There are a lot of decisions and choices when you start a business. There are risks to consider, research to gather and strategies to consider. When we set out to create Eclectic Box Goods, we were absolutely clear about a couple of things that served as a guide for us as we navigated and came to terms with decisions and challenges:
- We wanted to deliver delight to our customers
- We wanted to discover and celebrate hand-crafted maker items
- “Bee” generous and give back
Eclectic Box Goods was created on the foundation of these ideals. As we travelled around visiting markets and being inspired by Makers, we reflected on what we wanted to be for the world and we began to articulate our purpose and the values that would become our brand. This clarity of purpose guides our decisions about everything from our products and vendors to how we care about customers. I want to share these with you in the hope that you will connect to who we are and how we want to contribute to our world.
The Bee – The “bee” is a symbol we embrace and we see ourselves buzzing around pollinating and promoting Makers as we visit artisan and Maker markets, gathering a “sweet,” eclectic mix of creative goods. We bring back our goods to the hive to share & brighten your life & home.
We inspire and brighten the life & home of our customers by providing them with eclectic designs & hand-crafted goods and connect them to the passionate Makers that made them.
Bee kind – We believe in being kind to the earth & all living things because kindness matters and is never wasted.
Bee Generous -We are committed to give freely of our time, resources and talents to support people and causes throughout the world.
Bee Passionate – Passion fills us with meaning, energy, and focus. One of our greatest passions is to connect more people to Makers and their passion to create.
Bee Thoughtful – Being thoughtful is one of the most powerful tools to connect with people and build relationships. We care for the needs and happiness of others.
Bee Inspired – We are grateful for people and their actions that inspire us to explore new possibilities for ourselves and our world. As we are inspired, we feel the responsibility to inspire others.
Our mission and values reflect who we are and remind us that our work is bigger and more important than simply succeeding financially as a business. Our aim is for Eclectic Box Goods to influence, contribute and connect to the Makers community.