Several times a year we travel to Kenya to source out suppliers and to purchase products.
We visit each organization into which we enter an agreement, and we go to the actual workshops where the products are made. We speak to the artisans as well as the management.
Our goal is to ensure that the people who make the items we buy are properly compensated and fairly treated, and that the workshop is a safe and positive place.
We believe that the distinctive, handcrafted items we carry are beautiful and worthy of consideration in their own right.
But we are also proud that our products bring a constructive and sustainable benefit to the communities where they are made.
And we strive, in so far as is possible, to carry products that have a positive environmental impact.