I strongly believe in ethical luxury, where a connection is made between social conscience and quality products. I provide unique items with a story. The story of the individual who created it, as well as the story of the individual who will wear it. My dream was to help artisans in sub-Saharan Africa improve their life through their art. Teespoon Boutique is a merge of a ten year old dream and my three years serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
In was my last year, living in Senegal, West Africa that was incredibly inspiring because I saw people from all over the world aggressively pursuing their dreams. It was just in the air and it made my dreams feel very attainable. The eclectic mix of artisan goods in our boutique are a reflection of our desire to bring ethical luxury to everyone who appreciates high quality handcrafted pieces. I love helping people reflect their personal style and feel confident in knowing that what they wear comes from the hands of a real person.
I love helping people reflect their personal style and feel confident in knowing that what they wear comes from the hands of a real person.
I design each of our pieces in collaboration with artists in Senegal. The products convey the unique cultural and visual history of the continent, blending traditional elements with modern design. Through color, texture, and design, our handcrafted items tell a story and also, spark conversation. Handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces born out of creativity and passion for culture, represent places you’ve been or may want to go someday. They also represent the evolving craft that African artists have spent centuries learning; taking traditional skills and developing them into art in its truest form.
-Told to Culture Starved by Teneasha Pierson