This past April, we were once again awarded the unbelievable opportunity to travel to Florence as part of the ARTEX program, sponsored by the government of Tuscany. This program invites retail store owners from the U.S. to visit Italy and meet with artisans who are interested in selling their wares in American boutiques.
This year's week-long trip included visits to a dozen Italian companies of all sizes and many specialties, including ceramics, glass blowing, leather making and iron forging. Once again, we met wonderful, talented people whose work we are delighted to showcase at Arabesque.
We expect our container of goods to be leaving Italy in the next few weeks, with delivery in September. We look forward to inviting you to see their work and share their stories once everything arrives!
We hope you'll enjoy this "sneak peek" inside the companies as shown in the video below...