Based on a common goal, we are offering the artisans from under developed areas the opportunity to sell their pieces at fair prices and officially promote their products. Etkie and Mercadito are collaborating to rent a pop up store, from December 18 to 23 to facilitate our goal. At the heart of our products is a passion for arts and crafts, travel and the desire to promote different cultures through crafts.
This event will take place in Espace Champsecret (49, rue de la cour des noues in Paris XXe district
http://www.champsecret.com), from December 18 to 23. For us, this is an occasion to present our products, to publicize a craft often ignored by large audience, and a way to discuss and share the feedback of the people that support us.
To get to know us better, here's a quick description :
Etkie (www.etkie.com), creates jewellery in collaboration with women in developing areas. Initiated by Sydney in New Mexico, and then developed by Garance in France, this project has already enabled Turkish and Mongolian women to market their jewellery at fair prices, to access official status and to partner with Etkie's designers. For this collection, our partners are Navajo women, that live on the reservations in New Mexico. They create bracelets with traditional patterns, hand stitched with seed beads on to a leather deerskin lining.
Le Mercadito (https://www.facebook.com/mercadito.paris) is a little mobile concept store carried by a bike. Inspired by the mexican markets, thought and designed by Laure and Julie with the help of Jean Sébastien et Octave, it sells and promotes young designers. Being mobile, it moves and evolves at the whim of seasons and trends. This summer you could see it at Grand Palais, Wanderlusr and MK2 Quai de Loire (Paris, France).
The flagship of the Mercadito, it is a mexican basket handmade braided, developed by the brand Las Fresas in collaboration with communities from the South of Mexico.
Thank you for the interest in this project, and for your support (even if it is only moral!). If you have any questions regarding our projects, you can contact us at these addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.