I recently received a gift card from Discovered. I had never heard of this store before and had to look it up. I was pleasantly surprised! Jewelry, bags, home decor, accessories, cases and sleeves, gifts for kids, gift cards… Discovered has it all! But that is not the only great thing about Discovered; all the products sold on there are handmade by global artisans from more than 26 countries.
Discovered was created by Gijsbert van der Sleen, who started the company because “a lot of people around the world do not have access to the tools they need to sell their beloved products online, making them dependent on others and often leaving them very little of the selling price.” By giving people the opportunity to connect with designers and silversmiths from all over the world, Discovered shortens the supply chain and enables artisans to sell their products directly to the customers.
Making a difference
Discovered makes a positive difference in four ways:
- Income: Discovered allows artisans to sell directly to customers, providing them with a higher price for their products.
- Work: Discovered selects partners that care for artisan’s welfare and who provide a living wage.
- Culture: Discovered encourages artisans to use traditional crafts and techniques.
- Sustainability: Discovered stimulates the use of natural materials, local and recycled materials.
The result of all of this? Awesome and unique products available to us!
So for all the shopaholics among us, or even for those of you that want to treat yourself or someone else, this website is totally worth a look! And it does not matter where you live, because they ship worldwide! 🙂 Shopping never felt so good!
All pictures are taken from Discovered.us.