Everything in this webshop is handmade, by women who are less fortunate than we are, who need that little extra to send their kids to school and to have access to health care.
Are they less happy ? I am convinced that they are not, on the contrary. But they have a talent and a skill and hands who can make beautiful things with love and dedication. It fills them with pride and happiness that their creations are sold at the other end of the world. That people appreciate and value heir work.
It started as a crazy idea, an impulsive adventure or how an idea grew into something real. It took a lot of work but provided tons of energy. And a lot of gratitude. This is my story.Read more
Let us reflect on the role of crafts in the lives of women around the world. Next time you contemplate a purchase from an artisan or creative community, consider the following points : The act of making beautiful objects with our hands is a sacred act that women have been engaged in since practically the beginning of time. Craftsmansh[...]Read more
25 years ago Patricia Thorndike married into a Dominican family that lived in extreme poverty. Several family members had lost their lives to diseases that money and access to proper health care could have cured. She saw her husband’s family home taken away by a hurricane. Since that time she has been passionate about alleviating extre[...]Read more