Behind the Brand: Meet Lotus and Luna
Say hello to our new Spring season friends - local Southern California based company, Lotus and Luna! These beach lovin' babes go above and beyond their fun, coastal-inspired products. They're committed to helping women escape the cycle of poverty and are partnered up with local artisans to create jewelry, accessories, and so much more.
I'm so excited to take you behind the brand of Lotus and Luna. Their brand is all about living in a vacay state of mind - could they be more aligned with the Beachly Tribe!? Not to mention the Lotus and Luna Spring Beachly box feature is a member favorite - the Moonstone Cowry Shell Keychain. All of their products are stylish, thoughtful, and have the perfect touch of beach. Ready to learn more about Lotus and Luna?
P.S. Our Spring giveaway with Lotus and Luna is now live on Instagram. Keep an eye out and don't forget to enter the giveaway to win a Spring Beachly box and Pastel Prize Pack. Together, this giveaway retails for $375+!
Behind the Brand
Lotus and Luna was founded by Janelle Sisting, a local Southern California girl with a heart for adventure, female-empowerment, and living an entrepreneurial lifestyle inspired by her active, carefree, and sunshine-filled life in San Diego. Janelle's charisma and spirit go far beyond her Southern California beach-babe vibes, her adventurous soul has wandered far beyond the bubble of her home and she truly is a global citizen at heart. Janelle has trekked through the South American jungle, negotiated fabric prices in a local Thai market, and fearlessly launched the Lotus and Luna brand which now supports over one hundred and fifty Thai artisans spread across four villages.
Lotus and Luna Brand Story
The Lotus and Luna founder, Janelle, wandered all throughout Asia for several months after graduating from the University of California, San Diego. She fell in love with Thailand and dreamt of one day owning a business inspired by local artisans, supporting Chiang Mai families living in poverty, and empowering the Thai people to make a better life for themselves and their children.
"The difference between dreaming, and doing, is action."
Today, Lotus and Luna works with over one hundred and fifty artisans. All four villages create Lotus and Luna products designed around their own unique specialty. As they continue to grow, Lotus and Luna is able to work with even more local Thai families and communities - uplifting and empowering the artisans one creation at a time.
Click here to read more about Janelle's travels throughout Thailand and how it inspired what we now know as Lotus and Luna.
About the Lotus and Luna Products
Lotus and Luna products are inspired by wanderlust, beach vibes, and a vacay state of mind. They offer a wide range of jewelry, accessories, apparel, and as of recent - face masks! Check out this article by our friends over at ShopEatSurf on how Lotus and Luna made the pivot to face masks at the brink of the pandemic.
All Lotus and Luna accessories are designed with a beautiful message in mind - providing fair and consistent employment to each artisan that handcrafts their accessories. The design process consists of San Diego based designers traveling to Northern Thailand to collaboratively craft the handmade jewelry and accessories.
Some of my favorite Lotus and Luna products are their Master Healer Bracelet, Santa Barbara Island Pants, Koh Samui Mandala Kimono, and the entire Goddess Collection. When I wear Lotus and Luna, I feel bright, beachy, and boho all while knowing I'm helping to uplift and empower female artisans across the world. How cool is that!?
Each Lotus and Luna beaded bracelet takes anywhere between 1 to 3 hours to make - and some of the more intricately designed bracelets can take an entire day!
The Lotus and Luna Mission
If you haven't caught on quite yet - Lotus and Luna is on a mission to support local artisans in Thailand, empower females to work while being a part of their family life, and bringing the beach lifestyle to people located all over the world.
Beyond their collaborative work with Thai artisans, Lotus and Luna has a one-for-one mask program where they have donated over 220,000 face masks to essential workers, small businesses, schools, and other essential businesses in need since the start of the pandemic at the start of March 2020.
Lotus and Luna is also partnered up with a non-profit company called EcoDrive, they donated $20,000 to families in need during the 2020 holiday season, and participated in a local San Diego beach clean-up to close out 2020.
Lotus and Luna is a female-founded brand that has taken the beach lifestyle to an entirely different level. They're more than just a jewelry, accessories, and apparel company - they're making a huge international impact on supporting artisans, giving back to communities, and spreading the vacay vibes all year long.
Loving all things Lotus and Luna? I know I sure am! While you wait for this season's Beachly Box to arrive, you can head over to the Lotus and Luna website and shop all they have to offer. I have a feeling you're going to find sooo many goodies that you'll love!
Shop Lotus and Luna here and use code LUNABEACH for 20% off your order.