It all started in 1998 with a young man who was struggling to pay for business school and striving to be a part of something great. That’s when it happened: In the very heart of Venice Beach, amid the passions of starving artists and sprouting talents, an idea, a seed,
was born. The seed became an obsession, one of the uncontrollable passions, and there was no better place to plant it than in the richest of soils: the Venice Beach Boardwalk. There, the young man brought vibrantly detailed, handmade arts and crafts made by artisans
in developing countries. There, bloomed a company that was free-spirited, warm-hearted, and globally-conscious.
Today, the Lakhays company is as funky and trend-setting as ever and still promotes the artisan made fabrics and encourages products to be made organically and economically friendly. Since day one, Lakhays’s artisans have resided in local neighborhoods of the developing economies of Nepal, India, Indonesia and Thailand.These artisans, who create the intricate, organic clothing that Lakhays is most famous for, are predominantly women who use their artisanal skills to support their families.
Lakhays has committed itself to help these women, who are astonishingly talented and hardworking, market their art so it can be shared with the world. It is our job to bring the work to our customers, and now it is up to the customers to bring our artisans closer to their dreams of success. With each purchase, these women can support their families, help the economies of their neighborhoods, and become one step closer to a brighter future.
Back in 1998, Lakhays was just a young man with a seed. Now, it is a grown man (We do not say “old man”) with a forest and a family. As times have changed and the way people shopped has changed, Lakhays has strived to stay ahead to bring our artisans as much
exposure as possible. With this new, personal online store, our customers are closer than ever. They have become our merchandisers, our designers, and our close friends.
As you browse our products, keep in mind that we are all a family, and you as customer keep the soil rich so the forest can continue to grow and the lives of blooming artisans are changed forever.
Peace and Love.