Doser: Winter Session
Founders: Tanya Fleisher and Roy Katz
Why we love them: Each and every item, handmade by Tanya and Roy in their dreamy Andersonville studio, is saturated with care, style and timeless utility. Sophisticated and rugged, Winter Session goods are true heirlooms.
Products: Slim leather cardholders, roomy waxed canvas totes, denim aprons and more — all made with carefully sourced new and upcycled materials from North America.
Doser: Lara Miller
Founder: Lara Miller
Why we love her: Miller’s designs incorporate her love of her native Chicago — influences include the city’s renowned architecture — and a passionate commitment to the land beyond this concrete jungle. Suppliers of her organic and eco-friendly fabrics are thoroughly vetted, and Miller hand-draws her patterns on scrap paper to create less waste. Not to mention that her pieces are infinitely wearable … like, really. Lara Miller designs are to be interpreted by the wearer, whatever suits her fancy.
Products: Clothing and accessories that don’t skimp on luxury or style — or options, most pieces can be worn multiples ways — while making a positive impact on the planet.
Doser: Mess Hall & Co
Founders: Marianne and Hans Peter Sundquist
Why we love them: Chef Marianne knocked our socks off with her clever and satisfyingly soulful cuisine at In Fine Spirits (r.i.p. marinated brussels and cauliflower). This character has carried through to her latest venture in partnership with her husband: a well-edited collection of jams, mustards, and other preserved foods crafted with love and a sense of humor.
Products: Mustard, bar cherries, fruit preserves, and a special tea blend, all made from farm-sourced ingredients and packaged perfectly. Oh, and don’t forget the complimentary music download to rock out in the kitchen.
Doser: Cheese Dream
Founder: Jordan Ceresnie
Why we love him: Hands down Cheese Dream serves up the best grilled cheese around! Ceresnie modernizes this all American classic, topping it with choices like tomato slices, ham, or bacon and some great pickles on the side.
Products: Warm, open-faced cheese sandwichs…yumm.
Dose appearances: December 4, February 12, May 13 and counting.
Doser: Mama’s Nuts
Founders: Adrienne Lo (one half of the dynamic duo behind another Dose Market favorite, X-marx)
Why we love them: Not content to rely on bottled versions, the vanilla extract used in Mama’s Nuts’ sweet offerings is made in-house using small-batch bourbon and Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans from their past Dose partner in crime, Rare Tea Cellar.
Products: Ridiculously addictive sweet nut brittles and spiced almonds and peanuts.
Dose appearances: World debut at the September 25, November 6, December 4, February 12, April 15, May 13 and counting.