Working with artisans all over the world has taught both of these Americans to embrace different cultures and celebrate the differences.
In 2011, my pal Paul Goodman and I were traveling through Costa Rica whenever we met two local beachside artisans selling their colorful handmade bracelets. Like all good stories, our introduction was by happenstance, a chance meeting of strangers. From day one, we fell deeply in love with these beautiful organic wares — kaleidoscopic handicrafts with a straightforward aesthetic vision. Moreover, these artisans captured the country’s native mantra referred to as “pura vida,” Spanish for “pure life” and savoring the tiny moments.