while a lot of our growth has happened organically, our decisions and process are very intentional. from partnering with the right artisans: spending many hours with them, having long conversations + sharing meals, meeting entire families, returning for another visit, and truly building a relationship before even placing initial orders—to carefully selecting what pieces to add to our collection & considering an items many uses: how I would fit it into my home/personal life/daily ritual. and whether it’s something I would be just as happy purchasing as I would be receiving as a gift. and lastly the presentation of it—how will we fit this in with the rest of our collection?
our process for reaching out or considering local LA retail partnerships has been very similar: we must truly connect with the store’s aesthetic and overall mission, appreciate their current shop selection, and visualize how our pieces would complement their store.
which is why it was a no brainer for us to reach out to @lostandfoundshop_la and we were so happy to hear back from Jamie—Jamie has long been traveling the world and personally sources a lot of what’s in her shops. loved our first meeting because she asked me so many questions about my background, what brought me to Indonesia, the many challenges of sourcing from such remote places and cultural barriers, etc., while sharing a bit about her background and work (the ultimate boss lady). I left that meeting very inspired by her story and happy to have found such a sweet retail partner.
all that to say: when I added these intricately hand-painted bamboo baskets, I thought “these are beautiful! they can be used to store arts & crafts, office supplies (how I use them), trinkets & treasures, or simply used as home decor pieces. they’ll make clutter disappear while beautifying your space!” and we’re so glad Jamie thought the same and chose to add these to her shop selection 🤩
so you see, when you buy from @ceremoniashop or @lostandfoundshop_la you’re not just buying “stuff” you’re buying a unique piece with an interesting story that traveled long & far to end up with you ❤️✨