"Lila Mae is a solution for shoppers who are looking for unique, high-quality, American-made items that are healthy for our bodies, our minds, and the natural resources we all share," says Heather French, co-founder.
Farmington, CT (PRWEB) February 20, 2013
Lila Mae (http://www.lilamae.com), a new, online shopping destination launching this month, presents consumers with an opportunity to help grow the economy, protect the environment and embrace their health all in one place. The site features a collection of sophisticated, sustainable, small-batch goods for men, women, children and the home, created by 70 independent manufacturers and artisans from 33 states. In addition to being 100% made in the USA, all of the merchandise sold on Lila Mae is safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
"Lila Mae is a solution for shoppers who are looking for unique, high-quality, American-made items that are healthy for our bodies, our minds, and the natural resources we all share," says Heather French, co-founder. Through her work as a brain integration therapist, French experienced first-hand the impact of toxins on her clients' ability to focus and process information. As a result, she began to search for products that would help support their healing. "I wanted the families I was working with to surround themselves with goods that would help them thrive," adds French.
Co-founder Ryan Dempsey Argentieri's personal health challenges, coupled with her background in international business, human rights and environmental sustainability prompted a curiosity about responsibly made items produced in the U.S. where manufacturing practices can be verified with increased certainty. "Heather and I found that although these products are in high demand, they were very difficult to find," shares Argentieri. Argentieri also witnessed the growth of the manufacturing industry overseas and wondered how the United States might level the playing field.
Lila Mae offers a full range of chic giftables and essentials including jewelry and accessories; natural skin and body care; health and wellness products; children’s toys and accessories; organic baby clothing, toys, bedding and room décor; gifts and furnishings for men; home décor and tabletop; artwork by innovative American artists, and vintage finds and furniture (coming in Spring 2013). Products are priced between $25 to $300 with some items (furniture, art) ranging from $500 to as much as $8,000.
Along with a commitment to an eco-friendly way of life, at the heart of Lila Mae is an unwavering patriotism through its support of small, independent, U.S.- based brands. "At Lila Mae, we think of the United States as one big community," says French "And with each purchase, we are helping our nation prosper as well as bolstering the livelihood of our neighbors - whether they live around the corner or across the country."
In addition to its diverse selection of goods, the Land of Lila blog will feature original editorial content covering a wide range of topics centered on health and wellness, the environment, style and American culture. "We like to think of Lila Mae not just as a place to buy a unique gift or stock-up on your favorite skin-care products, but also as a community where we can educate, guide and inspire consumers to embrace the ideals on which the site was founded", explains Argentieri, "and to celebrate the country in all its richness and diversity.”
ABOUT LILA MAE
Lila Mae is destination for a truly unique selection of stylish, sustainable gifts and essentials all made in the USA. The company offers all-natural, organic and repurposed goods of quality and beauty for men, women, children and the home. The product line currently includes 70 small business owners across 33 states, helping to keep over 300 people employed throughout the country.
At Lila Mae, we believe we don’t have to sacrifice the environment or our health to create a thriving economy, and we don’t have to sacrifice our sense of style to fill our lives with safe and sustainable treasures. Headquartered in Farmington, CT, Lila Mae was founded by Chicago native Heather French and Ryan Dempsey Argentieri, a native Washingtonian. The two are joined by Blake Collier of Houston, TX and Margaret Riker of Rumson, NJ.
For press inquiries contact press(at)lilamae.com or call Lauren Locasico Weintraub at 914-582-2107.