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May 21, 2014

by JooJoobs

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Bibi, and I run our family’s leather business, JooJoobs, with my husband, Kelly, and my father, Noi. We live just outside Chiang Mai, Thailand, which is a historic city and also a must-see tourist attraction. Our home borders a beautiful rice field, which makes for a relaxing, tranquil work environment.

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I’ve been surrounded by the leather business for the majority of my life. My father Noi is a master leathersmith. Growing up, he worked so late that I often slept at his factory in Bangkok. After he retired and put the factory lifestyle behind him, our family settled in Chiang Mai.

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Like many other workaholics around the globe, Noi continued working even through retirement. He kept making leather bags and wallets – more and more of them – and giving them to me to sell. I had my own job at the time, and so did Kelly, so selling these creations wasn’t exactly a welcome opportunity at first. Finally we decided to have a family meeting to discuss what to do with all the bags and wallets Noi was making. We divided up the responsibilities, came up with a marketing plan, and JooJoobs was born.

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As our Etsy shop grew, we started getting more and more Convos and orders. Our current volume is so high that answering Convos from potential buyers is nearly my full-time job. As for the wallets, Noi makes most of those, though we do enlist stitching help from our extended family when we get really, really busy. Kelly is in charge of shipping orders and leading our marketing efforts.

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Etsy has provided an amazing opportunity for our family – one that keeps our dreams alive and never stops surprising us. Because of Etsy, millions of potential customers are able to view our shop, while we focus on making quality products and providing the best customer service possible. We are looking forward to opening a new workshop where we can teach youngsters from our community how to work with leather (and also some English!). Our shop is just over a year old, but the future seems very bright.

All photographs by JooJoobs.

