Small World!

Small World!

We love beautiful things, but in the new 20’s (that’s right; you’re living in the 20’s!), we care about how they were made. What resources were used? Is the worksite healthy or toxic for the workers and the environment? Can I ‘buy local’ from a family or neighborhood business, but still support those who are literally on the other side of the world? Are the crafters well-paid and cared for? And down to the very end of the economic chain: is there a child out there who is better fed, schooled and housed because of my purchase? Anju Agarwal was in the U.S. with her husband Guarav who was studying for his Ph.D. She began designing and making jewelry to sell at local craft fairs. Her pieces were very popular and soon the business became their sole enterprise. On a trip home to India, they met a group of artisans who, though gifted, had trouble finding a market for their work steady enough to support them. Enter Anju, and now their thriving business supports a significant number of craftspeople as well as their families and communities. Visit us at the Flower & Home Marketplace and discover their collections crafted of all natural, sustainable wood, metals, bone, horn and nature's colors. Win-win, since you get to enjoy a uniquely handcrafted piece and the knowledge that the purchase has done the world good in every way!