About Us

Made in TN brings the best of Tennessee-made artisan and specialty products together in one place, so finding the local items you love—from the makers you love to support— is easier than ever. Shop curated gift boxes or choose your own candles, mugs, popcorn, chocolate, drink mixers, gifts and more, right down to the tees and hats that locals actually wear. With two brick-and-mortar shops (Nashville and Franklin) and a fully stocked online store, Made in TN makes it possible to enjoy a little Tennessee from anywhere in the world.

Though plenty of visitors swing by to pick up a little “Tennessee to go” to remember their Nashville travels, Made in TN is more showcase than souvenir shop, sourcing the best local products from creative newcomers and established icons alike. You’ll find all kinds of Tennessee treats here, from stone-ground chocolate to hand-poured candles; locally roasted coffee to biscuits and jam; hand-screened textiles to artist-designed notebooks and stationery. A stop at shopmadeintn.com is like visiting a highly curated, blue-ribbon market packed with the state’s best creators, artisans, chefs, and makers. 

Made in TN is the brainchild of husband and wife team, Ilex and Sarah Pounders. They started the business in 2016 as a way to support and promote Tennessee makers, bringing the best of the best together to collectively boost local brands. What started as an online retail business quickly grew to include two brick-and-mortar locations that draw locals and visitors for a little Tennessee year-round.

Deeply rooted in Nashville and raising its next generation, Ilex, Sarah, and daughter Aubri continue their quest to intentionally source the best of Tennessee so that others can enjoy the rich flavors, unique style, and quick Southern wit that makes their home state so special.  

Find curated gift crates, build your own gift box, or shop for your favorite Tennessee-made delights.