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Wallet, Leather Wallet, Personalized Leather Wallet, Front Pocket Slim Design, Minimalist Credit Card Wallet, Mens Leather Wallets #051
Wallet, Leather Wallet, Personalized Leather Wallet, Front Pocket Slim Design, Minimalist Credit Card Wallet, Mens Leather Wallets #051
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
MUST SEE, Minimalist Wallet, Voted Best Leather Wallet, Men's Leather Wallet, Mens Wallets, Groomsmen Gifts, Leather Wallets  #061
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JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Personalized Men's Wallet - Custom Engraved #002
Personalized Men's Wallet - Custom Engraved #002
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$39.00 USD
Passport Wallet, PERSONALIZED Leather Passport Wallet, travel wallet, passport case, leather passport holder, document wallet - Listing #021
Passport Wallet, PERSONALIZED Leather Passport Wallet, travel wallet, passport case, leather passport holder, document wallet - Listing #021
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$39.00 USD
iPhone 7 Plus Case, PERSONALIZED Leather iPhone Case, Leather iPhone 7 Case, Gifts, Personalized iPhone 7 PLUS Case, Phone Case #055
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JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
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Fedex - Shipping UPGRADE for USA Customers - See inside for complete details - Cut Your Shipping time to 3 - 5 Business Days
JooJoobs
$5.00 USD
Personalized Custom Leather Keychain - Hand Stamped, Hand Stitched Personalized Keychain
Personalized Custom Leather Keychain - Hand Stamped, Hand Stitched Personalized Keychain
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$9.99 USD
iPhone 7 Case - Personalized - Custom Engraved - #055
iPhone 7 Case - Personalized - Custom Engraved - #055
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$39.00 USD
Mens Leather Belt, The Manly Man's Belt, Strong, Rustic, Built to Last #091
Mens Leather Belt, The Manly Man's Belt, Strong, Rustic, Built to Last #091
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$39.00 USD
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$29.00 USD
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Passport Wallet, Leather Passport Wallet, travel wallet, passport case, leather passport holder, document wallet - Listing #021
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$39.00 USD
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iPhone 7 PERSONALIZED Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Case, also have iPhone 7 PLUS, iPhone 6(S), etc. See Dropdown menu for your iPhone #056
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$39.00 USD
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$37.00 USD
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$37.00 USD
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$37.00 USD
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JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
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Wallet - PERSONALIZED - Mens Leather Card Wallet - Gift Ideas for Him/Her - JooJoobs Original - 010
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
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JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
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Mens Wallet PERSONALIZED, Bifold Wallet, Leather Mens Wallet, Perfect Gift for your Boyfriend, Dad or Best Friend, Gifts for Men #002
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$39.00 USD
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JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Coin Wallet, PERSONALIZED, Leather Men's Coin Pocket Wallet, Coin Purse, Coin Holder, Fits All Currencies - [Listing# 003]
Coin Wallet, PERSONALIZED, Leather Men's Coin Pocket Wallet, Coin Purse, Coin Holder, Fits All Currencies - [Listing# 003]
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$39.00 USD
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Minimalist Leather Wallet, Groomsman Gift, Groomsmen Gift Wallet, Best Man Gift #061
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
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JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
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JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
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Trifold - PERSONALIZED WALLET - Men's Leather Trifold Wallet - Holds Lots & Lots of Money - 029
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
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JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
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JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
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JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
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JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Mens Leather Belt, The Manly Man's Belt, Strong, Rustic, Built to Last #092
Mens Leather Belt, The Manly Man's Belt, Strong, Rustic, Built to Last #092
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
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Men's Leather Trifold Wallet Made with Distressed Leather - Holds Lots & Lots of Money #029
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
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Sleeve Wallet PERSONALIZED WALLET - Front Pocket Double Sleeve Wallet - Great Gift Ideas for Him/Her - Listing #039
JooJoobs
$29.00 USD
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Wallet - Leather Wallet - Leather Credit Card Wallet - Handmade Leather Wallets - Listing #032
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Mens Leather Belt, The Manly Man's Belt, Strong, Rustic, Built to Last #091
Mens Leather Belt, The Manly Man's Belt, Strong, Rustic, Built to Last #091
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$39.00 USD
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JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
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JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Passport Holder, Passport Book Cover, PERSONALIZED Leather Passport Holder, travel wallet, passport case, passport holder, document #070
