It's so heartening to hear about and connect with retailers that are really putting a mission above other aspects of business. This week I spoke with Sam Petrie, the founder of the new venture Clover Artisans which launched in September. The idea started as Petrie, a life-long traveler and daughter of parents who both worked for PanAm, was traveling through Morocco. She wanted to start a company that sells goods that tells a story about a culture, person, or place and truly gives a window into another world. She's partnered with several artisans all over the world, from here in the U.S., to Uzbekistan. Great idea, great items, and very well executed. Please check out Clover and all the beautiful goods that help support economic empowerment across the globe.