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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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Personalized leather Wallet, Personalized wallet, personalized wallet men, personalized mens wallet, leather wallet, mens leather wallet 002
Personalized leather Wallet, Personalized wallet, personalized wallet men, personalized mens wallet, leather wallet, mens leather wallet 002
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Wallet, Leather Wallet, Personalized Leather Wallet, Front Pocket Wallet, Slim, Minimalist Credit Card Wallet, Mens Leather Wallets #051
Wallet, Leather Wallet, Personalized Leather Wallet, Front Pocket Wallet, Slim, Minimalist Credit Card Wallet, Mens Leather Wallets #051
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Minimalist Money Clip Wallet, Money Clip Card Sleeve, Card Wallet Money Clip, Awesome Gift Wallet, Super Slim Minimalist Money Clip - #078
Minimalist Money Clip Wallet, Money Clip Card Sleeve, Card Wallet Money Clip, Awesome Gift Wallet, Super Slim Minimalist Money Clip - #078
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Personalized Custom Leather Keychain•Hand Stamped•Hand Stitched Personalized Keychain
Personalized Custom Leather Keychain•Hand Stamped•Hand Stitched Personalized Keychain
JooJoobs
$13.99 USD
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JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
iPhone Case, PERSONALIZED Leather iPhone Case, Leather iPhone Case, Gifts, Personalized iPhone -- PICK your iPhone below #055
iPhone Case, PERSONALIZED Leather iPhone Case, Leather iPhone Case, Gifts, Personalized iPhone -- PICK your iPhone below #055
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
Passport Wallet, Leather Passport Wallet, travel wallet, passport case, leather passport holder, document wallet - Listing #021
Passport Wallet, Leather Passport Wallet, travel wallet, passport case, leather passport holder, document wallet - Listing #021
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
iPhone 8 PERSONALIZED Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Case, also have iPhone 8 PLUS, iPhone 7/7 PLUS, 6/6Plus, etc. See Dropdown menu  #056
iPhone 8 PERSONALIZED Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Case, also have iPhone 8 PLUS, iPhone 7/7 PLUS, 6/6Plus, etc. See Dropdown menu #056
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Minimalist leather wallet, minimalist wallet, front pocket wallet, slim wallet, credit card holder, personalized wallet, JooJoobs  #061
Minimalist leather wallet, minimalist wallet, front pocket wallet, slim wallet, credit card holder, personalized wallet, JooJoobs #061
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
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
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]
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Minimalist Leather Wallet, Groomsman Gift, Groomsmen Gift Wallet, Best Man Gift #061
Minimalist Leather Wallet, Groomsman Gift, Groomsmen Gift Wallet, Best Man Gift #061
JooJoobs
$37.00 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
Yin and Yang Leather Journal Notebook Personalized Leather Journal Leather Notebook #072
Yin and Yang Leather Journal Notebook Personalized Leather Journal Leather Notebook #072
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
BillHolds Collection - Handmade Wallet Perfection - Ultra Thin, Premium Vegtan Leather, Minimalist Front Pocket Design, Saddle Stitching
BillHolds Collection - Handmade Wallet Perfection - Ultra Thin, Premium Vegtan Leather, Minimalist Front Pocket Design, Saddle Stitching
JooJoobs
$149.00 USD
Mens Leather Belt, Leather Belt w/ninja HIDDEN Pocket, FREE Personalization, Belts for Men, Handmade Leather Belt, Man Belt [Listing #099]
Mens Leather Belt, Leather Belt w/ninja HIDDEN Pocket, FREE Personalization, Belts for Men, Handmade Leather Belt, Man Belt [Listing #099]
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Minimalist Wallet, Gift Ideas for Men, Leather Wallet, Groomsmen Gifts, Gift Ideas for Him, Mens Leather Wallets - Listing # 024R
