Back to Roots with Tucker Robbins

Renowned furniture designer Tucker Robbins has a vision for world peace. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Aug 12, 2015

The Inspiring Story Behind Sidai Designs

Sidai Designs began in 2011 as a small workshop of five Maasai women, nestled on a dusty back street in the city of Arusha. Founders Eszter Rabin and Emanuel Melubo Laizer gradually expanded their network of women artisans in Tanzania, collaborating with them to create beautifully handmade jewelry using traditional Maasai beading techniques. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Aug 05, 2015

Q&A with Livewell’s Claire O’Hare and Susan DiMarco

Livewell co-founders Claire O’Hare and Susan DiMarco are more than just jewelry designers and business partners— they’re also sisters! We sat down with the stylish duo to find out more about their brand and how they decided to work together. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Jul 23, 2015

Layering Jewelry With Lena Skadegard

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to ditch your layers! In the spirit of keeping cool without sacrificing style, we’ve turned to jewelry designer Lena Skadegard for some expert advice on how to layer your favorite accessories. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.Jul 09, 2015
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The Art of Bhutanese Weaving

Textile experts widely acknowledge Bhutanese weaving to be among the most sophisticated and time consuming in the world.


Written by DARA Artisans.Jun 23, 2015


As the former advisor to the first lady of Peru, Marta Castañeda traveled extensively to different areas around the country. Wherever she went, she couldn’t help but marvel at the abundance of highly talented native artisans. Struck by the evident quality of their craftsmanship, Marta left her post to refocus her career on creating a global market for traditional Peruvian artistry. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.May 30, 2015

Food Policy Action + Tom Colicchio

Americans throw away more than $165 billion worth of food on an annual basis. Award-winning chef and new MSNBC food correspondent Tom Colicchio is determined to bring that number down.

Written by DARA Artisans.May 21, 2015

“My Brooklyn”

Two of our Brooklyn-based artisans give us the lowdown on their favorite local hot spots.


Written by DARA Artisans.May 07, 2015

Raven + Lily

Socially conscious lifestyle brand Raven + Lily is one of the latest additions to the DARA family. Dedicated to empowering women around the world through design, co-founders Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Lin employ marginalized women in India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cambodia, Pakistan, Guatemala, and the USA at fair trade wages.


Written by DARA Artisans.May 05, 2015

Links We Love – May 1, 2015

From quirky cafes to a famous turban, here are the links we love this week. (more…)

Written by DARA Artisans.May 01, 2015
Our Mission

DARA Artisans promotes cultural curiosity and a sense of discovery by offering a sophisticated edit of handmade artisan crafts to an audience seeking authentic, responsibly sourced designs with a modern aesthetic.