My love of individual and unique pieces started with me at an early age. I grew up in Texas attending the different festivals that the vibrant and diverse state has to offer. The local artists would show up for the weekend, set up their stalls and showcase their goods. There was everything from handcrafted silver jewelry, handmade stationery, and beautiful leather bags to gorgeous repurposed stained glass windows. It was something I looked forward to every year as I went with my mom and sister and later in life my daughter. The experience of talking to the artist, asking questions about their product, the excitement and pride they exuded while telling you is something I greatly miss in this world of mass produced goods. This boutique is my passion project. Through this, it is my goal to help build a community of people who support the individual artist, small business and underrepresented entrepreneurs. To work with people who take pride in craftsmanship and the quality of their product. And to help you, the customer with discerning taste, to be excited about the idea of their purchases creating good in the world. I hope you love this website as much as I do! Happy shopping!
Owner, Platinum Lacewing Boutique
The Platinum Lacewing is "A boutique with a conscience". We are a company that is:
We will only work with people/companies who share our values. I personally vet and perform extreme due diligence to make sure they comply with fair trade practices as well as ethical and environmental standards.
Product is made practicing fair
labor laws and enforcement opportunities to all domestic workers.
Product is from a brand that is a current member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Products that do not harm the environment whether in their production, use or disposal.
Product is made by an individual artist who displays craftsmanship. It is typically of higher quality than one mass produced by a machine.
You will see these symbols on product pages. These descriptions will help you understand what each product represents.
Says it all!
Product that contributes to the social good in some aspect. A couple of examples are:
Percentage of proceeds are donated to charities or non-profits.
Educating at risk individuals and teaching them a trade.
Product contains materials that have been raised in or grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards.
Product runs less than 500 units.