Lumily was born out of a trip to Thailand by it's founder, Giovanna. In seeing the handiwork of local artisans, mostly women, Giovanna had an aha! moment. She saw the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these artisans she had come to know and love. Knowing her future was to bridge the gap between local artisans' culture and creative skills and the western market, Lumily was born. It began with bringing back suitcases full of product from trips to Thailand and selling it at home parties, and over the years and many trips to Thailand, Mexico and Guatemala has morphed into the Lumily of today.
Today Lumily partners with over 75 female artisans in three countries: Mexico, Guatemala, and Thailand. The company has expanded since its humble beginnings yet our mission remains the same: to create social change through handmade artisan products. We pride ourselves on having followed fair trade guidelines from the very beginning, creating reliable, long term relationships with each artisan and their families, while working with a transparent business model. The name ‘Lumily’ comes from a deeply held belief that the world represents one family. “Lum” means world in Tzotzil, a dialect of Mayan language and “ily” comes from family. When we support others, regardless of who they are and where they live, we support our global family. Thank you for being part of our family! One world... one family... Lumily.