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Our Story


 

WHO WE ARE

The Artisan & Company founded in 2011, is a sustainable lifestyle brand, born from a passion to create and curate quality designs while maintaining accessible prices.  “Our designs are thoughtfully and ethically crafted by artisans we value while doing our best to uphold our duty to the environment and for you, who we aim to provide the highest quality materials and products at more reasonable prices.”

 WHERE WE ARE

Made in Indonesia, the artisanal islands of natural born makers, all designs are handcrafted and materials locally sourced to reduce our environmental footprint. We stand by fair trade standards and we ensure our artisan partners receive fair wages for their skills. “We work directly alongside artisans we value and with whom we have formed long lasting sustainable partnerships and friendships."

OUR WAY

Our Hand-crafted and Made to Order production process provide our clients with a personalized touch customer service experience unlike any other. We collaborate directly with artisan groups in order to eliminate the typical markup by the middleman, offering our clients high-end goods without high-end prices.

WE BELIEVE

We aim to be environmentally sound by making a stand against having excess inventory through our Made to Order production process. We are also able to uphold the integrity of the materials sustained for each production. We believe in zero waste and our goal is to use every piece of leftover material to create smaller items.

FOUNDER MARY ANN NIKEL

The story begins with a leap of faith in 2011 with the desire to create accessibly priced leather handbags and bespoke jewelry without sacrificing quality and style. Mary Ann first formed MimicDesigns via Etsy marketplace with a collection of classic genuine leather foldover clutches and bespoke jewelry.
By 2016 Mary Ann launched her own website The Artisan & Company featuring a wide yet selective range of handmade only products.  “In each handmade design is the reflection of our style, a story made by hand with a purpose.”

BEHIND OUR NAME

“The Artisanis the collective group of artisan partners we work with & Company is you, our valued clients who we believe are the backbone behind our brand.
The collection of products ranges from woven and leather handbags to homeware.

All handmade for you.