From day #1 my passion has been sharing the story
behind where the merchandise I sell is from and who the people are who make
it. Along the way I have built a network
of artisan contacts all over the world.
Beginning with the new century I was blessed to meet my future wife
Susan. She’s a high school Spanish
teacher and loves to travel. This has
consequently accelerated the extent of our artisan network!! The combination of her low budget traveling
with my one-person-shop keeps overhead to a minimum and our prices lower than
most. We deal directly with artisans
(when possible) where they live (mostly Mexico and Guatemala) and pay them their
asking wholesale price. We have no
complicated supply chain, overseas office, or any kind of special assistance
program going on. There are plenty of
organizations out there already doing assistance programs of various sorts. My
focus is providing a streamlined path between artisans and the people who like
The stories we have about our travels and folks in
our artisan network will take a while to compose … I’ll start by posting some
pictures. Please don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail or phone in the
meantime for a live conversation about them.
As the website grows I plan to keep it an easy to navigate garden of
unique splendor … stay tuned!