Welcome to The Two:Thirteen Shop
I opened The Two: Thirteen Shop in 2016 to bring the beautiful handwork of the artisans I'd grown to love to a wider audience. While spending more than 10 years overseas, mostly in Nepal, I helped three local women, who are some of my dearest friends start a company that pays fair wages, is ethical, and above trade. This company is called "Blessed Hope Nepal" and is completely owned by my friends. In fact, it is the first locally owned women's business in their community. Here in the US, owning "The Two: Thirteen Shop" allows me the opportunity to bring their creativity to YOU. The Two: Thirteen Shop was started with the women of the Himalayas in mind but it's become a place where I can do even more by finding and providing beautiful, artisan made products to you from here in the US and around the globe. Everything we sell at The Two: Thirteen Shop has a story and an artisan behind the product. Your #purposefulpurchase through our site impacts each of our artisans directly as well as the community they live both here in the US, in Nepal and around the globe. Meet some of them here.
Photo: (R) Founder Kristin with artisans Sonam and Sangjung
A little about me
I'm Kristin. I am married and a Mom to two 13-year-olds. Yes, twins! The Two: Thirteen shop is so much more than a small business to me. Why? My family and I lived and worked in Kathmandu, Nepal for 13 years and it will forever hold a huge place in my heart. I saw first-hand how small, sustainable, and ethical businesses can impact communities in tremendous ways. I often share stories about my experiences in Nepal, the artisans both here and there and some sneak peeks of new products on my Instagram page. Give us a follow! My family is settled for now in South Carolina, but my heart beats for the cultures of the world and I'll give you glimpses into that as you follow along! I'd love to hear from you! If you have any questions or suggestions send me a note on our contact page below.
Together we will continue to make a positive global impact.