The more that we travel outside of the United States, the more we realize how incredibly vast and richly diverse the world is.  We feel that travelling abroad is the best education one can receive.  The mainspring of our choosing where we go ultimately comes from the research that we do as to a peoples' artisanal history.  Photos of elders weaving on traditional looms are what pique our curiousity; not pretty landscapes, yoga-retreats, or white, sandy-beaches.  It is with Our Mission in mind, above-all, that we select where we travel. The stories of the people we purchase from, and an inspiring glimpse into their lives and histories, are what we wish to absorb and bring back with us to share, not a tan or cheap souvenirs.