Let’s set the record straight: ‘tis better to give back and receive. This holiday season, we’ve gathered up a few of our top gifts that support artisan communities and causes around the globe. From sustainable centerpieces to timeless traditions, this handy gift guide is here to make your holiday gifting a little easier this season. Here are just a few of our favorite ways to support artisans around the world this year with gifts that do good.
Invest in master weavers in Peru
Perched high in the Andes, surrounded by streams of icy mountain water and herds of grazing alpaca, this small community turns the natural fibers of these amazing animals into cozy works of art. Twenty families have mastered their craft over generations, turning a luxe fiber once reserved for Incan royalty into beautiful throws that are a stunning addition to any space. One of our top gifts every year, these effortlessly cool throws keep the traditions of this village alive.MORE ABOUT ALPACA
Minimize waste with a sustainable masterpiece from India
Environmental responsibility has never looked better than our Dhara Pillow. Originally crafted from beautiful strands of vegetable-tanned leather that were left over from other projects, each pillow is an upcycled dream come true. A special accent for a couch or a corner nook, each pillow mixes neutral tones with luxe textures to create a gift that everyone wants. A great example of gifts that do good and look good doing it.
Preserve a rich textile tradition in Uruguay
A collective of artisans from the countryside who have spent generations perfecting their craft, from the first shearing to the final product. It’s the combination of imagination, inspiration, and traditional techniques that bring out the beauty of these handwoven wool throws and pillows. One of our top gifts every year, each piece is a sustainable way to support a community of joyful craftspeople sharing their art with the world.