-Pete Erskine, Co-Founder and Buyer
We travel the world to source unique and handmade items. In Nepal, that means trekking across breathtaking mountain vistas, strolling with Tibetan Buddhist monks and sharing meals—and stories—in the warm and welcoming homes of our Nepalese friends. As we fill our stores with goods from Nepal, Nepal fills our spirits.
Over the past two years, we've donated over $50,000 (all thanks to our customers!) to the dZi Foundation in order to help build earthquake-proof schools in remote Nepal.
Pete is proud of never bargaining the price he is given and always paying artisans for their skill and hard work. We see for ourselves how our goods are made and we work with the people who make them to keep items affordable and workshop wages fair.
We forge long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with the artisans who handcraft our products. Pete and Kim have known many of our vendors for over a decade! Buying trips to workshops are chances to catch up with old friends and make new memories.