Minimalist Wallet, Gift Ideas for Men, Leather Wallet, Groomsmen Gifts, Gift Ideas for Him, Mens Leather Wallets - Listing # 024R
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Passport Wallet, Sleeve Minimalist Design, Leather Passport Wallet Sleeve, Wallet, Gift, Travel Wallet - [Listing #081]
PERSONALIZED Passport Wallet, Sleeve Minimalist Design, Leather Passport Wallet Sleeve, Wallet, Gift, Travel Wallet - [Listing #081]
JooJoobs
$29.00 USD
Biker Wallet Chain, Mens Leather Biker Chain Wallet - Listing #012
Biker Wallet Chain, Mens Leather Biker Chain Wallet - Listing #012
JooJoobs
$87.00 USD
BillHolds Collection - Handmade Wallet Perfection - Ultra Thin, Premium Vegtan Leather, Minimalist Front Pocket Design, Saddle Stitching
BillHolds Collection - Handmade Wallet Perfection - Ultra Thin, Premium Vegtan Leather, Minimalist Front Pocket Design, Saddle Stitching
JooJoobs
$149.00 USD
Leather Journal Notebook Personalized Leather Journal Leather Notebook #072
Leather Journal Notebook Personalized Leather Journal Leather Notebook #072
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
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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
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
Sleeve Wallet PERSONALIZED WALLET - Front Pocket Double Sleeve Wallet - Great Gift Ideas for Him/Her - Listing #039
Sleeve Wallet PERSONALIZED WALLET - Front Pocket Double Sleeve Wallet - Great Gift Ideas for Him/Her - Listing #039
JooJoobs
$29.00 USD
PERSONALIZED WALLET - Leather Front Pocket Card Wallet -- Gift Ideas for Him Her - 014
PERSONALIZED WALLET - Leather Front Pocket Card Wallet -- Gift Ideas for Him Her - 014
JooJoobs
$29.00 USD
Trifold - PERSONALIZED WALLET - Men's Leather Trifold Wallet - Holds Lots & Lots of Money - 029
Trifold - PERSONALIZED WALLET - Men's Leather Trifold Wallet - Holds Lots & Lots of Money - 029
JooJoobs
$39.00 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
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Coin Purse Wallet - Treasure Chest Credit Card Wallet - The Wallet of the Year - JooJoobs Original Design - Leather Wallets [011]
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
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Wallet, Leather Wallet, Personalized Leather Wallet, Front Pocket Slim Design, Minimalist Credit Card Wallet, Mens Leather Wallets #051
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Men's Leather Trifold Wallet Made with Distressed Leather - Holds Lots & Lots of Money #029
Men's Leather Trifold Wallet Made with Distressed Leather - Holds Lots & Lots of Money #029
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
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JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Big Texas Wallet, handmade PERSONALIZED wallet, Manly Mans Leather Bifold Wallet , Mens Leather Wallets - Fits all Currencies - [063]
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JooJoobs
$45.00 USD
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Money Clip Wallet, Leather Money Clip Wallet, Mens Leather Wallet, Wallets for Him, Gifts for Men - Listing #028
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
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iPhone X Wallet Case, Leather iPhone X Wallet Case, Find Your iPhone Device in the Drop down menu #055
JooJoobs
$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
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Trifold Chain Wallet - Wallet - Men's Leather Biker Wallet - Chain Wallets - Manly Man Wallets -- Listing# 037
Trifold Chain Wallet - Wallet - Men's Leather Biker Wallet - Chain Wallets - Manly Man Wallets -- Listing# 037
JooJoobs
$45.00 USD
iPhone 7 Leather Case Wallet Personalized, iPhone 7 PLUS, SE, iP6, iP5, etc. Wallet, iPhone Leather Case Wallet, iPhone Wallets #055
iPhone 7 Leather Case Wallet Personalized, iPhone 7 PLUS, SE, iP6, iP5, etc. Wallet, iPhone Leather Case Wallet, iPhone Wallets #055
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
iPhone 6 Wallet Case, Wallet, Leather Wallet, Leather Case, Phone Wallet, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6PLUS, iPhone 6sPLUS, Personalized Gift #055
