Have you heard of 12 small things by HAND/EYE? If not, take a moment to learn about this amazing organization:
12 Small Things by HAND/EYE offers high quality, handmade, artisan goods from around the globe. Our collections support craftspeople working to improve the lives of their families and communities in some of the most challenging situations on the planet. Their stories are those of strength, hope, and beauty, and each of our products reflects these qualities in their design and craftsmanship. 12 Small Things by HAND/EYE strives to assist these communities and artisans through commerce.
I am likely posting this a little too late for gift purposes, but take a look at just a few of the items from the Valentine's Day collection, which support struggling communities:
|hand woven jeweled clutch ~ Pakistan|
|glass shell necklace ~ Ghana|
|wood heart bowl ~ Haiti|
|tagua nut bracelets ~ Colombia|
It's crazy how things work... I stumbled upon this organization yesterday, wrote up this post, and then decided to go to West Elm's site to see if they had any new lamps. I got the chills when I saw this:
So weird to see this the same day...but amazing! I hope you are having a great week!