Hey y’all!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I want to start by thanking you for being here and your support of our small local brand. Every small business starts with a passion and a dream but the only thing that keeps it alive is the support of the community and stores that choose to purchase, or carry our products, and represent our brand. You all keep us motivated, inspired and excited to create and experiment with new and unique products and designs!

Let me tell you a little about me and how this little journey began! I've been “creating” as long as I can remember and have always had a nack for looking at an object and seeing its potential. As early as high school, I would find old furniture pieces at a garage sale or Goodwill to refinish and paint. When completed, I would sell it in a local boutique in my home town of Midland, Texas. I also loved building custom furniture and creating my own unique designs through textiles. Space planning, construction and interior design also became a passion.

During my senior year of college at UNT, I interned for a small luxury design firm in Dallas that worked on projects as large as $30 million dollar homes in some of the most prestigious areas of Dallas. We also worked on Dream Home projects where inspiration and creative juices never stopped flowing! I continued to work with them for several more years after graduation where I absorbed a wealth of knowledge. My years with this company taught me “if you can imagine it, they can build it”. I would sit on my sofa and sketch out ideas for drapery, headboards for hours on end. I love the creative process and seeing an idea become a reality!

My tenure ended when I married and moved to Fort Worth, Texas, the city I now call home. A drastic change from my busy, go-go-go, Dallas environment, Fort Worth had a laid back and neighborly vibe. It was a small town community in a big city and I grew to love it and the supportive community. After a break in design the creativeprenuer that I am was craving an outlet and as my love for Fort Worth grew and I watched the excited support of small business and the cities campaign to “Shop Local” I was inspired to create my own local biz!

Cowtown Made was born! Here is where you will find gifts, home décor and apparel all inspired by Fort Worth and other cities in our proud state of Texas. I also love to collaborate with other artists to create new ideas and products. Here you will find local artists and other talented craftsmen and small businesses that I have discovered and even collaborated with along this amazing journey!

So, Welcome! Thank you for stopping by and choosing to shop local! I love a good challenged so bring on your ideas, I would love to work with you! And if you’re another small business owner or artist inspired by us, let’s collaborate! Who knows what fun new ideas we might brainstorm together, let's dream BIG!, the possibilities are endless!

With love from Cowtown,

Whitney Howell

The Fam! (Whitten, Me, Robert & Brooks) Captured by the talented Bree Linne Photography.