The Gemini Collective is a lifestyle brand with a curated collection of global and local handmade, fair trade home goods, boho style clothing and accessories. We specialize in collaborating with local and global artisans to create and customize handmade unique pieces made available for you to shop.


The Gemini Collective was created by me, Emily Powell, in 2019. It was born out of my love for print, color and free-form bohemian style both in my wardrobe and home.  I'm so inspired when I travel-by the the cultures, the people and the art they create, I wanted to bring bits and pieces from those places back and have them available all in one place. I have a baby girl Penelope Capri and a brindle Great Dane Kobe with my husband Breighen and we live outside of Des Moines, Iowa. I have spent years in the creative industry buying and visual merchandising, prop and wardrobe styling, photoshoot production and event styling. I have always dreamed of creating something of my own and I really wanted to create a new way to shop local with the convenience of Amazon but with the specialness of being on vacation and finding a piece you love that no one else has. I'm inspired by artists and the heart and soul that goes into handmade pieces, and I strive to work with artisans and designers who value sustainability and ethically produced pieces.

We’re based in Des Moines, Iowa and share a space with Dane Fabrication on the first floor of Mainframe Studios, an artist building downtown. You can shop here online or shop my studio at Mainframe Studios Suite #101.

Studio Hours are Thursday, Friday 12 PM-6 PM, Saturday 11-3 PM with events being posted here monthly!