A little history of how we started: For many years, I worked in the Floral Industry supplying baskets, tins, and pottery for the growers who sell their plants and flowers to the supermarkets, bouquet makers, and florists. This took me to Asia to develop items for my customers. I fell in love with Asia. The energy there is something everyone needs to experience. Ask me to explain Asia and I can’t; you have to see it yourself!
On one of my trips to Asia, I went to visit a friend of mine who had moved to Bali. I fell in love with the rice fields, the people, the landscape...everything! So, my husband and I came back for another holiday a short time later.
Thru a few fits and starts, in 2004, we created a nice business selling jewelry and accessories, and eventually I quit my job and committed to this new adventure full time.
Almost everything that Pink House makes is essentially handmade, incredibly handmade, in fact.
We were so lucky from the start. We always thought there were miracles around us as we found amazing people to work with. Eventually, we expanded to India and China, but to this day, we work with many of the original people creating fun things from Bali.
All of those years of sourcing overseas taught me to find the best people with a spirit of honesty, hard work, and fairness. I know that without our beaders, wood carvers, weavers, printers, batik men and women, and our local staff in Bali, we would be nothing. They have all become family.
And the designing… for me this is the most fun. I get to look at all these great materials and figure out what you might like. I get to play with fabrics, wood, shell, beads, leather and make stuff! I am a little nerdy, so I also get to use my brain to make things stronger, different, or easier for the people to make.
And then there is my husband… we met at work years ago, Richard in Operations and Lisa in Sales. We were two sides of the same coin as far as work goes, and a pretty darn good balance. And we always have loved working together, which is pretty funny considering I grew up in a family business and swore up and down that I would never work with my husband! (I was a teenager when I did all that swearing.) Never Say Never!!!!
Our name, Pink House, comes from a tiny little pink house on a cliff in Mexico where we spent many vacations. It is a magical place where one could watch whales swim by, listen to sea lions bark, and spend hours watching the changing sea. It was a liberating experience to be there. No phones, no email, no pressures –just beautiful sunsets in the summer and long winter nights. The skies were filled with stars we can no longer see in Southern California.
We value all of our partners and we treat them like family. We are a family business we love and appreciate our employees, customers, and vendors worldwide.
We hope you enjoy our brand new updated wholesale site and find many bold, colorful, unique, and fun items to add inspiration to your store. Happy Shopping!
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