Our philosophy: Shop Meaningfully
I wanted to start this shop because I strongly believe in the power of Opportunity. Opportunity for Artists, both locally and around the world, to self-sustain through their craft, to get the opportunity to grow and perfect their craft and to share their passion with the world.
Clever Element provides opportunity by welcoming in artists from here in Southern California to artisan co-ops from India, Guatemala, Romania, Nepal and more. For all our Artist Partners, we provide a monthly report with all your feedback to help them grow and perfect their craft. We focus on the business side of things so artists can focus on their creativity.
Items we buy have been reduced to just being "things" in our life that clutter and confuse. But at Clever Element, I wanted everything to be meaningful; a meaningful part of your life but also a meaningful in the sense of a shared journey of creation. From an artist's inspiration to your closet or living room or as a gift for a loved one, you are sharing in that item's journey by sharing in the artist's story. That's why we have Artist biographies throughout our space.
But creating more "things" to add to this world, no matter how beautiful, are not beneficial if they harm the world around us. That's why we primarily work with artists that focus on sustainable practices, not just ethical ones. The wood items in our space are all made of sustainable, easily grown wood. We encourage our artists to use reclaimed and/or salvaged materials or components that also promote local businesses or sustainability.
We have an opportunity to shop meaningfully. Meaningful for ourselves, our loved ones, the artists that create and the world as a whole.