Welcome to our little artisan shop.
The Safari Collective was born out of a desire to feel connected to the objects we surround ourselves with. We believe there is a new kind of consumer in our world today - the one who craves passion and seeks meaning. By learning the story behind the products we invest in, we are participating in smart buying, a practice that supports sustainable and ethical production and values the handmade.
For years, founder and curator, Sarah Lopes, searched high and low for house wares that were truly unique and supported the maker movement. In the summer of 2014, she decided to take matters into her own hands and dreamt up The Safari Collective, a carefully curated shop with a mission to bring found, made and storied items to your home and life. In the spring of 2016, the shop expanded to a brick and mortar storefront in the sweet New England town of New Milford, CT.
We know that our surroundings have an impact on how we feel, and so we hold a deep passion for goods which tell a story and allow us to feel connected, whether the story it holds is minutes young or years old.
We believe in the culture that small businesses bring to our society. We believe in the beauty that talented makers and artisans create. We believe in the stories that dream-chasers and go-getters have the power to tell.
Supporting our beliefs is our mission.
By collaborating with passionate artisans and bringing their creations to the forefront, we are selling you items that are the result of hard work, calloused hands, late night tears and long-awaited dreams.
As a small business, we know just how much every purchase matters. So we've made a commitment to give back as much as we can. Fair Trade USA is an organization which supports conscious consumerism, sustainable development and community empowerment. We strongly believe in all they do, and so we are helping in the small way that we can by donating 5% of our online profits to making the world a fairer, more beautiful place to live.