Fournier...A great Shop & Cause.

Exclusive Interview with Fournier! 

...Ok, maybe not exclusive.

BUT...that sounds fun. 

Regardless, I'm excited to share Anabel's answers to some of the questions that I had for her.  

She is the heart, the genius and the soul behind Fourner. 
(side note: is heart and soul the same thing?)

Fournier is a shop and a cause that I really admire and that I'm really proud to have in that sponsor column to the right!

I hope you enjoy reading about her :)

I know that Fournier began from a special place, can you tell us the story? 
I founded Fournier as a poverty alleviation project in the summer of 2004 while living in Bolivia, and after researching rural womens survival strategies in the face of extreme poverty. The point of my research was to settle on a project to help the community make long lasting improvements in their own standards of living.  
After discovering the amazing natural materials and craftmanship, I dedicated my stay in Bolivia to lay the groundwork for Fournier. In the past seven years Fournier has been training the artisans in knitting, crocheting, embroidery and sewing. 
 What has been your favorite thing about starting and owning Fournier? 
Giving opportunities to artisans in Bolivia, and providing people all along our supply chain with wages that enable them to live comfortably. 
It has also given my the opportunity to meet wonderful people and make long lasting friendships.
The design part is also a favorite. It has given me the chance to use my knitting knowledge in a very positive way.
(Some of the faces/artisans behind Fournier)

Do you have any exciting plans for the future of Fournier? 
Expand my womens line of accessories and clothing. I am also working on new toys and accessories for babies and kids. 
And lastly, 5 things that make you happy?
1. My family
   2. My work
   3. My charities
  4. My friends
  5. Baking & Knitting

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