Here at Almanac, we believe that life is better lived when you connect with nature and flow with seasonal living.
It's our mission to help you achieve this connection, by making and curating goods that fill your life and home with intentional, nature-sourced and -inspired items that help you tap into the rhythms of the Earth, so that you can discover the joy and beauty of natural living.
From Winter's beckoning to cozy up and go within, to Summer's promise of outdoor fun, we are dedicated to sourcing goods to help you live through each season with intention.
Almanac Supply Co. goods are sourced from forests, fields, and caves around the world, though we have a special place in our hearts for handmade and small-batch products form the U.S., with focus on supporting makers in our hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
To tell you the story of this business, is to tell you the story of us: we're Emily and David, high school sweethearts who grew up together to become entrepreneurs and makers, dedicated to finding beautiful products that make you fall in love with nature.
In college we both earned degrees in Geography, the study of the Earth. Emily went the way of cultural and historical geography with a focus in wine geography (that research was so tough, as you can imagine), while David went on to earn a Masters degree with experience in forest dynamics and tree-ring science (with a couple of scientific publications under his belt).
While in school, Emily fell in [practical, this-could-make-a-career] love with business, especially in the world of makers and creatives, and went on to spend over a decade helping build online businesses for creative entrepreneurs, becoming a leader in the space as host of the top-rated business podcast, Being Boss – all the while dreaming of one day launching a retail brand of her own.
And through it all we've gone on making and loving nature. For years before starting Almanac Supply Co., we made candles as Christmas gifts for family and friends (the Autumn scent was a well-loved favorite long before we opened our doors). In 2015 we packed up our belongings and hit the road, taking our daughter and our dog on a 40-day road trip across America. It was that same year that David bought Emily her first big rock.
On the Winter Solstice in 2015, David surprised Emily with a gift of a beautiful slap of flashy Labradorite. It's magical shine ignited a passion for crystals that left them both enamored with the world of minerals.
Almost exactly one year later, during a shared holiday trip to NYC, Emily woke with a start with the word "almanac" in her mind, and a full vision for a product company that brought to life her passions for business, small batch goods, crystals, and seasonal living.
One more year later and Almanac Supply Co. was born, as the wheel of the year turned from 2017 to 2018, bringing together Emily and David's shared love of business, crystals, and the magic of nature.
Since those early days, our little nature business has grown. We pride ourselves on making our candles in-house, with our team in our maker studio with a view of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, TN, along with several of our other products. We also love working with our maker friends to collaborate on products that will help you connect with the seasons, and opening a new box of crystals, your gateway to living with nature, will always be our favorite way to spend our day.
Welcome to Almanac Supply Co. – let us help you bring nature home.