Acres Artisans

Acres Artisans is a collection of small businesses operated by artists and entrepreneurs with autism with the support of the ACRES Project. These businesses help provide meaningful employment as well as creative, educational and social opportunities for adults with autism. Whether you're looking to embroider your corporate logo, buy customized merch for your college club, or browse locally handcrafted soaps and gifts, our talented artists have a product to fit your needs. And if you're an adult on the autism spectrum who would like to join us, please get in touch!

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Current Businesses:

ACRES of Joy Soaps

SoapsAcres of Joy is a handcrafted soap business operated entirely by adults on the autism spectrum. Using molds, fragrances, and natural mica colors, participants create luxurious, high-quality shea butter soaps with endless combinations of shapes, sizes, and scents. Unlike traditional cold-process soaps containing synthetic chemicals, our products are made using only all-natural ingredients of the highest quality.

M&A Embroidery and Design

Img 20200801 150043703This is your one-stop shop for personalized products! M&A's dye sublimation process permanently fuses inks into each product to create durable, lasting mementos. Coffee mugs, puzzles, shirts, and more can be personalized with your text, photos, or artwork. And that's not all: their state of the art embroidery machine and digitizing service can reproduce your logo, name, or monogram in thread on virtually any type of textile, from dish towels to ballcaps.

Beard Oils

1613071572593Entrepreneur Christian has utilized his passions for chemistry and fragrance blending to formulate a line of handcrafted small batch beard oils to help you treat your beard right. Each 1/2 oz. bottle contains an all-star team of the best jojoba, grapeseed, sweet almond, and organic castor oils to nourish and moisturize your beard and skin. Fragrant essential oils and vitamin E are then hand-blended with these natural powerhouses to create bold new scents for the ultimate beard care experience.

Christian's small-batch beard oils may be purchased online at, or in-person at Black Diamond Barber Parlor in Bellefonte and Badger & Hound Barber Parlor in Downtown State College.