Our mission is to be the thread that connects our artisans and customers, empowering both sides to be their best selves, and ultimately, be a source of joy for others around the world.
Montie & Joie is on a mission to connect people and cultures from all over the world. We believe the key to a better planet is for all of us to feel connected, removing the false sense of “other” that many imagine to be true. We believe that through Montie & Joie a beautiful tapestry of connections can be achieved thread by thread. The more connected we feel to each other, the more we will appreciate and respect every human as equally valuable, and every culture as inspiring and beautiful. We also believe this same connection to one another will increase our connectedness to the environments we live in, reducing our individual footprints as we discover that our actions in one place have an impact on people living in another.
The connection amongst different cultures is at the core of our mission, as we provide deeper insights into the products and ways of living in other countries to further our knowledge of our environment, our world, and our impact.
Victors instead of victims, we want to see the beauty that comes through striving in spite of adversity. We all have hard chapters in our story, but none of us should be reduced to just that part of our complex selves. In this industry, we often see artisans portrayed as victims of their circumstances when truly that is a small part of who they are. Their talent is their empowerment to craft a brighter future. Our mission is to portray them as the talented, smart, and empowered women that they are.
Beyond empowering our team, which was the foundation of this business, we want to empower our customers to feel good about their purchases. We know that impact is at our fingertips, sometimes literally through a click. Our mission is to empower our clients to increase their impact easily by supporting ethical and sustainable fashion and home goods. We believe our clients should not have to compromise beautifully designed spaces with their ethical values. Thus, we have chosen to empower all of us to make a difference in the lives of others while feeling great in our own homes.
For what sense does a joyless journey have? Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, “Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all”. At Montie & Joie we want to give joy a voice and help both our artisans and customers find this joy daily either through their work, in their homes, or in their clothes. We are all often victims of “missing all” by taking life too seriously and looking toward an end result. Life is meant to be played with and we are strong believers in finding joy in the journey –– wishing nothing less for our community. We believe we can bring joy to the artisans and their families by providing the means for a better life by showcasing their talents through artistic creation. We also believe our clients can experience joy through their purchases and therefore the future use of our products in their sacred spaces, feeling joyous every time they think of their better contribution to the world. By providing work that our artisan teams love and designing products that are full of vibrant color, we hope you, our community, will feel inspired to choose joy and carry it with you every day.