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- @hidinginhere: Your eyeballs might think they're looking at a Pinterest board, Martha Stewart blog, West Elm catalog, or maybe even an ad for organic baby clothes, but nope, it's just Shauna Alterio's Instag
- @reloadbags: RELoad's been in the handmade, custom messenger bag game since 1998. Peep their Instagram account to see new fabric arrivals, fresh designs, and pics of the assembly process. Or just stop by RELoa
- @honestalchemyco: Honest Alchemy, the natural indigo-dyed product line from Moore grad Beth McTear, is really starting to gain traction. In fact, the designer's hand-dyed scarves just landed on the shelv
- @fabrichorse: Y'know those bike lock holsters your cyclist friends wear? They're likely made by Fabric Horse, a label of utilitarian accessories with a brick-and-mortar location on East Passyunk Avenue. Rely
- @normanporter: Made by hand right here in Philly, men's denim by Norman Porter caters to rough-and-tumble types with an appreciation for quality and durability. Think True Grit meets the after-hours
- @giantdwarfshop: Sue Eggen, the artisan behind the now-retired, celeb-favorite Starlette Crown hairpiece, snaps pics of her impossibly perfect rowhome,
- @johnwindmaximalart: Follow Philly jewelry designer John Wind as he travels the country to gain even more fans of his vintage-modern jewelry line.
- @girlscantell: Sara Selepouchin is now the owner of the East Passyunk Avenue gift
- @thedecades19xx: Worn by 20-somethings who are way, way cooler than you, The Decades Hat Co.'s five-panel hats are released in small runs, bolstering the Philly label's status symbol appeal.
- @pilotandcaptain: The travel-themed product line from Philadelphia graphic design house The Heads of State, Pilot & Captain is taking names and cashing checks. We're thinking the best is yet to come for
- @lobomauclothing: Providing visual proof that fashion design is serious work, Nicole Haddad, the designer behind the contemporary women's label Lobo Mau, shares snapshots of all stages of the production p
- @heirloomhomeandstudio: Handmade porcelain berry baskets in shades of robin's egg blue. Family vacation candids. Kids behind pennant garland-draped lemonade stands. We can't even with this Instagra
- @oldblooddesigns: Where does Morgan Jamison find inspiration for her Old Blood line of evening
- @jaymccarroll: Want to catch up with Jay McCarroll, the designer who did Philly proud by winning Project Runway's debut season? McCarroll's color-happy feed on Instagram is where to do it.
- @domstreater: Another Project Runway victor on this list, Dom Streater has been keeping busy with fashion shows, parties, appearances, travel, and all other spoils she earned with her Season 12 win.
- @analogwatchco: Curious how Analog Watch Co.'s wood-faced watches would look on the beach? n
- @bloodmilk: All that's surreal, supernatural, or just straight-up haunting gets a nod on Blood Milk's black-and-white feed. We're scared, but we can't look away. Send help!
- @ninobrand: Tag along with Philly designer Bela Shehu of Nino Brand as she shares inspirational quotes and pics of new designs, then poses for photoshoots with Glamour magazine. NBD.
- @adornbysarahlewis: Yoga poses, music festivals, handcrafted jewelry...It's all in a day's work for the modern bohemians at this Fishtown boutique.
- @refind: Sure, the succulents inside might perish under the care of your less-than-green thumb, but Refind's use of reclaimed, upcycled planters will help assuage your guilt.
And it's back: our second edition of Philly's must-follow Instagrammers. In our last roundup, we looked at the 21 local boutiques making waves on the 'gram; today, it's all about the local creatives who keep their hands busy with indigo dye, fabric bolts, metalwork, and silkscreen presses.
These are the 20 designers and makers, movers and shakers making It happen. If you didn't know about them yet, now you do.
· The 21 Philly Shops You Should Be Following on Instagram [Racked Philly]