Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I can't remember where I discovered Bootstrap but I knew I had to share it with you when I first laid my eyes onto the site. I love the idea of buying handmade products from people around the world whose care and passion show through in the quality of their craft. What's better is that 100% of the profits go directly back into the hands of those who made them, and perhaps what's best is that all the products are uber chic. 

Here are some favorites:

Rose's Pouf
Robiya's Ikat Pillow

Raphael's Basket

Ikat Bowl - Got to have that!!

"The Bootstrap Project's mission is to create a sustainable platform to promote and retain centuries-old crafts and customs. We create the outlet for the local artisans. The profits of the sales go back to the artists and their communities, through our development partners, to empower them by providing the education and opportunity to retain, preserve and advance their fast-dying crafts, customs and way of life. By purchasing through Bootstrap you allow artisans—who act as the catalyst for their whole communities—to end their own poverty. It’s trade not aid."


  1. Love organizations like this, who help people by giving them an opportunity to earn a living. Great that ikat bowl!

    xo elizabeth

  2. the ikat pieces are so pretty :)

  3. Beautiful products for a wonderful cause - love these kind of companies!!

  4. Lovely products and what a great cause! Thank you for sharing:)

  5. Lovely things with a wonderful cause. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. You know I did a post about a company that was similar to this one. Visit I think you might love it, too!

  7. These are fabulous and I love this kind of company. Thank you for the introduction, Liz. :O)