Hello everyone! I'm Rita and me and my hubby make a team called Nativ. We've started this journey in the 'handmade' path in 2005 and since we've been trying to develop a work based on quality and original design. I think we're doing pretty good! But in order to evolve, we also need to see, listen and appreciate our fellow workers art, because as self-taught artisans we need some kind of guidance! We weren't born taught
So, we make shoes, macrame jewelry and leather pockets. We try to keep a freshened look on our pieces, but sometimes inspiration fails us, so we resort to something called... patience. And usually it works!
Well, I think that's it. I'm really excited to know you (or some / most of you) and also to help in anyway I can. To me, handmade is a returning to essence that is almost dying out. So this forum leaves me with a sense of hope and security.