It all started in Jobos Beach, Puerto Rico. I was attending a friend's wedding. The celebration lasted three days and every day, the bride had the most stunning outfits. When I asked her where she had found such beautiful and unique designs, she told me that she had spent days scouring shops of independent designers and artisans in Colombia and in the US in order to hunt down exclusive pieces for her big day.
Then, all of the independent designers, artisans and artists I met throughout my travels in Asia, Europe and America came to mind. I thought of Eun-Soon, a Korean artist who meticulously hand-makes unique ceramics recalling nature and Asian culture; I thought of Sannyphang, a talented designer offering a modern take on the traditional textiles of Sumba Island in Indonesia; I thought of Juliana and her mother, two inspiring women designing stunning luxury bags that are sustainable for the environment and support local communities in Colombia. Among the things I own, their creations are the objects I cherish the most. Because they have been conscientiously handcrafted with so much passion and love, and because they carry an inspiring story that makes them so unique and special.
Most of these independent designers and artisans do not have a sophisticated online shop. They are focused on creating, not on selling. This is where we come in.
The Jobos supports these independent designers and artisans across the world by providing them with a tailored e-commerce platform. One which respects the quality of their work, tells their stories with authenticity and most importantly, ensures that the majority of revenues goes directly to them.
When you make a purchase on The Jobos, you are celebrating creativity, craftsmanship, and the story of all the passionate people who dedicate their lives to create these unique "products with a soul".