Small World Goods, originally Gadabout Goods, was founded by Bibi, a life long gadabout.
Traveling and living abroad since childhood, she dreamed of creating a business with people and crafts around the world, and working to expand opportunities for those with few. Stops along the ancient Silk Road in Asia and Africa were her favorites, and friends and strangers always asked about the beautiful goods she brought back. Staying in touch with the artisans who made those pieces just happened naturally, and the dream of a shop providing them a broader artistic platform grew.
Falling in love with Austin, Bibi bought Sheila, the Truck
, and created a treasure chest from the Silk Road for shoppers inside it. From there, she joined the Caravan Co-Op
with a group of fellow female entrepreneurs. And now she's created a proper little brick and mortar shop
in Austin's downtown East Side.
Our commitment to authenticity means we have an extensive history with the places, people, and traditions that have developed these crafts. When you shop with us, you're supporting a network of artists and entrepreneurs around the world living their dreams of artistic freedom and financial independence.
Let's bring more light to this small world!