Transparent supply chain for the global Maker Movement
Eve Blossom's twenty-five years' experience in design, early-stage technology firms, international business, nonprofit and social ventures led her to founding Lulan Artisans and then WE'VE. After earning her master's degree in Architecture from Tulane University, she practiced at Gensler and then spent two years in Vietnam restoring French villas. It was during this time that Eve found her true calling. She decided to start a for-profit social venture focusing on makers, design and transparency. WE'VE integrates design with social impact working closely with artisans to create economic stability for their communities, to open new markets, to create job stability and to help prevent human trafficking. A Frequent lecturer worldwide on sustainable integrated design and innovative business methodologies, Blossom has also had the opportunity to speak at TED and is an Aspen Institute Liberty Fellow. Lulan Artisans was a finalist in the INDEX: Award 2011.
Founded textile company focused on ecological, cultural, social and economic sustainability. Manage and oversee all aspects of the business. Design, produce, and market exclusively-designed, hand-woven textiles for home furnishing design and retail markets. Preserve artisan techniques and invest in jobs for artisan cooperatives in five Asian countries. Pay fair wages, providing sustainable livelihoods for weavers, their family and community, while aiding in the prevention of human trafficking.
WE'VE is a design-curated e-commerce community changing relationships between buyers, designers and artisans, using co-creation and a novel way to purchase artisanal products through integrated story. WE'VE's geographical reach is global (including U.S. makers) and the artisanal products are diverse. WE'VE produces contemporary designed products with our designer and artisan partnerships to create job stability and job creation.