The Nutmeg Collective is Connecticut's largest network of handmade artisans and vintage collectors.

We strive to bring together a network of the most authentic of small businesses; the makers, the artists, the curators, the creative minds across Connecticut. Our goal is to support the needs of the makers, through our extensive network of small businesses, owners, and their support staff.

Our Mission

  • Provide a supportive and encouraging environment where creatives can share ideas and receive honest feedback and advice
  • Connect small business creatives with like-minded individuals
  • Provide business workshops geared toward creative small business
  • Facilitate conversations between creatives and retail establishments, media outlets, and market masters.
  • Provide honest and helpful feedback for creatives

Joining the Nutmeg Collective was one of the best “business” decisions I’ve made. This group has been an invaluable source of information, opportunities, and best of all, support. Our leaders are amazingly committed, and the members are constant cheerleaders- no success is too small! My business has indeed grown since joining, but more importantly than that is the sense of community that I’ve come to count on since becoming part of the Collective. I’m proud to call my fellow “Nutmeggers” colleagues, and friends.
— Michelle Starzec-Ducharme, MSD Design

What We've Achieved

Since our inception in December 2013, the Nutmeg Collective has become a reputable source for high-quality Connecticut-made artisan and vintage goods. 

  • Four member businesses were featured in Connecticut Magazine's 40 Under 40 Class of 2016
  • 18 Members were included in Connecticut Magazine's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide
  • Established the Love Local Market, a popular monthly pop-up artisan marketplace at Get Baked in Windsor.
  • Featured on Better Connecticut, with individual segments for 10 of our members
  • Established a forum for Connecticut's small gift shops, connecting makers with shop owners
  • Three members chosen by Martha Stewart to be part of her American Made shop on Amazon