Story of St Elise
St Elise is founded out of a deep respect for artisans who create with their hands. We are named in honor of a woman who loved everyone, listened well, and empowered others through her generous heart. To us, Elise is the patron saint of the handmade.
We gather handmade goods from artisans across the world to bring to you. By sharing the stories of these objects and the master artisans who created them, we seek to help preserve culture and strengthen communities. Our mission is three fold: to represent artisans from around the world (as we believe that the desire to create beautiful objects for everyday use is universal), to respect the culture of the artisans we have the pleasure of working with, and to support the artisans in maintaining sustainable production methods for their communities and the world at large.