Affiliate members of Seattle King County REALTORS® are organizations that work closely with REALTORS® to enrich client real estate services offered while building lasting business relationships. For more information, contact Darla White, or Janet Matzke — 2021 Affiliate Council Chair. Find out more about Affiliate membership.
November Affiliate Spotlight
What does your company do and how does it benefit REALTORS®?
Our mission is to change the way people give, receive, and make an impact by curating beautiful products that bring joy, while being kind to people and nature.
Whether you’re shopping for the perfect closing gift, or something for your own home, you have the opportunity to select curated goods that are beautiful, unique, and are aligned to your values–ones that are economically and environmentally sustainable. So that your dollars go to building the world as you want to see it. You can be proud of the items you use to build brand awareness or give to friends and family. Every purchase means sustainable living opportunities for socially marginalized artisans and their extended communities. And you can rest assured Largesse gifts are heirloom quality that will bring your recipients joy for generations.
Why do you do what you do? Why should a REALTOR® hire you?
Largesse thoughtfully sources and commissions products from around the world–Fair Trade whenever available–handmade, and maintaining centuries-old skills that would otherwise be lost to mass production. We source from global women providers who focus on eco-friendly materials and eco-conscious production methods, including recycling and upcycling. We provide the story behind each product, and artisan, to REALTORS® and your clients and other gift recipients, while providing a global marketplace and fair wages for our communities of skilled craftswomen from emerging markets.
Any interesting facts about you?
My drive to make a difference began formulating as a young child, growing up in various emerging economies as my parents are the founders of Mercy Ships and I grew up living on the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, and have traveled to over 65 countries. I have seen first-hand how many of our artisans live. I recently took a sabbatical for a year (I’m a Senior Executive with 20+ years of success spanning retail, technology, blockchain, education, telecommunications, government, and nonprofits) and together with my husband and our children, volunteered in Guinea, learned to surf in Peru, practiced our Spanish and hiking in Spain, and visited National Parks across the US.
I co-founded Largesse retail with a firm belief that surrounding ourselves with beauty feeds our souls and that ‘buying well and buying once’ takes care of our planet and can help artisans all over the world escape the cycle of poverty.