My goal is to bring you the most unique, quality artisan products for everyday living. I hope to create opportunities for artisans from around the world by bringing hand crafted, sustainable & fair trade products to market. Most of the items are purchased directly from the artisan, which are generally small family businesses with skills that have been passed down for generations. I meet with the artisans/manufacturers to ensure fair trade & responsible business practices. A percentage of all sales is donated back to these communities.
We contribute to For His Children Orphange, which is located in Ecuador and provides love and care for the vulnerable children in Ecuador until they can be reunited with the birth families or adopted.
At first Manos De Sur (Hands of the South) represented my vision of supporting artisan communities in South America. (Primarily Argentina, Bolivia, Peru & Ecuador) However, my travels now create opportunities to support artisans in Portugal & Vietnam.