRY SMALL BUSINESSES

Page Updated 11/2023

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