– a worker in a skilled trade, especially one
that involves making things by hand.
How we started
Meet the artisan grew out of a solo woman’s passion to travel and fill her home with beautiful crafts from all over the world. After spending too much wasted pennies on manufactured and over-priced products at airports we decided to meet with local artisans. In most circumstances ‘tourist gifts’ are not made by local communities or enriched with the culture of these beautiful places.
We care about helping smaller communities around the globe and feel that the store is built on friendship and a chance for consumers to know they have touched an artisan’s life and improved it.
It remains at the heart of everything we do: we’re for the curious of heart and inquiring of mind. Although of course we sell ‘things’, we believe our handmade pieces are instilled with emotions, memories and stories.
‘Collect beautiful moments’
We believe our values set us apart. As a small team of dedicated and passionate people, (my mum and I will take care of any questions that you have and personally package together your gifts). We want your experience with us to be a joyful one and to that end, we promise to have your order out quickly, for our conversations with you to be prompt, and for your purchase to be delivered in the loveliest of packaging so it brightens even the dreariest of days.
‘You’re never fully dressed without a smile’
Impact on the environment
We also feel strongly about protecting our planet and as fellow travellers and city workers we know how easy it is to pick up planet destroying habits.
We stock beautiful, ethical gift boxes for every day essentials whether you’re on the go between meetings, a routined desk luncher, world explorer, city break hopper or for anyone intrigued by a greener lifestyle. Be sure to check out our new range.
We use recycled or ethically sourced materials in all our products I and packaging. We are committed to a plastic free world and feel passionate that if we work with artisan communities we have the opportunity to also educate those who still rely heavily on plastics.
‘The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it’
Also keep an eye out for regular blog posts, beautiful photography and mini travel guides to help you with your own adventures.