There is a lot to love about Spokane - the mountains, the food and drinks, and all of the local businesses. However, sometimes it can be tough to find 'the best' of local businesses. Enter: Weav Spokane!
Weav Spokane, founded by Annie Krejci, does all the hard work for you: it finds the best local products from Spokane businesses and puts it together for you in a beautiful basket!
If you've ever wanted to welcome a Spokane newcomer, send a gift to someone who's moved away and misses home, or wanted a unique gift for your business, you won't want to miss this interview with Annie of Weav Spokane! Make sure to check out her in-depth local holiday gift guide, too!
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Everyday Spokane: Please tell us a little bit about yourself!
My name is Annie Krejci and my business is Weav. My family and I live on the South Hill here in Spokane. We have lived in Spokane for about 8 1/2 years. I am a stay-at-home mom of 4 children, Mason (6), Slater (5), Ivy (3), and Lennon (10 months).
I love being a mom and it's what I have always wanted to do, but I had been getting the urge to get out in the community and start a small business. In August of this year I launched Weav.
What sparked your interest in starting Weav Spokane?
There are two things I have always really enjoyed: farmer's markets and gift baskets! Throughout the spring a summer months, I was forming an idea of starting a gift basket company filled with local goods and products. I wasn't really sure where to start with it, so I just starting talking to vendors at farmer's markets. I would tell them my idea and I was amazed at the amount of interest and enthusiasm I received! It was so encouraging!
After a couple months of planning, researching, and emailing local businesses, I put together 3 themed baskets. I have loved getting to know the people behind some of the small businesses in Spokane and have been brought to tears by their support! We really live in such a wonderful community!
What is your best-selling basket?
The Grand Boulevard Basket, by far! The Grand Boulevard basket features:
- coffee from two local roasters: Roast House Coffee and Indaba
- 2 local teas: Revival Tea Company and Winterwoods Tea Company
- creamy caramels made by Buttercup and Blossom’s
- a unique cappuccino mug made by local potter Brooke Martinez or a beautiful mug made by Tammy Randall at Silver Pine Studios
- a custom coaster by Minda Hesskamp of Slow Hiker Studios that highlights well known spots in Spokane
- an extraordinary framed photograph of scenic Spokane by Matt Roberg
- the most recent issue of Art Chowder Magazine
- a French press
- a silicone reusable loose leaf tea bag
Yes, all of that in one basket! You can check out the Grand Boulevard basket from Weav Spokane here.
What is your favorite product out of all the gift baskets you offer?
It is so hard to pick one! I have tried all the products in the baskets and they are all uniquely amazing! I have to say that the pottery mugs by 2232 Ceramics and Silver Pine Studio are so beautiful. There is so much work and talent that goes into making them and they add so much to the Grand Boulevard and the Grand Boulevard Mini!
What is one thing you love about Spokane?
How much the community loves to support local businesses.
What is something that makes you or your business unique?
Growing up, we moved a lot, I went to 14 different schools. It was good for me, but it made me really aware and appreciate the close knit and talented community of Spokane. Even with 20 highly talented local companies represented in my baskets, I feel like I have barely scratched the surface of the local artistry here in Spokane!
Thank you so much to Annie Krejci for sharing her Spokane story and business! If you're looking for a wonderful, locally-sourced gift, you definitely will want to visit Annie's site at Weav Spokane! She can also ship throughout the US, so if you know someone who's moved away from Spokane and misses home - send them a basket!