We provide innovative, well designed products and a unique human experience. While shopping at Connected you will not only support the artisan that made the product, but will also connect into a small piece of their life story. We focus on each artisan's life experience as it relates to their creation.
Because of our high regard for those that are creating our items, we do not carry anything that is mass produced in a large factory where workers are treated poorly. We have combined our historic Fair Trade items with locally sourced, American Made items to provide a healthy and flavorful blend of culturally rich craftsmanship, which represents the best of the artisan who's work is a labor of empowerment, not of servitude.
We source from companies in developing parts of the globe that are members of Fair Trade Federation and World Fair Trade Organization, adhering to strict Fair Trade standards including fair wages, community development, and environmental sustainability, as well as local, emerging independent artists right here at home that are ahering to the same Fair Trade values and using their talents to develop local American economies.
Connected is a different type of consumer experience. It is our goal to enhance the act of consumption by creating an interactive, meaningful experience between you and the artisan.
The people are, and always will be the inspiration throughout our endeavors.