about us

why we exist

We exist to make positive change in the world through home goods. From helping you craft spaces that feel like home, to supporting and celebrating independent artists and nonprofits through every sale. We ethically source our materials, purchase everything fair trade, and we sustainably produce our art and stationery products in our California studio -- all to ensure the footprints we leave behind lead others well.

We are proud to be The Crafted Prints.

what makes The Crafted Prints different? 

The family behind The Crafted

we are family-owned. After living with family for a few years, we finally were able to move into our own space. While we were excited to finally have a space to make our own, we quickly learned how expensive that actually was. The idea of decorating our space became unattainable, and most of our walls remained empty for over a year.

After some time, Joshua suggested we create our own art. Fast-forward a few months and prayers later, and we began selling our artwork at artisan fairs and we were overwhelmed with the response. Not only that, but other artists/photographers began asking if they could share this space and sell their art, too. 

And so, The Crafted Prints was born! It wasn't something expected, but something that found its way to us, and we're so grateful for it. 

we provide *hand-selected* curated art and home décor items, as well as stationery handcrafted by our team. Unlike other art marketplaces, only approved or invited artists are able to offer their work through our site. We do this to ensure that the art you find here is of the highest quality, and to reduce the burden of sifting through endless pages of art to find desirable pieces. We're creating a space for you with a diverse line of products that will serve a purpose in your life, and bring value to your every day. 

we are committed to remaining ethical, responsible, fair trade. and/or sustainable in all things. We have not and will not: (1) make products in bulk, (2) purchase art prints or stationery products pre-made or (3) purchase items from manufacturers who engage in human trafficking. We will not forfeit our values for profit, ever. Also, by producing art in an on-demand fashion, it helps us eliminate waste altogether. That means we have the privilege of knowing who we're making each item for, and where it will be going -- we think that's pretty special. Finally, all materials are purchased from North American suppliers and we use recycled materials wherever humanly possible.

we want to make an impact beyond our product lines. We are proud to donate a portion of our profits to help the fight against human trafficking -- we have a direct relationship with Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.). We are passionate about ending human trafficking because we believe every person is made with purpose and immeasurable value, and therefore ought to be treated as such. We want to help shed light into the darkest places, and bring hope and healing to hurting people.

We provide our artists with the highest artist commissions in the industry, because we want to honor their work and support them in doing what they were made to do. 

We also have some pretty big hopes for The Crafted Prints. Our dream is to grow our company so we can have the opportunity to hire promising individuals, including single parents and at-risk teens. We want to bless others with this business, so we're working hard -- and your support is getting us there! 

thank you!

We're so thankful for all of the love, support and encouragement we've received since we began this journey. We're overwhelmed by your kindness and we're excited to continue this journey with you!

With Thanks,
Joshua + Vanessa