Why we exist
reign_wala is on a mission to give local artisans in developing countries access to the global marketplace. In doing this, we get to give worldly, eclectic customers a way to discover and shop the unique, storied pieces that only local makers can offer.
To curate our collections, we visit developing countries in search of the most interesting, well-made and versatile pieces and materials we can find. Sometimes we select the artisan's original design, and sometimes we collaborate to make something entirely new. Then, reign_wala gets those magnificent handmade and custom-made goods onto the internet and into marketplaces around the world.
reign_wala builds profit-sharing models with each of our artisans. These people are not vendors – they're our business partners! Our profit-sharing model enables us to double the artisan's wage in their local market and we're hustling to increase this even more as we grow. Profits are paid in cash and are hand-delivered directly to artisans on a quarterly basis.
Thank you for supporting local makers, and welcome to the reign_wala tribe.
allie dietzek, Founder