Passport Holder, Passport Book Cover, PERSONALIZED Leather Passport Holder, travel wallet, passport case, passport holder, document #070
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
iPhone 6 Wallet Case PERSONALIZED Wallet - iPhone 6 Leather Wallet Case - JooJoobs Original Design --- 006
iPhone 6 Wallet Case PERSONALIZED Wallet - iPhone 6 Leather Wallet Case - JooJoobs Original Design --- 006
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Womens Gift For Her, Wallet, Leather Card Wallet, Handmade Wallets, Handmade Gift Ideas, Get Your Wallet PERSONALIZED, JooJoobs
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JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Groomsman Gift, Best Man Wallet, Groomsman Gift Wallet [#002R]
Groomsman Gift, Best Man Wallet, Groomsman Gift Wallet [#002R]
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Chain Wallet - Wallet - Men's Leather Biker Wallet - Chain Wallets - Manly Man Wallets -- Listing# 035
Chain Wallet - Wallet - Men's Leather Biker Wallet - Chain Wallets - Manly Man Wallets -- Listing# 035
JooJoobs
$45.00 USD
iPhone 7 Case - Personalized, iPhone 7 PLUS, iPhone 6, etc. See Listing for Details, iPhone Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Wallet Case #055
iPhone 7 Case - Personalized, iPhone 7 PLUS, iPhone 6, etc. See Listing for Details, iPhone Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Wallet Case #055
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Passport Wallet, Leather Passport Wallet, travel wallet, passport case, leather passport holder, document wallet - Listing #021S
Passport Wallet, Leather Passport Wallet, travel wallet, passport case, leather passport holder, document wallet - Listing #021S
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Wallet PERSONALIZED Leather Card Wallet Bridesmaids' Gift Mens Wallets, Minimalist Wallet, Front Pocket Wallet  - #010
Wallet PERSONALIZED Leather Card Wallet Bridesmaids' Gift Mens Wallets, Minimalist Wallet, Front Pocket Wallet - #010
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Euro Wallet, PERSONALIZED Mens Leather Bifold Wallet, Fits Euro, UK and HK Currency, Mens Leather Euro Wallet #027
Euro Wallet, PERSONALIZED Mens Leather Bifold Wallet, Fits Euro, UK and HK Currency, Mens Leather Euro Wallet #027
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Mens Leather Belt, The Manly Man's Belt, Strong, Rustic, Built to Last #092
Mens Leather Belt, The Manly Man's Belt, Strong, Rustic, Built to Last #092
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Passport Cover Initials, Leather Passport Holder, Passport Case, Personalized Passport Cover, Student Travel Gift, Compass Passport #071
Passport Cover Initials, Leather Passport Holder, Passport Case, Personalized Passport Cover, Student Travel Gift, Compass Passport #071
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Biker Wallet - Wallet - Men's Dark Leather Biker Wallet - Chain Wallets - Manly Man Wallets -- Listing# 038
Biker Wallet - Wallet - Men's Dark Leather Biker Wallet - Chain Wallets - Manly Man Wallets -- Listing# 038
JooJoobs
$45.00 USD
Wedding Favors Rustic JooJoobs Style - Personalized Custom Leather Keychain - Hand Stamped, Hand Stitched Personalized Keychain
Wedding Favors Rustic JooJoobs Style - Personalized Custom Leather Keychain - Hand Stamped, Hand Stitched Personalized Keychain
JooJoobs
$9.99 USD
Samsung Galaxy S6 Case, Samsung Galaxy S6 Case Leather, Samsung Galaxy S6 Phone Case, Samsung Galaxy S6 Leather Wallet, Gift #057
Samsung Galaxy S6 Case, Samsung Galaxy S6 Case Leather, Samsung Galaxy S6 Phone Case, Samsung Galaxy S6 Leather Wallet, Gift #057
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Mens Leather Belt, The Manly Man's Belt, Strong, Rustic, Built to Last #092
Mens Leather Belt, The Manly Man's Belt, Strong, Rustic, Built to Last #092
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Business Card Case PERSONALIZED WALLET - Minimalist Card Wallet  - Gift Ideas for Him/Her - 023
Business Card Case PERSONALIZED WALLET - Minimalist Card Wallet - Gift Ideas for Him/Her - 023
JooJoobs
$19.00 USD
iPhone 7 Wallet Phone Case PERSONALIZED, Leather iPhone Cases, iPhone 7 PLUS, iPhone 6(S), See Dropdown Menu #056
iPhone 7 Wallet Phone Case PERSONALIZED, Leather iPhone Cases, iPhone 7 PLUS, iPhone 6(S), See Dropdown Menu #056
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Coin Purse Wallet, PERSONALIZED Leather Wallet, Mens Leather Wallets, Womens Leather Wallets, Perfect Gift Idea #014
Coin Purse Wallet, PERSONALIZED Leather Wallet, Mens Leather Wallets, Womens Leather Wallets, Perfect Gift Idea #014
JooJoobs
$29.00 USD
Coin Purse Wallet - Treasure Chest Credit Card Wallet - The Wallet of the Year - JooJoobs Original Design - Leather Wallets [011]
Coin Purse Wallet - Treasure Chest Credit Card Wallet - The Wallet of the Year - JooJoobs Original Design - Leather Wallets [011]
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Monogram Wallet, PERSONALIZED Gifts for Men, Father's Day Gift, Leather Wallet, Groomsmen Gifts, Gifts for Him, Mens Wallets - Listing #024
Monogram Wallet, PERSONALIZED Gifts for Men, Father's Day Gift, Leather Wallet, Groomsmen Gifts, Gifts for Him, Mens Wallets - Listing #024
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Men's Leather Belt, The Gunslinger, Probably the Last Handmade Leather Belt You'll Every Buy, Rugged, Rustic, Cowboy Approved
Men's Leather Belt, The Gunslinger, Probably the Last Handmade Leather Belt You'll Every Buy, Rugged, Rustic, Cowboy Approved
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Mens Leather Belt, The Manly Man's Belt, Strong, Rustic, Built to Last #091
Mens Leather Belt, The Manly Man's Belt, Strong, Rustic, Built to Last #091
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Breast Pocket Wallet - Leather Wallet - Handmade Leather Wallet - Distressed Leather Perfection - Listing #026
Breast Pocket Wallet - Leather Wallet - Handmade Leather Wallet - Distressed Leather Perfection - Listing #026
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Leather iPhone 6 PLUS Wallet PERSONALIZED Clutch Case Rustic Design with Our Signature Hand-Stitching by JooJoobs [066]
Leather iPhone 6 PLUS Wallet PERSONALIZED Clutch Case Rustic Design with Our Signature Hand-Stitching by JooJoobs [066]
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD

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