Ready to shop for ethically-sourced chocolate and fashion pieces in Birmingham? The long-awaited [re]opening of Honeycreeper Chocolate and basic. is finally here. Stop by their new shared space on 2nd Ave N to stock up for the holidays.
2 separate shops in 1 storefront: basic. + Honeycreeper
Honeycreeper Chocolate and basic. shop-share, but these two separate businesses have important values in common. Honeycreeper Chocolate founder Courtney Pigford and basic. founder Lacey Woodroof are committed to highlighting and sharing ethically-sourced products with a focus on supply chain transparency.
FUN FACT: There’s going to be a tasting room and educational space where the community can learn and discover more from each business.
Where you’ll find them
You’ll find their new space near Bham faves like El Barrio, Lé Fresca and Bamboo on 2nd.
- Location: 2214 2nd Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203, in the historic Taylor Carriage Building
For their [re]opening weekend, the shop is open with amended hours—you’re invited to come by Friday, December 3 between 11AM-4PM and Saturday, December 4 between 11AM-8PM.
Regular hours resume the week of December 6.
- Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM | Thursday-Saturday 11AM-8PM
basic. may be the name of this clothing shop, but nothing is basic about either this group of women or the clothes they curate. All the pieces at basic. are ethically-made by indie designers with transparent manufacturing processes—AKA slow fashion: an environmentally-conscious way of designing and repurposing fabrics for today’s evolving fashion industry.
A big part of the mission of basic. is to educate the local community and beyond on the fashion industry—sharing the importance of conscious consumerism and the impact of carbon footprints and material waste often found in fast fashion trends.
Because other people have done the homework for you, you can feel good about your fashion choices at basic.—there are no guilty purchases here!
Did we mention that five percent of every sale at basic. goes to the Southern Poverty Law Center and Human Rights Watch? WOW.
“We also have laundry products that are safe for both clothes and the environment and help extend the life of your products.”Lacey Woodroof
Chocolate lovers, let’s go
Honeycreeper Chocolate shares crafted treats, snacks and more you won’t find anywhere else in The Magic City.
Try their unique treats—like the chocolate mousse bar or snacking cacao in different spiced and sweet flavors. They also have a wide variety of bonbons and craft chocolate bars.
PRO TIP: Ask their advice on creating your own chocolate charcuterie board (yes, that’s a thing) at home and impress your guests this season.
Wanna know another cool thing about Honeycreeper Chocolate’s offerings? They’ve expanded shelf space to share DIY hot chocolates. They’ll also have hot chocolates on tap for a cozy night out, complete with a unique selection of marshmallows to top it all off.
So stop by for a sweet treat at Birmingham’s Honeycreeper Chocolate. There’s something everyone can enjoy.
PS: If you’re a Huntsville transplant like me, then you’ll love to know they carry Pizzelle’s Confections in the new shop.
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