I would like you to meet Andrea and her Etsy shop: WeAreBoundTogether
If you love the idea of helping others as well as having a pretty cool notebook, then you will love WeAreBoundTogether and Andrea.
Let's get to know WeAreBoundTogether and Andrea:
What would you like us to know about you?Hello, my name is Andrea Davis from We Are Bound Together, a store featuring hand-bound books.
What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?
My journey into bookbinding started when my husband and I began thinking seriously about where our stuff came from. We started making an effort to buy products where the workers were being treated the way we would want to be treated - ethically and fairly.
This was before I knew much about Etsy. I had the hardest time finding photo albums. So I decided to look into making one myself. I had always been artsy, so I figured that there must be some way. Hence my adventure of bookbinding began.
Parallel to all this, the desire to help others was something my husband and I both possessed. We didn't always do it right, but we learn through our experiences. At one point I really wished I could do more, especially for persecuted Christians around the world. They are our brothers and sisters in Christ, and as a family was should support them. We donated bits of money here and there, but the desire to help remained a passion of mine.
One day the idea came to me of the possibility of making hand-bound books to sell and the proceeds going toward those who are suffering. I had heard of Etsy by that time and that seemed like the perfect market. I was unable to fulfill that idea at that time, but it remained a dream of mine.
My store, “We Are Bound Together” combines my work of bookbinding with my desire to help persecuted Christians. The name has a double meaning. We are bound together as believers, and by hand-bound books I hope to help others. I do not donate to a single organization, but rather through a few. Currently the three that I focus on are “Voice of the Martyrs”, “Open Doors” and “International Christian Concern”.
How would you describe your shop?
If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?On the fun side, the three crafty items I would like to have if I were shipwrecked on a desert island are a utility knife, needle and thread. A utility knife is a must have for so many crafty things, and it must be a good one, not the cheap ones. That along with a needle and thread can produce so many wonderful things!
Where else can we find you?
My website, www.weareboundtogether.com
Thanks so much Andrea . It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.
Now please show Andrea some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh...and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)
Have a great weekend!