Downeast™ announces new partnership with Fairkind Home Goods
Salt Lake City— Downeast Home™ is partnering with Utah-based Fairkind which provides one-of-a-kind, artisan-made home goods. Downeast™ will carry a select group of products in their Draper and St. George locations, as well as their website at downeasthome.com/collections/fairkind-x-Downeast.
“As a Certified B Corp™, Downeast™ has a strong tradition of supporting our local communities, and we’re elated to partner with another business committed to doing the same,” said Downeast™ CEO Rich Israelsen. “Fairkind products are beautiful and elevated, and they fit in perfectly with the Downeast™ brand. Plus, there’s a powerful story behind each piece that we know our customers will appreciate.”
Fairkind works with artisans in Uganda, Tunisia, Malawi, and Peru to combine their traditional craft methods and locally sourced materials with contemporary product designs. Their products at Downeast™ range from Alpaca Throw Blankets to Olive Wood Serving Boards to Ankole Horn Utensil Holders. Each product is ethically sourced from start to finish, meaning the production of goods is safe for people, the environment, and the local economy.
“We’re excited to partner with such a well-established brand like Downeast™ that shares our values and wants to make an impact,” says Linden Baker, founder of Fairkind. “This partnership takes our artisans’ products to physical storefronts for the first time and is a major step in sharing their skills and stories with the world.”
Baker founded Fairkind in 2016 after her first summer working with artisans in Uganda. She was mesmerized by the details and care put into every product and wanted to bring these unique collections to the U.S. market. Over the years, Fairkind has provided work for more than 3,000 artisans, placing a priority on fair trade standards and paying them premium prices for their skills.
“At Fairkind, we have the opportunity to work with some pretty inspiring people,” Baker says. “In many communities, handicraft is an ancient tradition, and through our partnership with artisans, we’re helping them preserve their craft for future generations.”
For more information, or to shop Fairkind products at Downeast™, visit downeasthome.com/collections/fairkind-x-downeast.