In 2020, Ocelot Market has started anew in Boston, Mass. with a new leader, Michaela.
We're expanding OM's original vision to make a larger impact by continuing to source aligned brands. Stay tuned!
Our inspirational original founder
It was a long journey through many careers and countries for Elise to find her passion in Ocelot Market. From studying art and computer science in college in Kentucky to being a coffee-running intern in fashion in New York City. It wasn’t until working in tech and leaving to travel the world that she could use her experience in e-com and retail for good to tell the stories of the people she met in her journey.
A strong headed entrepreneur from Kentucky found herself in Asia for first time listening to this kind-hearted woman from the northern regions of Thailand speak of her sister and their jewelry-making business and how it gave them peace and inspiration to make things by hand. Not to mention, how it supported their family of five through tough times like their mother getting very sick. Elise’s sabatical from work and trip to Asia took on a whole new meaning.
Over time, Ocelot Market has grown to make an impact in more than just three communities, now working with about 100 artisan workshops and artisan focused brands all around the world with the goal of doing something different by providing an economic resource for communities that would otherwise be challenged with sharing their stories as well as a platform for the conscious consumer to vote for the type of world they want to live in. Through Ocelot Market, we explore together.