If you’re a long time reader of The Scout, you’re familiar with our love affair with the Catskills and the Hudson Valley. Not only is it an ideal escape from the city but it also consists of some of the most talented artisans in the state. That’s why when Hudson Made unveiled itself over the summer we were intrigued by its development. They released their line of Fancy Black Soaps made in the Castskills as their initial offering but always had plans to feature other artisans from the region. Last week saw the opening of their online store featuring products for the home and office as well as vintage finds from their travels to flea markets. Hudson Made offers products from the region and beyond that share a philosophy that is rooted in craftsmanship and character. Cutting board oils from Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co., wooden spoons from Jonathan Simons, Sara Barner leather goods, and pottery and stoneware from dbO Home are but a few items in their catalog. We’re seeing more and more of these independent online retailers that specialize in small and carefully produced products with an attention to the artisans and we couldn’t be more happier about that.