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Small Business Spotlight: Silk Stem Collective in Joliet!

Silk Stem Collective is a Joliet based business that began in early 2020. Their mission is to reduce waste in the wedding industry by renting affordable, high-quality faux flowers.

They offer over 10 different fake flower collections available for rent on their website. Not only are their hyper-realistic flowers as beautiful as fresh and a fraction of the cost, but they have a lower carbon footprint than most fresh flowers which makes them a great option for eco-conscious consumers.

It’s no secret COVID has turned the wedding industry on its head, especially in the Chicago area leaving so many vendors looking for ways to continue to serve couples in  a safe way.

In early 2020 the business struggled with customer acquisition which was scary and frustrating for founders and sisters Amanda and Megan. But as the year continued, they saw a new market emerging: more and more couples were eloping or having micro weddings due to the social distancing restrictions. These couples were looking for affordable options and Silk Stem delivered.

Since then, they have been working hard to see the pandemic as an opportunity rather than a burden by catering to smaller events. They believe even the smallest event deserves beautiful florals.

Silk Stem Collective has new collections coming out this Spring so if you’re looking for affordable, beautiful wedding flowers, consider checking them out HERE.

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Danielle Tufano









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