This has been a whirlwind of a year for us here at The Impractical Pig. We opened our ‘e-doors’ on September 5th, 2016, and we’ve been busy building our store and brand ever since. We’ve learned unexpected things within the last five months, and we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the community that we’ve cultivated through our website and social media. So, first and foremost, thank you for all of your support, love, and business! With 2016 in our back pockets, we are looking forward to what the new year will bring. I wanted to take a moment to lay out a little preview of what is to come in 2017 for The Pig.

Local Art – Saying ‘Shop Small’ and supporting our local economy is one thing, actually doing it is another. In 2017 it is my personal goal to highlight 2-4 artists in the Wilmington, NC and Seattle, WA areas. I already have a good idea of who I want to showcase, so stick around, because these artists are talented folks and deserve a bigger spot light! If you’re interested in supporting local biz right now, check out our Freakers, a company homegrown in Wilmington, NC.

Apparel – That’s right! We’ll be adding some sick threads to our shop. I am so excited to add different brands and styles for y’all to wear! Spread the word that clothes are coming to The Pig. Check out our Shanghai robes and pashminas – the newest trend on our website!

New Product – We’ve technically already added new product to our store for 2017. Check out our live cactus key chains, BDuck official items, and Shanghai robes. We aren’t stopping there though, so don’t stop checking back in. This year we’ll be traveling all over the world, bringing home the best.

The “next” BIG game – It’s inevitable… every year there’s a game that everyone and their mother wants. In 2016 it was Identity Games’ Mouthguard Challenge. In 2017- who knows? That’s the fun part about my job. I never know what’s going to be invented next, but I get to search high and low, find it, and share it with you.

So, there you have it! That’s my preview for this year. I hope that you stick around with us, it’s sure to be a fun ride. Don’t forget to follow us on our many profiles for sneak peeks at the farm. Subscribe to our VIP e-club to be the first one to find out about sales, promos, and new items!