// WHAT WE DO //
Zwervend (ZVAIR-vend) is a marketplace and travel blog exploring ideas of sustainability, creativity, and journey.
We partner with individual artisans and small co-operatives to improve their product design and online representation, and connect them to a wider audience.
If you are or know of a talented maker who needs help improving their work to compete in the global marketplace, get in touch with us at email@example.com
We offer services in product design, photography, logo design, social media content, and marketing.
// WHO WE ARE //
EMILY GRACE GOODRICH- FOUNDER
I am Emily Grace Goodrich, an artist and designer mostly from San Diego, California. For the last few years, I’ve split my time between Kampala, Uganda, and Portland, Oregon. I work for two companies that each have a mission to provide steady employment to talented Ugandan women, and have nearly seven years of experience navigating the markets of Kampala and Nairobi in search of materials and makers. In previous versions of life, I have been a barista, preschool teacher, data entry analyst, shopgirl, and even once had a temporary gig putting sticker labels on VHS tapes.
When I’m home in the U.S., I love road trips through the desert and along the Oregon Coast, train rides, finding cool stuff in the alley, perusing amazing farmers markets and independent restaurants, and the small group of talented crafty ladies who hang around the Make Good; extraordinary women who helped me take myself a lot more seriously as a designer. When I’m in Kampala, I love exploring new places, hosting dinner parties, and lazy hammock days spent in the garden. My favorite things are traveling, moss, thunderstorms, documentaries, cooking, books, writing, and anything to do with art.
AGNES + BEA- ARTISANS
Agnes & Beatrice are two enthusiastic jewelry makers from northern Uganda who currently live in Kampala. They are our very first artisan partnership, and you can read more about them on their page.