Episode 164 | MADE TRADE + ETHICALLY ELEVATED GOODS FOR DESIGN LOVERS
In episode 164, Kestrel welcomes Cayley Pater, the founder of Made Trade, to the show. An online marketplace, Made Trade curates artfully-designed, ethically-sourced goods that put people and our planet first, and they are on a mission to become the ultimate destination for conscious consumers who love design.
“We love to shoot on bright, fun colors and to celebrate diversity in that way. Color is a big part of cultural representation.”
-Cayley Pater, Founder of Made Trade
On this week’s show, Cayley shares more on her background and what got her interested in the sustainability, and heritage conversations. Turns out, for her — language was her entry point. Having studied linguistics, and speaking multiple languages, Cayley was exposed to the power of sustainable business through some of her experiences abroad, that her interest in language originally connected her to.
The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:
Symbology, Cayley’s friend was launching this company nearby in Jaipur, while she was studying in India
Dr. Habashi, professor at University of Oklahoma, Cayley worked with her and her nonprofit Child’s Cup Full in the past, as well as helped them launch the Darzah brand, focused on Palestinian embroidery
Masaya & Co, furniture brand Made Trade carries, that started as a reforestation project in Nicaragua (for every piece they sell, they plant 100 trees because reforestation is their top priority)
[from the introduction] “What The Sustainable Movement Is Missing About Privilege” from i-D
Cayley wants to offer you $20 off your your first order at Made Trade.
Head to this link to get your $20 OFF code >
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