Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Defining Our Role

As Elevita continually encounters new artisan groups worldwide through travels and other connections, it has been important for us to carefully define what types of artisans we try to help.  While always paying careful attention to quality, the following is a description of the kinds of artisans we seek:

- Artisans who have limited access to markets
- Artisan groups that work toward educating and empowering women and girls
- Artisans in distressed areas
- Handicapped or otherwise marginalized artisans

We feel that focusing in this way will help us carefully use our resources to accomplish the most good for families and communities worldwide.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Free Shipping at

We are happy to announce that we are now offering Free Shipping on all Elevita items.  Shipping prices have gone up in the US across all carriers, and we don't want this to negatively affect our artisans!  We are therefore offering free first-class domestic shipping on all orders.  So, if you have had your eye on a particular item, this is a great opportunity to place an order!  Thanks as always for all the support.