Big Dreams Realized
FETCH IDEAS is a 100% Canadian company, passionate about supporting artisans, building communities, and empowering craftspeople, all while bringing beautiful, sustainable, handmade items from different parts of the world, including Canada. FETCH IDEAS is a lifelong dream of the product designer and artisan Clarice Duarte. Born in São Paulo, Brazil and now established in Canada, she has been creating her own products for more than 25 years. Clarice has always been concerned with the environment and sustainability of the planet. She has participated of many different social projects in Brazil and also in the development of sustainable communities.
For Clarice, this company brings together her passion for community, artisans, opportunities, hope and the beautiful products they produce. Since the conception of the company, she has worked closely with artisans, small producers and new designers, travelling around the world, mainly to Brazil to bring FETCH IDEAS to life.
From beautiful handmade accessories, jewelry, linens, handbags and many others, FETCH IDEAS appreciates art in many forms. From professionally trained artisans, new designers launching their magical products, to local craftspeople with no formal training, from small towns, to large cities, Clarice sees beauty, talent, and quality everywhere and brings this vision to FETCH IDEAS.
As Clarice says, “Every product has a story to tell. FETCH IDEAS wants to show that behind a product there are people who have invested years of study and dedication, trial and error and the final product is pure beauty”. FETCH IDEAS also wants to showcase those artisans without academic training or study who are producing beautiful, high quality products, often in difficult situations, with few resources. For many of these craftspeople, access to a Canadian and international audience isn’t just exciting, it’s truly life changing. These entrepreneurs rely on their growing businesses to sustain their lives, and the lives of their employees.
FETCH IDEAS has now launched in Canada, showcasing world artists, telling their stories, and helping their products reach an international audience. In addition to bringing these beautiful products to Canada, FETCH IDEAS also strives to better these artisans and the communities in which they live, by helping them grow their businesses, learn how to market their products and skills, and communicate with an international audience. This mentorship component of FETCH IDEAS bring together Clarice’s passion for art, and the people and communities who create it. Building partnerships and communities is so important to Clarice and to the FETCH IDEAS team. Each purchase from the site sends support back to these local artists and communities.