Mystic World Finds is a female and minority owned and operated online store based in Los Angeles, CA. We partner with over 50 artisans, co-ops and small businesses in Bhutan, Guatemala, India and Mexico that are mostly female run and led.
Our products are all handmade and made in small batches and quantities. We are deeply committed to sharing stories about our design process, artisans and the cultural context to our products on Instagram (@mysticworldfinds). We try to include at least one photo of the production process in most of our product listings. Our products are designed in house and we are closely involved in the production process. Several of our items have gone through months (sometimes years) of iterations before they come to market. We continually improve upon our design and quality based on client feedback.
We also work with stores and brands across the world on wholesale and custom orders. Learn more here.
We ship orders with recyclable packaging, when possible.
|FAQ: THE STORE|
What's the inspiration behind the store?
A love of different cultures and traditions. Decades of inspiration from conversations with locals, food, art, design, and sites have inspired our brand. A desire of connectivity through beautiful things helped launch Mystic World Finds in 2018. We aim to capture the spirit of communities, traditions and countries through our items in order to bring you a piece of treasure, as your personal world shopper.
What inspired the store name 'Mystic World Finds'?
Spiritual traditions across different cultures are fascinating. And we believe certain spiritual traditions can greatly impact our day to day life. For example, practices like yoga and meditation have informed daily habits for so many people.
We'd like to think we didn't really choose our store name, it chose us. We frequently share traditions and finds we discover along the way on our website and on Instagram.
Where do you ship?
How do you choose which countries to offer products from?
We are drawn to countries with strong mystic and spiritual traditions.
I see Mystic Finds as a product category, what is that?
Mystic Finds are spiritual items used in mystic traditions. For example, one of our best sellers is a mantra bracelet from Bhutan. We were told that wearing the bracelet comes with a responsibility of mindfulness for the wearer and failure to do so could result in negative karma. We are especially careful about curating details like that about our Mystic Finds.
We passionately learn about and give credit to the cultures we source from in order to be sensitive to cultural and spiritual appropriation.
Will you add products from more countries in the future?
Absolutely! But as a new business (we were founded in 2018), we want to make sure we build out our current country offerings first.
Will you possibly open a brick and mortar store in the future?
We are always on the lookout to see how and where that can happen. We frequently look at spaces in and out of the United States. But, unfortunately, the overhead associated with a physical location hasn't made sense for us...yet.