Fait Main began in a suitcase, a suit case full of little wonders...
Fait Main is a happy exchange where a little bit of the French summer market is brought to you, where ever you live.
"Hand made" in French for Good Girl means the joys of summer in the South of France, the smells and colors and sounds that blanket me while there, the conversations with local artisans at French markets and the beauty of something made by hand, from another country, from another world.
For the purposes of convenient travel, I have started with small, light weight, hand-crafted, pretty objects that I have gathered from the French markets - pottery, scarves, cotton tops, jewelry, sandals.
Filling a suit case full of Good Things Made by Good People in France made me incredibly happy. I delighted in the conversations I had with artisans, visiting them each week at the market, or discovering them while exploring different regions. Bringing home their hand-made objects and then sharing them with friends in America made me even happier. In fact, it has been so much fun that Good Girl Go Go Go will launch Fait Main on-line in 2015. That way, I can open my suitcase and share the little wonders with you, too!
This Christmas, Fait Main will be part of a local market in America, bringing French local to Berkshire local at Dottie's Annual Manual on Monday, December 22nd in Pittsfield, MA.
Good Girl Go Go Go loves showcasing Good Things Made by Good People. Fait Main objects are made by French artisans, people I know and visit each year... and yes, it is so incredibly easy to shop local in France and it would be so tempting to over-load but I can't. I am only permitted to carry over a certain amount to meet customs allowances. That means many of my pieces are one-offs and my inventory is small, very small. There is a beauty in this type of exchange because it keeps things simple: what's there is there and when it's gone it's gone.
It also ensures that you are buying something that no one else has. It keeps your Fait Main experience unique and special, just like the objects I carry home and deliver to you by hand. Rest assured, there's always the option to special order items, but only if you are truly patient and able to wait for special items to be made-to-order and then... wait some more for the French post to arrive...but we all know that Good Things Made by Good People are always worth the wait.