MEET THE MAKER: the Dazey team
We're constantly inspired by the talented makers that are within our community and in our markets! In today's segment of Meet The Makers, we're getting to know the powerhouse team over at Dazey. Tori, Emily, Chris & Scott are passionate about their CBD - we loved learning a bit more about their process!
How did the idea for Dazey come about? What started this journey?
We were living in Seattle when we started Dazey. We were both working at a tech company and overwhelmed with stress when a co-worker recommended CBD to Tori. At the time, you could only find CBD at local PNW farmers markets or health food stores (if you were lucky). Tori picked up a mint chocolate flavored tincture at a store and hated the taste but loved the benefits. It wasn't until we met the farm we work with today that we found a CBD that we actually liked: no added flavors, sweeteners, or additives. We knew we wanted to share it with the world so we decided to partner with the farm to bring their organically grown hemp to market. We enlisted our co-founders, who are our best friends and extremely talented designers, and the rest is history!
What inspires your work?
We're inspired by so much. Of course, as a brand focused on hemp, we're often inspired by the beauty of the plant itself and the impact it has had on so many. We're also very inspired by color and try to bring a playfulness into our branding that inspires fun, confidence, and relaxation.
Can you tell us a little bit about the process behind the making of Dazey's products?
Unlike large production facilities that source hemp from all over the US for mass production, our hemp is grown, harvested, extracted, and bottled on our small farm in Oregon. It is grown organically under the sun and the CBD only ever leaves the farm to be tested by third-party labs for potency and purity before making its way to our office.
What is essential in your workspace? What helps you set the mood and get into your creative flow?
Design is one of our favorite parts of the business: everything from planning social content to designing our packaging. One of our favorite ways to work with our team is to use a projector for our art files so that everyone can be involved in the process. While one person is designing, you will typically find the rest of us searching for inspo online, inspecting samples, or managing the Spotify queue.
We’d love to know what a perfect day in Ventura looks like for you.
We love spending time around town and you'll often catch us at Frontside Cafe, Topa Topa (of course), or Model Citizen. A perfect day usually starts with walking the dog at the beach and ends in Ojai for date night.
Is there anything new you're working on or any fun new collections you're bringing to our market?
Yes! We launched hemp pre-rolls last year and our customers love them so we're working on some new flower products that will launch in 2023. We're also designing some new merch that we're excited about, including hats with joint holders!
You can find Dazey products, here, and at our Good Tidings Market on December 3rd!