The Gadabout Goods Story
Gadabout Goods founder, Bibi, lived and traveled around the world since she was a child. Meeting people from the most diverse backgrounds and interests opened her eyes to the oneness of humanity in a way little else could. Bringing goods home made by the amazingly creative and talented people she met abroad carried those travels into her everyday life in a tangible, lasting way. And developing friendships with these artisans exposed her to the horribly undervalued conditions many of them live in. As she continued to travel and see these things, the seed of an idea grew in her head.
Finally, after years of working in other jobs around the world, saving up money and time for international adventures and artisan treasure hunts, she hit a wall and decided to make her dream a reality. She moved to Austin, bought Sheila, the Truck, and started a website. Opening Gadabout Goods allows her to support diverse artists in under-represented communities around the world, build a community of gadabouts, and share travel treasures with everyone; offering you unique pieces that bring the mystery, beauty, and traditions from around the world into your daily life.