iPhone 6 Wallet Case, Wallet, Leather Wallet, Leather Case, Phone Wallet, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6PLUS, iPhone 6sPLUS, Personalized Gift #055
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Biker Wallet WITHOUT the Chain - Wallet - Men's Dark Leather Biker Wallet - Manly Man Wallets -- Listing# 038
Biker Wallet WITHOUT the Chain - Wallet - Men's Dark Leather Biker Wallet - Manly Man Wallets -- Listing# 038
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
Bridesmaids Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Leather Credit Card Holder, The JooJoobs Original Treasure Chest Wallet - Listing #011
Bridesmaids Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Leather Credit Card Holder, The JooJoobs Original Treasure Chest Wallet - Listing #011
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
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
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
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
Wallet - Leather Wallet - Leather Credit Card Wallet - Handmade Leather Wallets - Listing #032
Wallet - Leather Wallet - Leather Credit Card Wallet - Handmade Leather Wallets - Listing #032
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
PERSONALIZED Gift, Treasure Chest Credit Card Wallet, Perfect Gift Idea, Unique, Handcrafted Excellence, ADD it to your FAVORITES #011
PERSONALIZED Gift, Treasure Chest Credit Card Wallet, Perfect Gift Idea, Unique, Handcrafted Excellence, ADD it to your FAVORITES #011
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
iPhone 7/8/7+/8+ Case - Personalized, iPhone 7 PLUS, iPhone 6, etc. See Dropdown Menu, iPhone Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Wallet Case #055
iPhone 7/8/7+/8+ Case - Personalized, iPhone 7 PLUS, iPhone 6, etc. See Dropdown Menu, iPhone Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Wallet Case #055
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
iPhone 6 Wallet Case PERSONALIZED WALLET - Leather iPhone 6 Wallet - Gift Ideas for Her -- Clutch - Mobile Accessories - 001
iPhone 6 Wallet Case PERSONALIZED WALLET - Leather iPhone 6 Wallet - Gift Ideas for Her -- Clutch - Mobile Accessories - 001
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Men's Leather Belt, The Gunslinger, Probably the Last Handmade Leather Belt You'll Every Buy, Rugged, Rustic, Cowboy Approved #091
Men's Leather Belt, The Gunslinger, Probably the Last Handmade Leather Belt You'll Every Buy, Rugged, Rustic, Cowboy Approved #091
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
iPhone 7 Leather Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Case, iPhone Protective Leather Armor, Clutch Wallet Design, PERSONALIZED Gift Idea, #013
iPhone 7 Leather Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Case, iPhone Protective Leather Armor, Clutch Wallet Design, PERSONALIZED Gift Idea, #013
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
Samsung Galaxy S8 Case, Samsung Galaxy S8 Case Leather, Samsung Galaxy S8 Phone Case, Samsung Galaxy S8 Leather Wallet, Gift #057
Samsung Galaxy S8 Case, Samsung Galaxy S8 Case Leather, Samsung Galaxy S8 Phone Case, Samsung Galaxy S8 Leather Wallet, Gift #057
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
Money Clip Wallet, Leather Money Clip Wallet, Personalized Money Clip Wallet, Minimalist Mens Leather Wallet with Money Clip, JooJoobs #018
Money Clip Wallet, Leather Money Clip Wallet, Personalized Money Clip Wallet, Minimalist Mens Leather Wallet with Money Clip, JooJoobs #018
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Wallet, Gift Ideas for Men, Father's Day Gift, Leather Wallet, Groomsmen Gifts, Gift Ideas for Him, Mens Leather Wallets - Listing # 024
Wallet, Gift Ideas for Men, Father's Day Gift, Leather Wallet, Groomsmen Gifts, Gift Ideas for Him, Mens Leather Wallets - Listing # 024
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Vertical Card Wallet -- Front Pocket Approved Minimalist Design - 017
Vertical Card Wallet -- Front Pocket Approved Minimalist Design - 017
JooJoobs
$19.00 USD

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