Artesan Profile: Port Prince

A conversation with founder, Elvita Dominique  Port Prince has been in business for a just over a year. The name of the organization comes from the capital city of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. We sell unique high quality handmade goods from Haiti. The focus is on products that are useful objects (home goods/decor) and durable (not disposable […]

Designer profile: Shefaly, The Carpet Workshop

Last month we featured the Carpet Workshop, a income generating project that trains women on carpet and Kilim weaving. We we were eager to learn more about their designer and supervisor Shefaly and caught up with her recently. I have been working with the Carpet Workshop over the last 12 years and started here in […]

Artesan Profile: Madia & Matilda

Madia & Matilda is a developing business and has been established for 3 and a bit years, employing one to ten people. Working as a team, each one specializing in a different area bringing out the best of each of their skills individually to achieve their goal of growing the brand. Madia & Matilda which […]

Importance of packaging

As we know, packaging is an important part of the consumer experience. We delight in opening aesthetically pleasing and unique packages, even when we know what’s inside! It is a good way for brands to not only distinguish themselves, but keep them at the forefront of the consumer’s mind. It is an important part of […]

More product development tips – what to avoid!

  A few months back, guest blogger Nishant Das shared with us 6 Simple Product Development Tips, in which he outlined a useful steps on product development.  We recently came across an equally helpful guide on Outerspace by Jarrod Baker:  5 Common Product Development Mistakes You Should Avoid. Baker highlights some of the common mistakes […]

Social Impact Series: Eva Hernández Tolentino, Amarella – Mexico

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are showcasing the individuals who make up the artisan industry. Today, we are honoured to presentEva Hernández Tolentino who works with Amarella. My name is Eva Hernández Tolentino. I was the first artisan to join Amarella´s team. I currently live with one of my sons, my daughter and my husband. […]

Unique dishes : Papier Mache bowls that look like crockery!

Social entrepreneur and papier mache aficionado Paul Dass has come out with series of new papier mache products that we couldn’t wait to share! These papier mache bowls and dishes look just like crockery and could have fooled us. Paul is the founder and director of proVision India, a nonprofit that develops practical, sustainable ways […]


As we continue to launch into 2016, it is good to be reminded of some of the trends in home decor for the season and the year ahead. A recent article in Hearts & Mermaids, points to “6 Must Try Decor Trends” for consumers. This is a great way for our designers in the craft […]

Home Decor Trends for 2016

As we know, with home decor, it’s all about adding accents and personalized touches to make a space feel unique or special. A big part of this is visualizing the space and getting a sense of what consumers might like to fill their homes with. These home decor trends as listed on the Apartment Therapy, […]