About Us


Upstate Crate Co. was born from the idea that gifting should be both meaningful and lasting. In our fast paced, mass produced world, it is rare we are given something made uniquely by the hand of a craftsman. Something created from attention, detail, and the commitment to quality. Goods that are marked by their maker with both pride and passion. 

We've committed ourselves to the value in conscious and sustainable product creation and have sourced each item found in our collection with intention and mindfulness. 

All of our gift boxes feature products from New York makers and artisans that share the same vision of creating a stronger, more sustainable local economy and community. 

Faye Jones, Owner/Curator. Faye has a strong passion for creating a more sustainable, intentional, and mindful lifestyle. She has a love of all things handmade and a genuine interest in the stories of the artisans that create those things. She is passionate about creating strong connections in the local community and about sharing the personal stories of the New York Makers featured in our boxes.

Amber Chaves, Creative Consultant. Amber's long time passion has been community building and sustainability. Reminiscent over the tri-city downtowns of long ago as depicted by her family members as bustling areas of manufacturing and commerce, Amber admires the history in the handmade and the energy of entrepreneurs.