"Everything in stores these days seems to be made in a factory in China..."
"I wish we had more fair trade options in this town..."
"I have a big event and would love to give authentic, meaningful gifts to my guests..."
"I need to order some custom products and I would love to support artisans at the same time..."
Over the past few years, I've heard all of these statements and more from friends and neighbors here in Annapolis, Maryland.
And while traveling to Haiti, Rwanda, South Africa, Guatemala, and Uganda, I heard this from artisans:
"I wish we had more business! We're making all of these beautiful things but there is no one to buy them!"
And so, in 2016, Mango + Main was born.
All over the world, small groups of artisans gather together to create beautiful products. Their hope is to support their families, improve their communities, and rise above poverty through the power of business.
It is my honor to connect you, the conscious consumer, with these incredibly talented artisans! I've personally witnessed the amazing impact that sustainable business can have on the lives of those who live in places where employment opportunities are scarce. I'm excited that you've joined me on this journey of discovering authentic, handmade products that serve a greater purpose!
I believe that every single purchase we make can made a difference- even something as simple as a necklace or a handbag- can promote change and hope!
Every thing for good!