Our Story

Background image for Handmade for Good“Bring me back something cool from _______” is a phrase every traveler is familiar with. Handmade for Good was created to connect people with makers from around the world, ensuring buying handmade is more accessible than finding a friend who is traveling. Shop our virtual shelves here.

We curate and source small batches of goods from artists in many countries. With the strength of our relationships we can create custom gifts for holidays, weddings, birthdays, anniversary parties, and bar/bat mitzvas. Inquire about our custom orders over on our contact page.

Over 10% of our profits go to help women and minority entrepreneurs build their businesses. Some of our favorite charities include Women’s World Banking, Care International, Opportunity International, Women for Women International, and others.

Sonja Kelly, Founder of Handmade for Good
Our founder, Dr. Sonja Kelly travelled to over 60 countries as part of an international development career, but always found joy in returning home. Her interest in supporting makers around the world led her to start Handmade for Good. She loves the role she plays as Handmade for Good’s founder, bridging the gap between makers and customers, getting more beautiful and one-of-a-kind gifts into the hands of homebodies like her.