Best friends who grew up in neighboring towns in New Hampshire, Emerson and Ryan run the e-commerce site EmersonMade together. The company, which sells locally made women's clothing (their new line of silk prints debuts this spring!), accessories and housewares, was officially born two years ago when the duo was living in New York City. Emerson, a classically trained painter, started making large fabric flowers for herself to wear. After more and more women kept asking where she got them, she decided to sell them online. And from there, the company has grown rapidly. After 10 years in NYC, the couple moved themselves and the new company back home to New Hampshire. Now Ryan runs all the day-to-day operational stuff ("I'm her lackey!" he jokes), while Emerson focuses on being the creative force behind the company.