-Pete Erskine, Co-Founder and Buyer
We travel the world to source unique and handmade items. In Thailand, that means surfing pristine tropical beaches, exploring ornate and glittering temples and hiking into wild, lush jungles. We eat every delicious dish we’re offered, we join every festival and parade, and we bow to every Buddha. Thailand is truly “The Land of Smiles,” and joy is the great gift it gives us.
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.
Mexicali Blues donates 1% of sales to organizations. The dollars you spend on handmade goods from Thailand do a world of good here and in Thailand.