This is what our customers are saying about us.
We appreciate all of your compliments. They motivate us to work harder for you and have the best consideration for your specific needs.
If you would like to compliment us or give us feedback, please visit our Feedback section. Thank you!
“Handmade Expressions has been a pleasure to work with. I love the web site and appreciate the artistry and the dedication to showcase the “hands” behind the merchandise. Thank you so much!"
—Maria Carreno, Founder | The One Eyed Turtle LLC
“You guys really know how to pack a box!!!! Way to go keeping the packing materials down!!!! LOVE everything we got today!!!”
—Kari | Daniel Gallery
“I got my bags yesterday!! I love, love, LOVE them!!! Thank you so very much!”
“I just received the latest product catalog from Handmade Expressions… You all did a wonderful job! All of the new items are so beautiful; I look forward to ordering this Fall! Best of luck with the new line and the beautiful, ever-faithful core products.
Thank you for all that you do in furthering the fair trade movement.”
—Holly Lucas | Sojourns
“We turned our 200 custom-printed bag order into a “Circle of Caring.” After purchasing these wonderful bags from fair-trade artisans in India we invited our customers to purchase these eco-friendly bags to use in Kansas City, and all the funds raised went to build a Habitat for Humanity house in El Salvador. Our customers loved being a part of the “circle” and we sold out of bags in several weeks! Thank you!"
—Jan Buerge | World’s Window
“I just wanted to let you know that the shipment of bags and notebooks arrived today! Everything is stunning! I’m very happy with the product and it was a pleasure working with you. I hope to continue in the coming years.”
—Jaqui Hofman, Event Coordinator | HEALTH SCIENCES ASSOCIATION OF BC
“Handmade Expressions offers beautiful products. Customers from a wide range of ages, personalities and socio-economic levels are drawn to these bags and journals (and the stories behind the products).
The customer service is outstanding with calls and emails promptly returned. On occasion we have even had the opportunity to make suggestions about certain products and these have been considered and implemented.
It is a pleasure to work with Handmade Expressions as a company. It is even more exciting to know that these products are created by artisans who are given a fair wage for their work.
_It is one thing to buy wholesale from a company; it is entirely a different venture to feel like there is a viable partnership that is helping to sustain and advance families in India."
—Will Honeycutt | World Next Door _
“Handmade Expressions is absolutely a wonderful company to do business with – friendly, helpful and such pleasant conversations. Thank you for such a positive experience.
On top of that, your products are beautiful & excellent quality.
I received my first order and within 2 days almost everything sold. What a great surprise! In particular, the Eco Shopping Bags, Stitch Sizzle Purse, Night & Day Bracelet went like hot cakes. I’ve been carrying a Stitch Sizzle bag and keep getting compliments on the colors, details and creative stitching.
We feel so honored to help support your Artisans and look forward to making an even bigger difference in their lives through selling their handcrafts on www.ExoticWorldGifts.com "
—Liz Allen | President, Exotic World Gifts, Inc.
“Every item of yours has a handmade, artistic feel to it, and, at the same time, the consistency and quality are great. I appreciate your careful attention to detail when I’m frantically placing orders, and your flexibility and patience with my last minute ordering as well. While I’m sure we’re not one of your biggest account, your personalized and thoughtful service makes me feel that way.
Suggestion: an email announcement when any new items are posted would be helpful.
As always, I look forward to seeing any new products you’re developing."
—Lisa Dunn | Revive
_"Handmade Expressions carry great artistic and one of a kind fair trade products. Your products represent the age old artistry of various parts of India with globally cool designs and environment friendly materials. I have been very happy with your products and am greatly impressed by your attention to build relationship with customers like me and artisans who make your cool products. I wish you all the success."
—Sanjay | Shangri-La Collections _
“We received the journals via FedEx last week, and I must compliment your artisans on the exceptional workmanship. The journals are a vivid representation of exactly what Fair Trade items are: high quality, accurate pricing and most importantly; the fair exchange to the artisians for their creativity and effort. Thanks again for providing such high quality items.”
—I F Gordon | The Sahara Tee Co.
_"Your products have been continuing to sell. The bags have been selling well the last few months. The one that I sell out of pretty quickly is the Dharma Bag […] I do really like your products. They are functional, but still feel connected to India!"
—Kathy Riley | Bonnie River Fair Trade & World Friendly Store _
_"[Your products are] beautiful. You do such wonderful work, Manish. Thank you."
—Amber Chand | The Amber Chand Collection _
“I noticed […] that you include the wholesale prices on your website accessible to all, including my retail customers who tend to be quite computer saavy. As your website is on all of your products, I am requesting that you delete the wholesale prices so as not to cause embarassment to your wholesale customers who are attempting to resell these products in their retail stores at retail prices.”
—Nina Cangiano | Global Offerings
Thank you for the feedback. We have now implemented a password protection system, so you can only see prices if you login as a buyer. Contact us so we can give you a password.
>*_Thank you so much for listening to your retail partners’ suggestions and implementing the change regarding access to wholesale pricing information. I appreciate your responsiveness.
—Nina Cangiano Global | Offerings*_
“We are really excited about the bags; my mom loved the one you gave me, although she immediately asked about reinforcing the seems and the handle, which I assured her you would do, as per our conversation at the show. Noni has been using your bag every day and has gotten a number of compliments on it already. We look forward to having them as soon as possible”
—Jay Gurewitsch | Arcadia
_"I can’t stop showing people around here my Eco Shopper, and I can’t wait until they’re actually here!"
—Aileen Diehl | Wheaton Arts _
_"The endeavor is tremendous and the site is beautiful!"
—Paige O’Brien | Dunia, The Earth-Friendly Store for Home, Body and Soul _
“The bags are fabulous!!! We love them!!!”
—Jan Etre | Crafts & Music Fair Coordinator
“Love what you did with the logo […] and love the Convention 2008 underneath. Thank you.”
—Jaqui Hofman | Executive Assistant/Event Coordinator | HEALTH SCIENCES ASSOCIATION OF BC
“Thank you for getting back to me! Wow, I am quite impressed with the work of your graphic designers.” (regarding some custom made bags)
—Erica Trani | In Exchange
“I just wanted to let you know we received the remainder of our order and are very pleased with the Logo printed newsprint bags. Thank you!”
—Tina Myers | Real Goods Solar Living Center | Gaiam/Real Goods
" I just saw the new paperbag that you are selling and i love it! my parter and i are considering ordering some w/ our design logo on them."
—Alyssa | Comobo Design
_"…the wraps on the journals are very informative and useful, especially on the cruelty-free leather ones. It helps customers and gift recipients know what the product is and how it is special. These things really make a difference and help sell the products…"
—Kathy Riley | Bonnie River Fair Trade & World Friendly Store _