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Product Guide: Back to Anchorage and Eagle River We Go!

It's been a difficult time for everyone and our hope is that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy as we wait to see what the future holds. Hopefully opening the new Bear Box for this month adds a nice surprise to your day. :)

Most of you probably know, but if you don't, each Bear Box thus far has focused on a specific city or region in Alaska. We've made our rounds and are excited to return to Anchorage and Eagle River to show off 4 businesses that we didn't feature on the first go around and that you might (or might not) have heard of!

Grey Fox Candles

Grey Fox Candles came into being when owner Victoria Lawrence decided to pursue her dream of creating pure, eco-friendly, handmade candles. What started as a side hobby turned into something more when there was a huge response from people wanting something local and handmade. Since starting with candles, she has gone on to create beeswax lotions, lip balms, and more.

Learn more: facebook.com/greyfoxcandlesAK

Clay Owen Studios

Autumn Stubbert of Clay Owen Studios teaches stained glass, fused glass, wheel-thrown pottery, and watercolor classes and organizes guest artists for teaching classes in different mediums. She also sells her art at Midnight Sun Cafe, Kaladi Brothers, and many other locations as well as selling her crafts at Forest Fair, Bear Paw Festival, and several other craft fairs.

Learn more: strandedstarfishak.com

Uncle Leroy's Coffee

Uncle Leroy's Coffee started out as a mobile coffee bar (a repurposed 1968 bus) roasting one pour over cup at a time. They now have two locations in Midtown and East Anchorage where they roast 2 lb small batch. They're a divey sort of joint with the goal of fostering a community feel. A place where people can come and "gather because it feels like an extension of themselves."

Learn more: uncleleroyscoffee.com

Timber & Tundra Leather Co.

Timber & Tundra's owner Maria Ballard makes authentic and inspiring leather products, from jewelry and keychains to other custom creations. She created a brand and products that "command attention, exude quality and comfort, and quietly calls to your inner wildness."

Learn more: facebook.com/TimberandTundra

Stay tuned for our interviews with these amazing businesses!