While wandering around the Holiday Market, be sure to stop by and check out Tig & Cooneys! Tig & Cooney’s offers gender neutral unique handmade products with vintage maps such as napkins, handkerchiefs, and bandanas! We had the chance to chat with the owner, Lisa. Listen to what she has to say during her spotlight!
Tig & Cooney’s
Where are you based?
Tig & Cooney’s has been an Etsy shop (online store) for 3 1/2 years. All products and custom orders can be found and purchased through my website at www.tigandcooneys.com. To make my items, I have a room in my house in Olyphant that I’ve turned into a small workshop.
When did you decide to create your own company?
June 2013 is when I officially started my Etsy shop and began taking orders. But I’ve being making handmade gifts for many years before deciding to sell them. It has been a dream of mine since I was a child to have a business like the one I have today, and only hope for it to continue to grow!
How did you begin incorporating maps and print into your products?
My line of products has always included using maps as the feature. We all have a story of where we’ve come from, and we have pride in our story and our hometown – Maps tell that story, and they are timeless. Even though a specific place or person may change, the map stays the same. It’s a comforting constant. I specifically use vintage maps (from the 60’s and 70’s, some may not call that vintage :)) – these gifts are unique but also are for anyone, they’re not gender or age specific.
Do you have an absolute favorite product (or best seller)?
This year my favorite products are the topographic textiles. Napkins, handkerchiefs, and bandanas will be available at the Holiday Market, and this year the maps have expanded to include areas that I have not had in the past such as Mid Valley and Valley View areas, along with Scranton, the Abingtons (including Dalton, Waverly, Glenburn, State Park) and the North Pocono region!
What are you looking forward to at this years ScrantonMade Holiday market?
I’m so excited that this year we will be in the Globe store! I have many fond memories of shopping there with my mother, aunt, and grandma when I was younger. I’m looking forward to seeing how Scranton Made turns this once iconic space into a magical holiday marketplace again! And, I always love interacting with customers, because I don’t have a brick and mortar shop it’s great to see repeat customers that have been buying from me for years and talk about the stories of the gifts they’ve given from my shop, and to meet new customers that haven’t heard of Tig & Cooneys yet!
What’s your favorite thing about owning a business in/around Scranton, PA?
We live in such a collaborative and giving community. I’m so proud to be a part of ScrantonMade’s events each year. I’m grateful to be apart of this team of makers and artists, who always support each other, and understand the value of something handmade.
Where else can our readers find you?
My products are also sold in brick and mortar stores in the area: LAVISH, 600 Linden Street, Scranton, and the Waverly General Store, 1201 N. Abington Rd., Waverly. I’m also on Instagram and Facebook.