Dear Customers and Friends,
First off, we’d like to thank all of you for your ongoing support since our beta launch two years ago and our official launch in July 2011.
We founded Histoire with the dual mission of bringing forth socially conscious home and lifestyle goods and celebrating the beauty in the handmade. We started our journey in the rural villages of Gujarat, India, meeting gifted artisans in their homes and learning about age-old techniques. Inspired, we endeavored to create a place where we could share the stories behind our products from the highlands of Guatemala to the fair-trade workshops in Ethiopia. We hoped to celebrate beautiful products that give back and to create a larger market for socially conscious products everywhere.
However, we are sad to announce that Histoire will be closing its doors this December. While we still very much believe in Histoire’s mission, the time has come to pass the torch on. We are thankful and honored to have had the opportunity to tell the incredible stories behind our products. Furthermore, we are heartened to know that others are picking up the flag where we have left off and that social enterprises are becoming a larger part of our lives every day.
We’d like to take this time to thank all of our partners and colleagues who helped bring Histoire to life. To our designers, developers, photographers, lawyers, accountants, PR team, interns, family and friends - we couldn’t have done it without you, and for that we are eternally grateful.
And to our customers, thank you again for your support and for taking part in giving back.
With warmth and thanks,
Founder and CEO