WE’VE features consciously crafted artisan goods from around the globe. All of the products from WE’VE are collaboratively designed, consciously crafted and honestly produced. Independent makers and artisan communities are provided with a sustainable and fair way of doing commerce, while WE’VE shares the compelling stories behind their craft. This collaborative way of working promotes job stability, strengthens communities and ultimately changes lives.
Eve Blossom founded a unique for-profit social venture called Lulan in 2004, which supports over 650 weavers, spinners, dyers and finishers in weaving cooperatives in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and India. The success of Lulan progressed to the creation of WE’VE. As a trained architect and social entrepreneur, Eve is passionate about the maker movement and doing business for good, not just for profit. She started WE’VE because she believes a “business as usual” model is not good enough. Her believe is that a company can be profitable while also honoring our humanity. Eve is also the author of Material Change: Design Thinking and the Social Entrepreneurship Movement.
WE’VE offers handcrafted jewelry, beautiful silk scarves and accessories, decorative pillows, alpaca cases for your devices, cute stuffed animals for kids and more. Each product has a story behind it. I received a beautiful Half Moon Necklace made from recycled coins by a US artisan named Sarah Alice Britton. Britton has honed her skills in metal crafting to make unique jewelry designs featuring recycled metals like brass, copper and sterling silver. The purchase of a piece of Britton jewelry supports local job creation, fair wages and recycled materials. You can read more about the creators for WE’VE here.
You can find WE’VE products online at wevebuilt.com or at various pop-up shops and events around the US.
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