BIG SKY SOUL, based in Winifred & Havre, Montana, is a woman-owned small business operated by 2 creative-minded, soulful sisters. They currently design and produce their own product line, STORY STOLES. Their mission is to bolster small communities around the world by featuring everyday artisans in their online store.
Brooke James is a Graphic Designer by trade & busy mom of 3 young boys.
Rev. Stacey Heggem is an ELCA Lutheran Pastor, rancher's wife, & step-mom to 3 awesome teenagers.
Brooke and Stacey grew up in a creative household. Their mother, a talented seamstress and quilter, taught them sewing and the art of imaginative design from a young age. Their father, accustomed to dabbling in all sorts of construction and artistic ventures, reinforced their sense of wonder and appreciation for handmade, heart-filled artisanship.
In 2015, while sitting around a campfire one evening, talking about their interests and love for all things art, they decided to embark as sister-partners on a creative enterprise. This was the day Story Stoles, their first small-business venture, was born. Since then, they've been sharing the story of God's love through the making and marketing of clergy stoles for pastors, deacons, and those who love them.
Over the years, they've gained a strong appreciation for small-business ownership. They've experienced joys and challenges only small-batch, homemade producers of goods can understand. They recognize the many ways small businesses add vibrancy to their local communities and a willingness to invest in and support all aspects of a person or community's life, health, and wellness. Thus, Brooke and Stacey took to launching Big Sky Soul.
The mission of Big Sky Soul is to support the artisanship of everyday people locally and around the world. Based in two rural communities in central Montana, they're especially excited to form relationships with and feature the handiwork of those living, working, and playing within their own communities and beyond. Are you interested in selling your spiritually-inclined gifts or products in our online store? Contact us! We can't wait to partner with you!