FEATURED ARTISAN // Local + Lejos
Today, we wanted to share a company that we came across in the inspiring world of Instagram, LOCAL + LEJOS. We love Sheera's connection to her products, the way that she sources and sells them and her story behind her #designwithintention movement. In the materialistic industry that Interior Design can be, we have this burning desire to make it more than just that. That desire has led us to find some passionate and inspirational designers, business owners and movements. The Interior Design Industry is exciting and exhilarating to be a part of just as it is, but SO much more fulfilling and meaningful with a purpose behind it.
From Local + Lejos
Local + Lejos is a home decor company bridging communities near and far. We create modern pieces traditional retail stores cannot offer at attainable prices. By delivering unique, handmade goods, we empower artisans to grow a business, preserve cultural traditions, and create sustainable futures for their families.
HOW IT ALL COMES TOGETHER
From the Founder of Local & Lejos // Sheera
Growing up in a diverse household, I was born with an innate curiosity about other cultures. On my first trip to Iran as a child, I'll never forget being mesmerized by woven carpets and handcrafted gold jewelry in the bazaar. This curiosity grew as I ventured to South America, where I befriended alpaca weavers in Peru and listened to their stories of struggle to provide for their families during the off-season. After returning home to "oohs" and "aahs" over these uncommon goods, their stories stuck with me. As a retail buyer, I knew I could apply my skills to make a difference. I left my corporate job and Local + Lejos was born to connect discerning consumers with world class goods, while creating lasting social impact.
Local + Lejos develops lasting relationships with artisan partners around the globe. With an eye towards design, we seek the undiscovered. Working side-by-side we craft handmade goods, provide fair wages and develop sustainable skills. By creating steady employment opportunties, we empower our crafters to build a better life within their own communities. Each purchase made through Local + Lejos directly advances the progress in our partners’ lives while providing one-of-a kind design pieces so your home tells a story from a every corner of the globe.