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The Gadabout Goods Story

Cambodia, Boy in Jungle, Angkor WatIndia, Morning Boat Ride, VaranasiMorocco, Marrakech Street Scene
India Desert Camel Safari, Founder Photo
Running a fair trade import business was always a dream for Gadabout Goods founder, Bibi, who 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. And 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. Developing friendships with these artisans exposed her to the horribly undervalued conditions many of them live in. So as she continued to travel and see these things, the seed of an idea grew...
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. Moving to Austin, she 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.