Saturday, May 13, 2017

World Fair Trade Day

When addressing global poverty, we at Elevita are dedicated to creating sustainable solutions rather than temporary humanitarian relief. This is why we have created an online platform to bridge the gap between hardworking artisans and worldwide customers. Purchasing products from Elevita allows these artisans to maintain their businesses, which will in turn provoke self-sufficiency in their communities. Why give a handout when you can give a handshake?

Friday, March 3, 2017

Best Bags Ever

We recently received these photos from our artisans in Battambang, Cambodia. The women make amazingly beautiful and high-quality bags! The process is impressive, and the product even more so. Shop our website,, for the Perfect Pouch and Best Bag Ever.

We insist that our artisans set their own fair prices. Then, in an effort to sell as many items for them as possible, we price the goods as low as we can, instead of marking them up. The result is that those who purchase these awesome products quickly realize that they could be sold for much more than the price they paid for them! This model gives our artisans more orders and our customers a great deal. We think it's a win-win!

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Wise Men Bring Mango, Rice, and Bananas

One of our best-selling items in 2016 was our nine-piece hand-carved nativity from Paete Laguna, the carving capital of the Philippines. Here's a little history we received from the woodcarver on how it came to be. We are grateful to all our customers for helping us support gifted artisans like Arman!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Holiday Boutiques

We are excited to announce the following dates and times for our Holiday Boutiques! Come and browse a variety of Elevita goods, including some that are not available online. Please bring friends!!

November 15, 6-8 PM
Walker Residence
2156 Shenandoah Drive
Leavenworth, KS 66048

November 17, 9AM-9PM
Monson Residence
12513 Timberline Drive
Highland, UT 84003

November 19, 10AM-12PM
Jeffs Residence
123 W Morningside Drive
Peoria, IL 61614

December 2, 10AM-4PM
Price Residence
2410 Drexel Street
Vienna, VA 22180

December 2, 10AM-1PM
Bruschke Residence
1647 Brush Creek Place
Danville, CA 94506

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Partnership with PEARLS WITH PURPOSE

Pearls With Purpose is an organization very similar to Elevita. It is a nonprofit that promotes self-reliance through micro-enterprise in the Philippines, India, and Cambodia. Pearls With Purpose trains underprivileged women and families in developing countries to make fine jewelry that can be sold in the US at fair trade prices.

As a way of helping Pearls With Purpose accomplish their mission, Elevita is carrying their Triple Pearl Necklace as a guest item on our website, 

When people first started wearing pearls centuries ago, they wore them as a statement of beauty, wealth, power, and exclusiveness. The beauty hasn't changed, but these pearls can be a statement of compassion, inclusiveness, and global consciousness, as every purchase gives the makers greater independence and purpose and enables them to provide food and education for their children.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Elevita Subscription Boxes

We are thrilled to finally offer Elevita Subscription Boxes! Customers can now receive a box of three to four beautifully handcrafted Elevita items once a month.  Products are created especially for the subscription boxes and are not available elsewhere on our website. Each item has been carefully chosen to delight customers while simultaneously supporting our artisans most in need.  This is a project we have been preparing for months, and we trust the launch will be a big success. To learn more, visit our store at

Monday, December 28, 2015

Artisan Happenings

We love hearing news from our artisans!  Here are a few recent tidbits:

This year Frank and Maxima Cajumban celebrated their 37th anniversary...

Frank is the very talented woodcarver who makes a 17-piece nativity for Elevita.  We are very happy for him and Maxima and their beautiful family!

Another noteworthy recent event was the birth of a healthy baby to Rosalie Blanza, one of our beadworkers.

Rosalie says, "Here's my baby. That's why I really need extra income and it was a blessing that you have a surprise order.  Thank you!" Elevita is happy to help in any way possible, and we are grateful to know that both mother and baby are doing well.