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Save by shopping small | November 28, 2015

Glean is featured in this spot on post-Thanksgiving Short North shopping on NBC4.

I feel like it creates more of a bond… when I can speak to the goods that I have, so personally.”


Columbus Alive | April 30, 2015

A nice shout-out from Mick Evans at One Line Coffee in Columbus Alive.

[Glean owner Dawn McCombs] makes the best handmade soap loafs I’ve ever had or used. My absolute favorite is the tobacco and bay leaf. It’s really clean in its herbal scent, but it has this really nice sweetness too.”


Short North Gazette | March, 2015

The story of how Glean came to be is told in this month’s Short North Gazette.

One thing you will always find at Glean is McCombs’s warm spirit, new and unusual merchandise – and of course something you never knew you needed.”


COLUMBUS! SOMETHING NEW | January 11, 2015

Burke Hill and Amy Collins interview Dawn for their Columbus lifestyle podcast.


Columbus Dispatch: Local shops, stops appeal to guests | November 6, 2014

Glean is an essential stop for Short North holiday shopping.

Pick up a bar (or three) of my favorite homemade soap at Glean.”


Good Morning Columbus | November 2, 2014

Glean’s delicious handmade soaps are showcased on the Good Morning Columbus program.

I wish people could smell this, because they smell great!”


Columbus Monthly | July, 2014

Glean is featured in Columbus Monthly’s “Best of Columbus 2014: Shopping – Subterranean Finds”

Owner Dawn McCombs—who calls her shop’s aesthetic “steampunk-meets-Alice in Wonderland”—truly takes the “one person’s trash is another’s treasure” adage to heart (think baby-doll-head planters, embroidered denim journals and soap made with corn grits).”


Cork It: Artist Ben Sostrom | April 1, 2014

Ben’s amazing pocket-size renderings of Columbus landmarks are spotlighted in Columbus Monthly. And check out his nifty light-bulb terrariums!

They’re ordinary, kind of industrial materials that don’t get a second look. It’s about being able to repurpose them and look at them in a completely different way.”


Artist carving unique miniatures of iconic Columbus buildings | December 15, 2013

Ben Sostrom’s fabulous wine-cork carvings of Columbus architectural icons are highlighted in Columbus Underground.

My favorite landmark to carve was probably the LeVeque,” says Sostrom. Growing up, he had been a frequent visitor of the LeVeque. “My grandparents were ushers for CAPA when I was a kid, so I spent a lot of time there seeing shows.”


The Best of The Road | 2013

Glean appears in Rand McNally’s Best of the Road online travel guide, as one of  12 must-see places in Columbus.

… ever inventive, ever changing, and ever environmentally friendly.”


Knotty and Nice | September 14, 2013

One of Glean’s artists, Patrick Allison, is featured in Outlook Columbus for his fun and fancy bowties, all made from repurposed materials. For more information on Patrick and Knotty Co., see the full article at Outlook Columbus.

Patrick’s bowties are fabulous and fashion forward,” said Glean owner Dawn McCombs. “I especially love that he makes them out of repurposed materials, using fabrics that are colorful and fun.”


The Hot List | September 1, 2013

Glean’s line of natural soaps are included in Capital Style’s “Seven items to put on your shopping list”. For the full article, please visit Capital Style.

Art-teacher-turned-shop-owner Dawn McCombs, who recently opened Glean, uses goodies from her own chemical-free garden and local farmer’s markets to create an ever-changing rotation of natural soaps.”


Best of the Best | September 1, 2013

Glean highlighted in Columbus Parent’s September “Best of the Best” guide.

Best place for a $5-or-under girlfriend gift: Glean (Short North), where you can cut a chunk of organic, handmade soap.”


Till You Drop | July 18, 2013

Upon our opening, Glean is featured in The Columbus Dispatch’s Life & Entertainment section by Capital Style editor, Kristy Eckert. For the full article, please visit The Columbus Dispatch.

The brainchild of Dawn McCombs, Glean is another Etsy-come-to-life type of shop featuring products made by Columbus-area artisans…The former teacher created a venue to help peddle their goods, all of which have an element of reusing or “upcycling” that sends a subtle message about environmental awareness.”