Creativity + Thoughtfulness + Love + Elbow Grease = Our Handmade, Sustainable, Recycled and Upcycled Products
We are a small microbusiness and apologize that we are unable to support online purchases at this time. Please contact us through the comments if you are interested in making a purchase or placing an order. Thank you for your interest in our products.
We are proud to share that our notecards can be found at these Naperville retailers:
Peace 143 W. Jefferson Avenue Naperville, IL 630.358.9642
Set of 3 Handmade & Bespoke Notecards
Our eco-friendly cards are handmade by our young adults using recycled NCUSD 203 paper. The color and variation is created from the natural pigment and fragrance from flowers that are donated to our program by Trader Joe's, one of our business partners. Each card is uniquely beautiful. Our notecards are sold in sets of 3 and wrapped with our twine. Larger quantities of sets are available to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for orders larger than 50 notecard sets. Please contact us through the comments if you are interested in placing an order.
Perfect for book lovers. Our beautiful bookmarks are locally made with a focus on sustainability. NCUSD 203 shredded paper waste is recycled and transformed with the addition of dehydrated Trader Joe's flower petals to create our beautiful bookmarks; no two are alike. If you prefer, our students will proudly customize your bookmarks by adding quotes about any topic or theme of your choice. We also offer a range of ribbon options including solids and patterns. Larger quantities of bookmarks are available to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for orders larger than 100 bookmarks. Please contact us through the comments if you are interested in placing an order.
Cat-loved and dog-approved; we have yet to find a dissatisfied customer. Our pet toys are made with fleece scraps from Connections Cares blankets. Our braided dog toys come in a range of sizes to please the smallest of Poodles, largest of Mastiff's, and every Schnauzer, Dalmation, and Great Dane in between. Cats love our catnip-stuffed cat toys. Dog toys range in size and price from $2.00 for a small braid tug toy to $8.00 for a braided ring toy. Our catnip stuffed cat toys are $2.00.
Our 3oz. bags of dog treats are proudly made right here at Connections. We make our treats using organic Eco Connections Teaching Garden vegetables or certified organic produce from Trader Joe's, one of our business partners. We take pride in making organic, wholesome, natural, and delicious treats using certified organic russet and sweet potatoes, squash varieties, and carrots. Our students cut, dehydrate, and package your treats at Connections; no factories are involved. Treat your dog right and bring home a bag of our treats today, your dog will beg for more. Our treats are packaged by weight and not volume.
Show your spirit through our beaded lanyards, created to emphasize our student's artistic design. Our students use pony beads to string our lanyards using the colors of NCUSD 203 schools, colleges and universities, and professional sports teams. Each lanyard includes a spring wire gate snap hook and is made with Connections Pride.
Warm, cozy, and made with love; our students will work with you to create the perfect blanket. Our fleece blankets are reversible and feature a fun design or print on one side and a complimentary solid color on the other. Our students create our blankets using a unique knotting design; no more bulky knots poking you when you are wrapped up. Our blankets are approximately 48" x 60"; baby and wheelchair lap blankets are also available.