RG Natural Babies outfits future-adults in eco-friendly, kid-safe alternatives to mainstream child accessories. Husband-and-wife owners Bradley and Michelle started the business to shield their child from the harmful toxins present in disposable diapers and landfills from their lack of degradability. A natural, organic cloth diaper, such as a hemp diaper by Fuzzi Bunz ($21.95), swaddles baby bottoms in comfort, and a selection of bibs ($5.95–$16.95) takes care of the other end. In addition to baby necessities, RG Natural Babies carries bite-sized brain stimulating toys, such as organic cotton vegetable toys ($7 each) and natural maple teething rings ($16.50) made from a set of Abraham Lincoln's wood teeth. While at the store, parents can let their children enjoy the play area.
In 1958, Guy Day and Dale Williams founded their mattress store with a focus on high-quality products and excellent customer service. After 10 years, the partners unveiled their line of handcrafted, personalized mattress sets under the name Verlo, a combination of their wives' names—Verna and Lois. After more than 40 years, the company has perfected its craft, manufacturing customized mattresses and selling them directly through their show rooms. The stock ranges from plush pillowtops to firm sets, both capable of supporting healthy sleeping patterns and cutthroat pillow fights for years to come.
Razor Sharp Fitness wants to ensure that all of their members will be able to find the fitness routine perfect for them. That's why they offer myriad amenities such as an indoor track, CrossFit classes, and sports-performance training. But where Razor Sharp really shines is in its staff of personal trainers, each with a different set of specialties ranging from weight-loss to sports-specific and military-preparedness training. They work one on one with guests of all fitness levels to help them achieve their fitness goals through a variety of challenging workouts.
Twin sisters and Alpaca Art owners Becky and Brenda helm the cheery studio’s kiln and ready-to-paint bisque objects. Guests of the studio sidle up to an “idea counter” stocked with stamps, stencils, and inspirational booklets before bringing patterns to life on a chosen ceramic. During a weeklong layover in the shop, each personalized curio receives a coat of clear glaze and boards the kiln, becoming immune to the heat of microwaves, dishwashers, and stewardesses who want to put tray tables in their upright and locked positions. The studio also hosts pottery-painting parties for birthdays and other special events and leads summer camps for children and workshops for adults.
Phantom Fireworks first burst onto the scene more than three decades ago. Today, the company lights up backyards of America from coast-to-coast with more than 1,200 locations.
Much like its products, Phantom’s employees frequently take to the skies. They travel around the globe in search of the industry's latest ground and aerial displays before returning home with rockets, missiles, fountains, and aerial repeaters. From there, an extensive in-house testing program takes over, checking each item's safety before it’s sold to the public.
That testing program is just one of Phantom’s pillars of safety. The company also holds memberships with multiple pyrotechnics organizations, and it offers customers additional information about fireworks laws and history through its Fireworks University.