In the Press: What the Style Pros Say About Us – Local + Lejos

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Seeing the work of our artisans from far-flung places being featured by some of our favorite publications closer to home is next-level exciting. And not because it’s so fun to see your name up in lights, but because when our bowls or pillows get noticed, it means we’re making the impact we set out to make. It means we are furthering our mission of bridging communities near and far, of supporting our artisans in developing communities, and in helping people fill their homes with goods that they will treasure for a lifetime.

Here are four stories featuring Local+Lejos that we were thrilled to be a part of and excited to share with you:

 

1. The Zoe Report

Eco-Friendly Home Decor That’ll Make You Rethink How You Decorate Your Home

Screenshot of a Local and Lejos bowl online.

As founder and CEO of ethical decor brand Local + Lejos, Sheeva Sairafi is someone whose mind is squarely on shopping more sustainably, which starts with examining what something is made of and how it's made. Handcrafted in Rwanda by the Kwizera Cooperative, these beautiful woven bowls are made of 100 percent sisal dyed naturally with tea.”

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2. MyDomaine

Give It Up for the ‘Gram: 25 Interior Design Stores You Need to Follow on Instagram

Screenshot of a Local and Lejos bowl wall online.

“Local and Lejos is a company that brings artisanal goods from the world over, right to the palm of your hand. Keep up to date with their latest community partnership where they give back proceeds from purchases, and in turn, provide shoppers with unique handmade goods. I enjoy learning of crafts I would otherwise have to travel the world to uncover, no passport needed.”

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3. Elle Decor

The Edit: 10 Eco-Friendly Brands to Support on Earth Day

Screenshot of a Local and Lejos bowl online.

 

“In honor of Earth Day 2019, these are the sustainable brands we’re shopping: Local + Lejos is a modern home decor brand that sources products from around the globe while supporting the artisans who hand-craft each piece. Their products—like this sisal and elephant grass tea-dyed bowl—are dyed with non-toxic methods, and crafted out of eco-friendly materials.”

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4. The Zoe Report

How To Brighten Up Your Home For Summer For Those Who Didn't Get Around To It This Spring

Screenshot of a Local and Lejos tray online.

"If you like a clean palette and don’t want to add much color or pattern, adding in a standing plant in a woven basket will give you both the pop of the fresh green tree as well as the texture of a woven basket that can warm up a space without overwhelming it," says Jess Cooney of New England's Jess Cooney Interiors.”


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