Founder Kelly Weinberger and her husband David Burns left their jobs in 1999 to travel around the world. After spending time in many developing countries, and experiencing the tremendous poverty, Kelly was determined the next phase of her life would be to make a difference in some of the communities she had seen. A pivotal encounter with a fellow traveler in Nepal informed her about the concept of Fair Trade and a seed was planted. The idea grew throughout the trip, and an informative meeting with Traid Aid, a fair trade organization in New Zealand, solidified it. Today, Kelly and David continue to travel and connect with artisans, working to wholesale handmade items to benefit these communities.