We are World by Hand.
Francia has a bachelor in International Commerce, a masters in International Relations and a postgraduate degree in International Development. She basically lives travelling. The longest she has lived somewhere in the last 3 years after she left Washington DC has been Haiti for four months where she has an organization called TiZwazo that aims at increasing the standard of living of women and their families.
World by Hand was born through her struggle to sell necklaces made by the women working with TiZwazo in Haiti. She realized selling only a few necklaces was not going to make the cut. She started travelling and connecting with artisans and organizations that are creating with their hands. Her dream is to form strong partnerships with these artisans in order to help them succeed in the global market. When she travels, she shows her little booth in the LA markets to artisans and she loves the reaction. The artisans become so happy to see their hard work projected somewhere else and she is excited to be able to work in connecting these dots for them.
Her email is email@example.com, she is a pole and lyra dancer and an ashtanga yogi. She is currently touring California in a travel trailer with Domingo and Ramona, two little rescue wookies.