A look back at 2014. Excited to share more in 2015!
New Year Wishes and Update from DESDE'S Founder
Dear Family & Friends,
I hope this finds you incredibly well enjoying the best of this holiday season! As we prepare to start a new year, I wanted to express my deep gratitude for your involvement and support in laying the foundation for DESDE™ over this past year, and for your presence in my life. I’m grateful for all of the experiences that have led me on the road to launching this company.
As some of you may know, I started DESDE because it is closely tied to my humble roots. As a Panamanian immigrant to the U.S. I witnessed the difficulty artisans face growing up. In the small Panamanian village where my grandparents live I met Dioce, a Ngäbe-Buglé woman, with amazing craftsmanship but held back by a lack of access to people who value her work. Learning similar stories from more artisans, I wanted to create a sustainable solution--something with the potential to change the way consumers connect with artisans who make their products, spur economic mobility and show the rich diversity of Latin America. Read more here!