Austin Leading Ladies held our Christmas happy hour at Opal Devine’s on December 12, marking the first year of existence. Ernestine, of Kanti Goods, is donating a portion of the money raised from the sales of her goods to Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Kanti Goods sells items from across the globe made by impoverished artisans to give them an opportunity to succeed. Please read their story below. If your organization is looking for a unique fundraising opportunity that helps even beyond your organization, please contact Ernestine.
The idea of Kanti Goods blossomed when a mother and daughter’s wanderlust led them to Southern India. While visiting these new places, we started collecting beautiful pieces infused with beautiful stories. We were so inspired by our findings that we decided to bring back some of these treasures and share them with you.
Our name Kanti is derived from Sanskrit, the ancient language of South Asia, which started many of the world’s modern languages. Kanti, the Sanskrit word for beauty, is thus a root for worldly beauty. Here at Kanti, our aim is to offer a variety of beautiful and genuine fine worldly goods so that everyone can enjoy some of the beauty available in our world.
Kanti brings fine worldly goods to you while working to help the local good. Many of our products come from organizations that give opportunities to underprivileged women and small-scale craftsman, artisans, and entrepreneurs while encouraging local materials and fair production methods. Our products help support their causes by helping them acquire new skills, opportunities, and economic independence within their local communities.
Since 2010, we have shared our goods through our signature Home Shows, at local art markets, and through our online shop. In 2011, we decided that simply supporting communities around the world wasn’t enough. Thus, we added a non-profit chapter to our story. Today, proceeds from each Kanti Home Show and online sale will benefit a local charity or non-profit organization. We are proud to help support our local community and appreciate all the help and support we’ve received in return.
As we continue to grow and evolve along the way, we will continue to do our best to bring you the most beautiful variety of products from around the world, while working to help improve global and local communities. Kanti Goods, fine worldly goods for the local good.
“Be Beautiful, Be Kanti.”