About Us

From the hands that make it to the hands that share it, come experience the elegance of Home Decoration with Heart and Intention at GIRAFFE.

Priscilla grew up in Washington and knew from an early age there was a wonderful world waiting for her to explore. Blessed with a natural gift for sewing and design, Priscilla was invited to teach at a trade school in Haiti, a country ravaged with natural disaster and poverty but rich with loving talented people creatively using the resources around them. Her time in Haiti planted the seed for her interest in Artisans and Fair Trade. From there her journey continued: gaining experience in Retail, running her own Millinery business, representing and working with local artists, and gathering the tools to make her dream of GIRAFFE come true. GIRAFFE is Priscilla's journey come full circle - Welcoming each of you, sharing her passion for the Artisans, telling their stories over a cup of tea, and weaving the thread that connects us to our family our friends and the world around us. From the hands that make it to the hands that share it, come experience the elegance of Home Decoration with Heart and Intention at GIRAFFE. 

We passionately curate our collection from over 45 countries of Artisans, as well as local artists from the Pacific Northwest.  

At GIRAFFE we delight in meeting new people and sharing handmade treasures from around the world. Everything in our store has a unique journey and story and provides an opportunity to know more about the world and how our choices can make a positive impact on the Global Good.

 

  • Fair trade standards (good working conditions, fair pay, gender equity, no forced child labor) 
  • Good Design and Quality (we want you to love your treasures)
  • Cultural Integrity (promoting hand crafted products made with traditional methods block printing, weaving etc.)
  • Earth Friendly (promoting reclaimed and recycled materials)  (Vashon store is in a 100 yr old house)
  • Pure Elements (committed to the use of  essential oils, natural fibers)
  • Giving Back (we love working with groups that share our values and promote  global health and welfare
  • Joyful Hospitality, the circle of fair trade is complete when you welcome these treasures into your home