“Yapoma” is derived from the Turkish word el yapımı which means handmade. The store is filled with handmade goods that are purchased from artists and crafters around the world.
Crafters often must create large quantities of work and attend craft fairs where there is no guarantee that they will be able to make back their initial investment. It can become very costly for crafters attempting to start or sustain their business! Yapoma works directly with the crafters, purchasing wholesale orders from them. This gives crafters the chance to sell many of their items, instead of just one at a time, giving them a faster return (and profit!), helping them to sustain their business.
Through Yapoma, you have a direct link to the maker of your item. Not only is your money going directly to the crafter, you’re feedback helps them hone their craft while figuring out what it is YOU want as a consumer.
Right now Yapoma exists online and in a “home boutique”. Future plans include an actual brick-and-mortar shop. All sales will go into developing this store and, as always, supporting artists and crafters. Sign up for our mailing list or follow us on social media to receive updates on the progress of the brick-and-mortar shop.
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