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Welcome Parker Clay

As we celebrate Women’s History Month around the Block, we are excited to welcome Parker Clay to Free Market! Parker Clay joins our micro-district as yet another business that breaks the bias of female employment and empowerment. Owned by husband and wife duo, Ian and Brittany, Parker Clay makes premium leather bags, totes, wallets, and more while supporting women in their own community.

Parker Clay built their business on a simple premise, to make “a better bag for a better world”. Their journey began when a news story caught their family’s eyes about the startling number of orphans in Ethiopia, and by 2012, they were living in the country with their two sons and two adopted daughters. Quickly realizing the obstacles many women faced in Ethiopia, they longed for a way to support their communities and make a difference for vulnerable women.

With a mission to promote craftsmanship, sustainability, and safe working spaces, they started Parker Clay. By hiring at-risk women to hand-make their products, providing all of the training, resources, and financial literacy opportunities necessary, they are empowering women to build careers and establish independence.

FACES OF THE BLOCK

Meghan Gold

For[a]ged Restaurant & Raw Bar

@foraged_restaurant

Continuing our celebration of Women's History Month, meet Meghan Gold, co-owner of For[a]ged Restaurant. Serving up dishes like sushi, traditional Japanese small plates, and yakitori, as well as private omakase chef tastings, For[a]ged is an homage to the nature of ingredients used in this culinary-inspired restaurant.

Lindsay Parton

Free Market

@freemarket.co

Meet Lindsey Parton, co-owner of Dairy Block's own Free Market, an ever-evolving collective of vendors, small businesses, craftsmen and women, and more. Lindsey is also the curator of Alchemy Works, a coastal California retail, gallery, and event space concept within Free Market.

Cindi Wiley

Deviation Distilling

@deviationdistilling

Cindi owns Deviation Distilling along with her husband, Bob Wiley, and the Head Distiller, Dave Gade. Hand-crafting everything from their distinct gin and whiskey expressions to their house syrups, supplemental spirits, and garnishes, Deviation curates a seasonally-inspired menu of cocktails and small bites.

Sarah Ortega

Sarah O. Jewelry

@sarahojewelry

In celebration of Women's History Month, we're featuring women business owners on the Block. Meet Sarah Ortega, CEO and President of Sarah O. Jewelry. She's been showing her extraordinary collections of jewelry at Dairy Block since 2019, cultivating a space of love and connection for our entire community.

Block-Wide Art

Denver Milk Market and Dairy Block have partnered with the Athena Project for a block-wide art installation celebrating women. "Women in Their Infinite Forms" features ten local artists who have designed female mannequins with their own interpretation of the theme. Spot them on display all over the Block throughout the month of March.

Blue Ruby Boutique

Unique, Classic Styles for Women & Men

Blue Ruby Boutique is yet another female-owned business here on the Block. Owner Julie Watson and her team of retail staff curate a distinctive collection of clothing, jewelry, shoes, handbags, grooming products, and more that appeal to shoppers of all styles. Be sure to check out their sister-space, The Cat Club, a unique event space for parties, fashion shows, or just a night out!