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.
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,