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.  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

"Our Own Christmas Decorations!"

Recently we received a note from Louela Nalzaro of the Philippines.  She shared the following:

"About us we are OK. I am working on some decorations for Christmas, and I started working on some hand crafted POINSETTIAS. And I just wanted to show my craft to you. I am really excited for Christmas. It is my favorite time of the year. I feel like I am a child. When I was small I always stare at my neighbors home filled with bright lights and colorful decorations.  And sometimes I feel pity to my family. But now that you have helped me discover my talent in crafting I can make our own Christmas decorations!!"

Elevita is very happy that Louela's  talent not only helps her earn a living, but also brings her confidence, satisfaction, and joy. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Introducing Heng Sreymon and her beautiful handbags

We would like to introduce one of our newest artisans. Heng Sreymom has recently joined Elevita and creates the most wonderful bags. She is 33-years-old and was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She has no formal education, though she can read a little. She is a single mom with two delightful boys, ages 9 and 10. Her husband left her five years ago leaving her with no clear way to support herself and her children. Recently she learned how to sew and has specialized in sewing beautiful, high quality handbags. With Elevita's help, she hopes to broaden her market and sell her handbags to a wider clientele so she can properly care for her children and herself. We are delighted to have Heng Sreymom join the Elevita team of artisans.

Heng's practical handbags are beautifully made of durable synthetic material and are 9 inches long and 6 inches wide. Each bag zips across the top and has two outside zipper pockets and one small zip pocket inside. The adjustable strap measures 45 inches when extended.  Visit to purchase these and other wonderful products from our artisans around the world!