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our story

OUR MISSION

Local + Lejos is a home decor company bridging communities near and far. We create modern pieces traditional retail stores cannot offer at attainable prices. By delivering unique, handmade goods, we empower artisans to grow a business, preserve cultural traditions, and create sustainable futures for their families.

OUR NAME

  • [loh-kuhl] adjective:
    pertaining to a community nearby; belonging to a neighborhood

  • [le-hohs] adverb:
    pertaining to a place that is far away; far in the distance 

Bringing homegoods to you from far away places
while supporting the artisans that crafted them.

OUR PROCESS

OUR FOUNDER

 

Growing up in a diverse household, I was born with an innate curiosity about other cultures. On my first trip to Iran as a child, I'll never forget being mesmerized by woven carpets and handcrafted gold jewelry in the bazaar. This curiosity grew as I ventured to South America, where I befriended alpaca weavers in Peru and listened to their stories of struggle to provide for their families during the off-season. After returning home to "oohs" and "aahs" over these uncommon goods, their stories stuck with me. As a retail buyer, I knew I could apply my skills to make a difference. I left my corporate job and Local + Lejos was born to connect discerning consumers with world class goods, while creating lasting social impact. 

 

Besos y Abrazos,