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Support Independent Makers This Holiday Season

Give Gifts Made by These Incredible Otis College Alumni

The holiday season can be full of sales and big store blow-outs, but the art of gift giving requires a little more thought. For the loved ones on your list consider gifts that are designed, handcrafted, illustrated, or curated by independent makers. We've put together a few recommendations from alumni-owned businesses that offer something for everyone, from luxurious yet playful kids clothing to sustainable furniture to the perfect planter for your office. 

These alumni entrepreneurs can attest, running a business requires a lot of heart and hustle. Melanie Abrantes (’12 Product Design) recently shared how her love of developing products was nurtured at Otis College and how she successfully launched her product line post-graduation. To check out more alumni-owned businesses, visit