Local Love: Sucre Shop—Eat Sweet!
St. Louis mom Brooke Pratt has had quite a year. What began as an eco-friendly way to pack her kids’ lunches at summer camp quickly spiraled into a full-time job, international wholesaling and media spotlight from the likes of Food & Wine magazine, HGTV and the “Today” show. What is her skill, you ask? Brooke is the founder of St. Louis-based Sucre Shop—the very first business to create customized wooden utensils with bright colors and graphics.
Sucre Shop began on Etsy in 2011 and received a quick launch into the realm of success. The utensils are not only fun, but are created by locally harvested Birchwood, making them sustainable and fully biodegradable. Each set can be fully customized with color, design or text, making them the perfect addition for food-loving occasions.
Sucre Shop has been featured in many publications and blogs including the July/August issue of Martha Stewart Living, People, Parenting, House Beautiful, Redbook and Real Simple. They are also a contender (along with St. Louis furniture craftsman, Dave Stine) in the 2013 edition of Martha Stewart American Made, a national competition that honors crafters from across the nation.
You can find Sucre Shop utensils locally at West Elm (Saint Louis Galleria), where they were chosen as one of eight local artisans to be carried at the St. Louis location of the national chain. For customizations, web retail or information about wholesale, visit Sucre Shop on Etsy.