What we do
Mercury Handmade connects retailers, wholesalers and designers to a wide range of highly skilled artisan workshops for custom product development. Now more than ever, there is a demand for objects soul-crafted with skilled hands, honored craft techniques, and provide sustainable benefits to artisan communities around the world.
Our extensive network of artisan handcraft resources spans the globe: from Latin and North America to Africa, Southeast Asia, and beyond.
How We Work
Sourcing agency: As an agent, Mercury Handmade acts as a link between import retailers/wholesalers in the US and highly skilled artisan workshops. Mercury assists clients with design development, prototyping and sampling, product sourcing, order processing, monitoring and logistical support.
Global artisan design has been the central focus of Mercury Marketing International, parent company of MERCURY HANDMADE. Colleen Pendleton launched Mercury in 2004 after a successful 15 years as marketing director with Aid to Artisans an international organization dedicated to elevating the art of handmade globally. Mercury has worked on numerous sourcing projects with major retail such as West Elm, Pottery Barn, Rejuvenation, and many more. Mercury Marketing International continues to be a premier resource for artisan-made design from around the world.