E. SMITH MERCANTILE SPECIALTY DRY GOODS offers a curated collection of our most coveted items. We seek manufacturers with family legacies in their craft, and a passion for creating superior quality products. Our in house design team collaborates with our craftsmen to design beautiful, long-lasting pieces we hope will be heirlooms in your home.
Essential Apothecary Alchemist is a revival of the transcendental art of alchemy, an ancient practice of transmuting a common substance to one of greater value with roots in the desire to obtain and manifest the elixir of life. Focusing on the use of pure essential oils, they use only the highest quality ingredients blended together to create simple yet transformative products right here in Seattle, Washington. Eight unisex scents ranging from light to dark can be worn together or layered for an even more complex scent.
A commision from our favorite local artist, Olivia Knapp, the EAA Eye Tote is insured by The Eye of Providence, the all seeing eye. Seen in many cultures around the world Egyptian, Native American, Greek, and Middle Eastern. For creator of EAA, Kate Poole, it represents seeing beyond duality and an enlightened point of view where everything is one.
Olivia Knapp’s intricate hand drawn pen and ink style is influenced by European line engravings of decorative relief and scientific specimens from the 16th to 18th centuries. Her tight cross-hatching technique involves long, slow, and steady curved lines that articulate the surface contours of her subjects; creating supple and tangible imagery. Forever imortalized in this organic cotton tote bag, made with pride in the USA.