I am constantly looking for new artisan made products and pieces crafted from around the world. I came across Bluma Project at Anthropologie about a year ago and their product line fits right in. They work with female artisans in Rwanda and Ghana to create jewelry and textile collections. After their products are complete they sell them to retailers in the Western Markets. By collaborating with these artisans they hope to provide employment opportunities where there is very little. Make sure to check out their SITE. I attached a few of my favorite pieces:)
We stumbled across an amazing hand-loomed blanket company with a great story behind it. The company is called Swans Island and it is located in Maine. Their mission is to create objects of beauty and utility in authentic and earth friendly ways. We love that Swans Island is still honoring the tradition and craft while creating a more sustainable future. Not only do we love their mission but their blankets are amazing! Check out all of their blankets from baby blankets to limited edition winter blankets and they even come in the most adorable linen box or bag!