Au revoir to 2014 and Bienvenue to 2015!
We are so excited about what this new year has to offer! As we move into 2015, we have big plans and we want to share them with you!
This year, we hope to:
1 - Bring more, sustainable income to our artisans!
2 - Bring new, exciting items to market for our customers!
3 - Make the goods our artisans make more accessible to you - not only online, but in shops where you live and shop!
We hope you are as excited about this as we are!
What are your hopes
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