We're on a mission to empower local artisans every day !

We believe in authenticity, beauty and style. Our approach combines a focus on both sustainability and transparency, ensuring the ethics of each and every piece on our online store. 

Together we work with fair trade artisans ,especially with Portuguese artisans to craft authentic products: goods with a story and soul. We want to know and be transparent about the origin and composition of the materials we use. 

Each item is handcrafted and available in limited quantities. No two handmade items are exactly alike. Variations in color, shading, texture, shape and grain are inherent in a handmade item, so this means that every handmade item you purchase is also one-of-a-kind. What’s not to like about that?

Diana Macedo

Porto, Portugal 

 founder + captain

" We're an online store offering curated craftsmanship by artisans across the developing world, and we pride ourselves on our focus on ethics, transparency and engaging in environmentally sustainable practices.

We have a direct relationship with our partner artisans and we assure  that they have significant autonomy in setting their prices to reflect fluctuating raw material costs.  

Slow manufacturing, artisan made and eco goods ....

That's La Petite Sardine!"

Jorge Macedo

Braga , Portugal

 founder + chief engineer