Patti O'Neill, Modela owner, has been inspired by artisans and their craft traditions since the very first time she visited Mexico three decades ago.
Focusing on Mexico and Morocco, she seeks out those artisans that are making the best of their traditional design, often collaborating with the artisans to come up with contemporary versions of their products.
Helping to support artisans and their family members while delivering something unusual and beautiful back home, is one of the many rewards she finds with her business. If the product is sustainable or has a low environmental impact, that's even better! And always, ethical pay is part of the equation.
Because she has been to Mexico too many times to count, Patti has established wonderful relationships with some of the artisans she has known over the years.