Rhody Gem: Rhody Craft

June 2020

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Rhody Craft is a gift shop and gallery that specializes in local handmade goods, Rhode Island souvenirs, and selected national brands.

Walk along the heart of Hope Street and look for Rhody Craft spelled out in bright blue letters against a wood facade.

If you like a unique shop that gives back to the community, this is the place for you. Owner Kim Clark has filled Rhody Craft with all kinds of colorful artsy things, along with uniquely Rhode Island merch like Benny’s mugs. Clark recently collaborated with local artist Voz Perkins of Fishcakes to offer a “Flatten the Curve” T-shirt and mug featuring character Rhody Racoon, with 20 percent of sales going to the RI Community Food Bank. While recent restrictions have led to online sales and curbside pickups, Clark enjoys the vibe of being in the shop. “We love chatting with customers and often we’ll have everyone in the store throwing in their two cents,” says Clark. “Lately we’re selling a lot of Happy Boxes, which are themed gift boxes meant to send to friends/family to cheer them up while we’re locked down. Each box contains 5-10 individual items, all gift-wrapped in cheerful papers so that opening is sure to make someone’s day.”

 

769 Hope Street • info@rhodycraft.com  • @rhodycraft

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