Welcome and Happy Holidays!

At Object Mythology, we’re finishing up 2010 with a bang!  To celebrate, we’re launching our journal – it’s a special section dedication to all things Object Mythology including stories behind the artisans who make our products, inspiration, news and events.

Three years ago, while living in Buenos Aires, Argentina I became inspired to start a home and fashion and accessories line.  With my background in design, I decided to combine my two favorite passions – design and my love for travel.  Friends would always compliment the earrings I had bought on my latest travels to Turkey, the great leather tote bag I just brought back from Argentina or the super luxurious, practical gloves I found in Peru.  I wanted to be able make these things available to those who craves unique, interesting items for themselves and their friends.

Constantly working to build partnerships with artisans, we are especially proud to have met a number of wonderful artisans (over 115 to date) in the Peruvian Andes who have the ability to hand knit and hand weave beautiful items such as gloves, scarves, hats and throws.  Initiated by a non-profit organization in Peru, the women in the artisan groups who create the Object Mythology baby alpaca products received their training through a program developed to empower single women to learn a skill that provides income for their families.

This Christmas, I got the best Christmas present ever – it was a special hand knit ornament sent to me by the ladies with a card that reminded me of why I started the project not so long ago and the wonderful women who benefit from the purchases made by our customers.

Enjoy your holidays and many wishes for a wonderful 2011!

XOXO,

Karen

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