About Us

30 years ago, John Wilson opened his first store in D.C., one of the first in the city to offer unique, handmade clothing, textiles, jewelry and artifacts imported from fine craftspeople around the world.  In 1994, we began exclusively wholesaling, importing baskets, artifacts and clothing from Morocco.  Over the years we have expanded our goods from around the world.

We seek only products that meet our eye for design and our ethical stand on production.  We believe in supporting work and production that keeps families and communities intact, and that allows the highest percentage of purchase price to go directly to the artisans.

In the past few years, we have moved our business to rural Southwest Virginia, where we enjoy a gorgeous environment and a strong, thriving community of artisans and musicians-- we are lucky to be able to practice what we preach-- three generations now work with Medina.