I’m not here to tell you that the south is better than any other area or culture (…though it is. I’m here to tell you I’m really sarcastic). BUT REALLY I’m here to tell you how the south creates value and stands out creating its own beautiful culture.
If you and your family have roots in the south likely your dad or at least your grandpa was a jack of all trades. He could fix anything from your car engine to your plumbing. And your mom and/or grandma handmade the cute little suits you wore to church and could make a pie that’s meaner than a skillet full of rattlesnakes (Oh southern idioms)…and she likely was capable of fixing your car engine and your plumbing too.
But amidst a culture of multifaceted individuals, the south has still capitalized on the rich culture created as a result of specialization.
There are incredible craftsmen all over the South. A craftsman is one who is skilled at a particular line of work. This craft could be anything from (but not limited to) leather goods, coffee, music, denim, bourbon, etc.
Now It’d be a gnarly road trip if you wanted to visit all of the talented and creative individuals in the South. Thankfully Made South, a facilitator of quality products and craftsmen, brought many of these great folks to Nashville. The result - a spectacular marketplace of value that we had the privilege of attending and experiencing.
Be a part of the Made South experience visually through the pictures below. But we encourage you to to take it a step further (...or a few steps if you're not in Nashville already) and physically experience Made South by attending in Nashville next year!
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