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ABOUT ISIKO

Global Goods for the Global Good

We aim to support and empower artisans around the globe through the universal language of art. The products carried and curated by isiko connect humans across the world through the stories they tell in the use of fabric, in the patterns, the texture and in the design itself.  Using traditional techniques and materials, our handmade products are not only beautifully unique, but also bring deserved recognition and provide jobs to underserved communities around the world.

At isiko, we not only want our heartfelt, handmade products to look good, we want them to do good.

As a social good company, every quarter we identify a deserving organization and donate ten percent of our proceeds to support their efforts. Every purchase you make at isiko helps give back to a community so desperately in need. By shopping with isiko, you are also doing your part in helping those underserved communities. Your support and participation means so much to me, I simply cannot thank you all enough.

Together, we can make this world a better place for all.

Learn more about the organization we are currently supporting by visiting the Social Good page.

MY STORY

Hi! My name is Janna, I am the founder and creator of isiko. I was born into a family who loved to travel and to parents that came from very different walks of life – my father is from New York and my mother is from the Philippines. As a result, much of my childhood was spent traveling and I even spent my formative years living in Manila, Philippines. After receiving my B.A. in Anthropology from San Diego State University, I decided to join the Peace Corps where I served for two years at an orphanage in a rural village in Swaziland, Africa.

For many years I have had a dream of creating a platform that would share the unique arts of other cultures from around the world, that would support these arts and that would preserve the traditions and techniques behind them.  Upon returning to California from the Peace Corps, I came to a turning point in my life and decided to stop waiting for everything to be in the right place to create this platform and instead to have faith and go after my passion. From this passion sprouted isiko, a true labor of love that celebrates the traditional handicrafts and arts from cultures around the world.

The combination of my love for art and anthropology is one of the foundations of isiko and that which allows us to share the art of other cultures and to benefit all involved.

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