Saturday, September 25, 2010

Summer of Discovery

Because part of our mission is to help artisans in developing countries find a greater world market for their products, here at Elevita we have spent the summer connecting with artisans we want to help. We have been impressed with the products we have discovered: breathtaking colors, comfortable cottons, luxurious silks, intricate prints, and incredible beads. But even more impressive than these products are the people who craft them. A few examples:

- The village women of Sandur who, after caring for their households and their children, spend the afternoons crafting fantastic beads from tree resin in order to help provide for their families

- The artisans of the Sheltered Workshop in Ghana, who persevere through their physical handicaps to produce jewelry of unparalleled quality

- The Barmer artisans, who work tirelessly to preserve the traditional Indian craft of block-printing, all while combating the difficulties of under-developed village life in the desert

Though each of our artisans has a different background with different skills, they all have one thing in common: they are grateful for the opportunity to find a greater market for their quality products so they can better provide for their families. Very soon we will launch our website, so the world can have access to these amazing products.


  1. I am looking forward to the upcoming website. This is exciting!

  2. This is an impressive piece of work! Congratulations so far and all the best moving forward.