Cam is one of our tie-dye artists who creates one of a kind, Grateful Dead inspired apparel. We offer his products at both of our shops. We can also take custom-made-to-order designs. From Cam: "I am a self taught Dyer. I have been dyeing since I was 13. I started put using napkins and paper towels and markers. Folding the napkins and using the markers for color. I went to my first GD show when I was 17 and my love affair started. I have also developed my own spin on the "shibori" technique by creating toggles on the threads I use
A few years back, our eldest son, who was already running a business around metaphysics— rocks, gems, crystals, incense, tools of ritual and self-empowerment— saw a future for Palo Santo. Native American Sage has been used for centuries by indigenous people for ceremonies here in North America, so why not balance it with its South American counterpart—Palo Santo. Sage and Palo. The feminine and the masculine. The timing seemed to be perfect. His brother, our second son, was living in Peru at the time and planning to return stateside. He was arranging for some cargo to be shipped back here anyway
Wild Verbena was birthed in part through years of personal experience as a woman realizing the natural beauty of healthy skin, instead of the layering of chemical-ridden products that damage and conceal rather than heal. Additionally, my studies with plant spirit medicine and deep remembrance of ancestral ways of healing, utilizing mother nature’s gifts, informed the formulations of my products. I wanted to create approachable herbal based products that are free of chemicals and heal naturally. Instant Karma Asheville carries Wild Verbena "Ritual Paper" that can be used to set intentions and then be planted into flowers.
Sundara Fawn is the creator of Reawakening the Soul, a revolutionary transformational program that blends a mixture of psychology, metaphysics, and psychology that guides others on a soul awakening adventure. From her website, she says: "Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey into your soul to express your divine gifts. Discover profound insights, practices and spiritual tools that help you to access deep levels of self-understanding and fulfillment. In this life-changing masterpiece, you will develop a loving relationship with your higher self. Explore soul retrieval, change in perspective, and live from the intuitive wisdom of your soul." Her oracle deck
Tina Kirby was raised in Sevier County, TN, where her family has lived for 9 generations, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. She has worked as an artist for a well known knife company where she created tech drawings and corrected carvings for fantasy collectibles, movie prop replicas, and graphic art. Tina works in mixed media, watercolor, airbrush, digital media, polymerclay, paper, and even writes poetry. Past projects have included t-shirt design work for Highway 129 The Dragon, multiple designs and marketing materials for local hemp companies, newspaper layouts, logo design, t-shirt designs for attractions in the Smokies and various
The Gift of Lakshmi ~ Botanical Treasures is an Asheville-based business, created in 2016 by Jessica Lakshmi. The Gift of Lakshmi oils are for anyone, of any age, who wants a BeautyFull gift of pure, Organic Aromatherapy! These blends also serve as a Botanical Perfume, a Natural Moisturizer, and Visual Art. Each bottle includes many layers, distinctive looks, and special meanings to enhance the experience. Crystals, flowers, flower essence and essential oils are in every bottle, All in a base of fractionated coconut oil. All organic, plant magic! Lakshmi is the name I chose as it is my given spiritual name.
When Brad and Sarah Martin purchased land under the shadow of Mount Pisgah in 2006, Southeastern Native Plant Nursery was born. The nursery, which is located in Candler, North Carolina – just outside the city of Asheville – has been selling native woody plants with much success across the eastern seaboard ever since. Brad has a degree in horticulture from Auburn University and has been dedicated to quality sustainable agriculture for his entire career. Sarah has had a long career in the diagnostic laboratory testing field and is dedicated to full product transparency, achieved through meticulous laboratory testing. As long as
Meet Arthur, one of our fabulous tie-dye artists. His work really speaks for itself! We carry a wide-selection of his apparel, including men's and women's t-shirts and tanks, and baby onesies. His statement piecea are his tapestries. We carry a selection of tapestries at both of our shops, Instant Karma Asheville. If you're interested in a piece or a custom design, please contact us directly at email@example.com
HoneyCreekPottery is an intimate studio space which harbors a working personal studio as well as a creative and inspirational space for educational classes. The vision of HoneyCreekPottery studio is to host not only a professional workspace, but to also provide a space of creativity for students to experience the enrichment and empowering effects of working with clay. This state-of-the-art studio space offers professional supplies and equipment, which allows the sky to be the limit with imaginative ideas involving clay. HoneyCreekPottery's mission is to provide a supportive, informative, and uplifting experience for all students to explore the pottery world and to make a difference in their lives in a creative and
Meet Achara, the founder of Aravay. Achara grew up in northern Thailand, surrounded by beautiful mountains and lush rice fields. Her hometown of Chiang Mai is known for its rich, diverse culture: shimmering Buddhist temples, colorful ethnic hill tribes and a long tradition of handmade arts and crafts. Achara started Aravay to share Chiang Mai’s unique artisanship with the world, which ranges from rich embroidery to colorfully hand-dyed natural materials. Aravay’s products hand made by Achara and her family and a few crafters in her hometown in Thailand. Aravay is a small family-run businesses. Achara and her team source out local