Jul 10, 2018
I didn’t KNOW….LOOKING BACK to 1990
As a young product developer I landed an amazing creative job with a large corporation right out of college and began traveling the world to meet artists is far off lands that were so unfamiliar to me and so exciting to experience. Our vendors would take us to tourist destinations throughout the cities we visited in order to immures us in the local cultures. I remember seeing the streets of India, Thailand, China and the Philippines full of tents hanging high above with the hustle and bustle below full of artisanal goods & fashion accessories being bartered & sold to tourist as I walked through these markets amazed. The items being sold were so unique in my mind because of the unfamiliar, cultural nature of the item itself, as well as the markers presence and the unfamiliar marketplace I stood within. As an American I never saw or experienced anything like this. People were bartering prices; it was like a game to get the lowest possible price. My first impression, seeing those artisanal goods being sold plentifully, was that the artisans were getting good business and the game of gaining a low price was appealing to me… it looked like fun! I had no idea, at the time, so much of what I was experiencing was negatively impacting the artisans themselves… the people, the families and the livelihood of their villages.Read more
Jun 17, 2018
Past your spring cleaning? Ready to make more space in your closet? We all go through our closets and find so many items we no longer want or wished they fit our current bodies or lifestyle. At one point or another we all choose to do a wardrobe overhaul by getting rid of what we no longer need.
ALWAYS RECYCLE OR DONATERead more