Meet Our Artisans
Each season we feature artisans from around the world whose products are in showcased in our current collection. Discover how these talented artisans make their sustainable, unique products by hand, along with the challenges they face, and the non-profit groups who help support their craftwork.
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From small beginnings come great things
The twelve artisan groups featured each season have been introduced to us by fair trade wholesalers, nonprofit organizations and consultants who work directly with the craftspeople. We strive to represent artisans from different parts of the world. Our products are chosen for their quality and value with an eye for both contemporary and classic style.
By supporting these organizations and buying their fairly traded products, we are helping these artisans earn a living wage, send their children to schools, and afford daily necessities that we often take for granted. We hope you love our collection as much as we do and will share 12 Small Things with your family and friends.
If you’re in San Francisco, please visit our showroom and store at 513 Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights, Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, or by appointment (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-829-8292).
Thank you for giving, Laurie
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