Amy Kimmich and Maury Letven
Mariachi Imports has been developing innovative household products since 1994 when they first brought lead free tableware from Mexico. Five years ago they designed the phenomenally successful Sweep Dreams broom line of working designer brooms. Founders Amy Kimmich and Maury Letven have always looked for the design potential in otherwise mundane household products. Both graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art, and now use their training to being art and design to all aspects of their business.
More importantly, Mariachi works to produce ecologically and socially responsible products. “We are passionate about two things “says Amy, “One, the environment, and two, fairness in the work place. It is essential to us to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. It means tighter margins for us, but it’s always worth it. In fact, we have found that building this principle into the structure of all operations is rewarding in a way that extra dollars could never be.” In the end, it’s actually pretty easy to do the right thing.