Locally owned artisan market Evimero Marketplace will open its new store Aug. 22 on Canton Street.
Opening at 1072 Canton Street, the downtown shop will feature unique items from all over the world along with local, fair-trade artisan gifts, home goods and accessories. The grand opening will include fun giveaways, fresh flowers by One Acre Farm in Milton and locally made treats.
“I am so excited to be part of this community, there is a such a warm and welcoming feeling in historic Roswell,” owner Natalia Beley said. “I am humbled by the tremendous support and appreciation of small businesses here.”
Evimero means “to thrive” in Greek. Evimero Marketplace’s hope is to help people all over the world thrive in their own communities through mutual entrepreneurship. The company’s mission is to shed light on fair trade and artisan goods made worldwide and domestically with the goal of helping communities thrive.
“I chose Canton St because I love the small town feeling and the sense of community down there,” Beley said. “I really want to be part of the historic district and working to lift up and collaborate with other small businesses in the area.”
Beley and her family moved to Roswell from Philadelphia last summer and started her online shop in March, right when COVID-19 hit Georgia.
The boutique also offers local art, jewelry, pottery, skin care products and fresh flowers made by women in the greater Atlanta area.
With a passion for supporting artisans both here and abroad, Beley focuses on ensuring the products in her boutique support the greater good. Fair trade is a large part of that vision. It enables entrepreneurship opportunities for artisans, provides them with a living wage for their work, and promotes social and economic growth in underdeveloped countries.
Beley said she became invested in fair trade companies around a year and a half ago. Beley began looking closer at labels and where products were made, even emailing companies for more information on their manufacturing process. She began to support retailers who made a conscious effort to oversee where things were being made and how things were being made.
“I want to create a place in Roswell where you can not only find a unique gift, but you can feel good knowing that your purchase is helping to create opportunities for people globally and locally through a system of mutual entrepreneurship,” Beley said.
She also hopes to host quarterly “meet the maker” events for customers to meet the creative women behind the products made locally.
For more information, visit the website at www.evimeromarketplace.com