This New, One-of-a-Kind Artisan Shop in Orange County Is Officially Open for Business
Written By: Taylor Gorski HaleCasa
Erik Hale, publisher of LOCALE Magazine, and his wife Erin have been keeping busy during the downtime 2020 has brought most of us. With more time at home, more time to think and more time to put ideas into action, Erik and Erin have brought a dream project to life.
HaleCasa brings handmade home goods made by Mexican artisans to you. Combining their love of travel and Mexico, the couple came together and started contacting artisans directly through Instagram. Eight artisans from all over the world, primarily from Mexico, are now part of the HaleCasa shop.
Wool, hand-dyed tapestries made in Teotitlán del Valle, pillows made in Tulum, macrame hammocks and art made from a Mayan artist in the jungles outside Tulum and ceramics made by a mother and daughter in Mexico City are just a few of the one-of-a-kind creations you can purchase.
Artisans and small businesses could use the love and support now more than ever. And who doesn’t like having a one-of-a-kind, vibrant item in their home reminiscent of past and future travels? “Thanks to Erik Hale for having given us work when the pandemic was hitting my family’s finances very hard,” says Bulmero, one of the artisans from Teotitlàn Del Valle near Oaxaca.
Head to Lander’s Supply House in Costa Mesa for the first-ever HaleCasa pop-up shop! You can find these unique gifts from around the world starting this Saturday, September 5 until at least the end of the year. If you can’t shop IRL, head to the HaleCasa website to place an order.
Taylor is a graduate from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism. She is our Los Angeles and Orange County editor. You can find her dining at a new restaurant, in the ocean or planning her next adventure. Say hello!