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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 Custom Leather Keychain•Hand Stamped•Hand Stitched Personalized Keychain
Personalized Custom Leather Keychain•Hand Stamped•Hand Stitched Personalized Keychain
JooJoobs
$13.99 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
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
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
iPhone 7 Plus Case, PERSONALIZED Leather iPhone Case, Leather iPhone 7 Case, Gifts, Personalized iPhone 7 PLUS Case, Phone Case #055
iPhone 7 Plus Case, PERSONALIZED Leather iPhone Case, Leather iPhone 7 Case, Gifts, Personalized iPhone 7 PLUS Case, Phone Case #055
JooJoobs
$39.00 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 7 PERSONALIZED Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Case, also have iPhone 7 PLUS, iPhone 6(S), etc. See Dropdown menu for your iPhone #056
iPhone 7 PERSONALIZED Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Case, also have iPhone 7 PLUS, iPhone 6(S), etc. See Dropdown menu for your iPhone #056
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Mens wallet,mens,wallet,leather wallet,leather,mens gift,gifts for him,men,anniversary gift,groomsmen gift,gift for men,Father's day gift002
Mens wallet,mens,wallet,leather wallet,leather,mens gift,gifts for him,men,anniversary gift,groomsmen gift,gift for men,Father's day gift002
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
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 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
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
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
Fedex - Shipping UPGRADE for USA Customers - See inside for complete details -  Cut Your Shipping time to 3 - 5 Business Days
Fedex - Shipping UPGRADE for USA Customers - See inside for complete details - Cut Your Shipping time to 3 - 5 Business Days
JooJoobs
$5.00 USD
iPhone 7 Case PERSONALIZED, iPhone 7 Wallet Case, Phone Wallet, Leather iPhone Case, iPhone 7, 7PLUS, 6, 6s, 6PLUS, 6s Plus, SE, iP5 #056
iPhone 7 Case PERSONALIZED, iPhone 7 Wallet Case, Phone Wallet, Leather iPhone Case, iPhone 7, 7PLUS, 6, 6s, 6PLUS, 6s Plus, SE, iP5 #056
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
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
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
Samsung Galaxy S7 Case, Samsung Galaxy S7 Case Leather, Samsung Galaxy S7 Phone Case, Samsung Galaxy S7 Leather Wallet, Gift #057
Samsung Galaxy S7 Case, Samsung Galaxy S7 Case Leather, Samsung Galaxy S7 Phone Case, Samsung Galaxy S7 Leather Wallet, Gift #057
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
iPhone 7 Case, iPhone 7 Plus Case, iPhone Leather Case, Leather iPhone 7 Case, iPhone 7 Case Wallet, iPhone 6 Case, Handmade iPhone Case 055
iPhone 7 Case, iPhone 7 Plus Case, iPhone Leather Case, Leather iPhone 7 Case, iPhone 7 Case Wallet, iPhone 6 Case, Handmade iPhone Case 055
JooJoobs
$39.00 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
JooJoobs, Leather Mouse Pad, Mouse Pad, Leather mousepad, Monogram Mousepad, Laser engraved, Personalize mousepad
JooJoobs, Leather Mouse Pad, Mouse Pad, Leather mousepad, Monogram Mousepad, Laser engraved, Personalize mousepad
JooJoobs
$23.00 USD
Wallet, The Inside Out Men's Leather Wallet, Minimalist Wallets, Groomsmen Gifts, Leather Wallets, Listing# 061 - The Wallet of The Year
Wallet, The Inside Out Men's Leather Wallet, Minimalist Wallets, Groomsmen Gifts, Leather Wallets, Listing# 061 - The Wallet of The Year
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
Womens Gift For Her, Wallet, Leather Card Wallet, Handmade Wallets, Handmade Gift Ideas, Get Your Wallet PERSONALIZED, JooJoobs
Womens Gift For Her, Wallet, Leather Card Wallet, Handmade Wallets, Handmade Gift Ideas, Get Your Wallet PERSONALIZED, JooJoobs
JooJoobs
$37.00 USD
iPhone 7 Leather Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Case, iPhone Protective Leather Armor, Clutch Wallet Design, PERSONALIZED Gift Idea, JooJoobs
iPhone 7 Leather Wallet Case, Leather iPhone Case, iPhone Protective Leather Armor, Clutch Wallet Design, PERSONALIZED Gift Idea, JooJoobs
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
MacBook Bag 13" Leather MacBook Messenger Bag, MacBook Air Case, MacBook Bag, Distressed Leather Messenger Bag - Listing #022
MacBook Bag 13" Leather MacBook Messenger Bag, MacBook Air Case, MacBook Bag, Distressed Leather Messenger Bag - Listing #022
JooJoobs
$280.00 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
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
iPhone 7 Case PERSONALIZED, Leather iPhone Wallet Case, Also iPhone 7PLUS, iPhone 6(S), iPhone 6 Plus, etc. See Dropdown Menu #055
iPhone 7 Case PERSONALIZED, Leather iPhone Wallet Case, Also iPhone 7PLUS, iPhone 6(S), iPhone 6 Plus, etc. See Dropdown Menu #055
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
Biker Wallet Chain, Mens Leather Biker Chain Wallet - Listing #012
Biker Wallet Chain, Mens Leather Biker Chain Wallet - Listing #012
JooJoobs
$87.00 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
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
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
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 Wallet with Coin Pocket - All Currency Friendly - Rugged, Rustic Appeal - Listing [003]
Mens Leather Wallet with Coin Pocket - All Currency Friendly - Rugged, Rustic Appeal - Listing [003]
JooJoobs
$39.00 USD
Money Clip Wallet, Leather Money Clip Wallet, Mens Leather Wallet, Wallets for Him, Gifts for Men - Listing #028
Money Clip Wallet, Leather Money Clip Wallet, Mens Leather Wallet, Wallets for Him, Gifts for Men - Listing #028
JooJoobs
$39.00 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
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
Big Texas Wallet, handmade PERSONALIZED wallet, Manly Mans Leather Bifold Wallet , Mens Leather Wallets - Fits all Currencies - [063]
Big Texas Wallet, handmade PERSONALIZED wallet, Manly Mans Leather Bifold Wallet , Mens Leather Wallets - Fits all Currencies - [063]
JooJoobs
$45.00 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
Breast Pocket Wallet PERSONALIZED WALLET - Women's Wallet Leather Wallet / Leather Wallets / 026 /Men Women Leather Wallets - Brown
Breast Pocket Wallet PERSONALIZED WALLET - Women's Wallet Leather Wallet / Leather Wallets / 026 /Men Women Leather Wallets - Brown
JooJoobs
$37.00 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
Personalized Men's Leather Wallet - Custom Engraved - The BIG TEXAS Wallet #063
Personalized Men's Leather Wallet - Custom Engraved - The BIG TEXAS Wallet #063
JooJoobs
$45.00 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
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
Leather Money Clip Wallet, PERSONALIZED Wallet, Money Clip Wallet, Personalized Wallet
Leather Money Clip Wallet, PERSONALIZED Wallet, Money Clip Wallet, Personalized Wallet
JooJoobs
$37.00 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
Wallet, PERSONALIZED Leather Wallet, Card Wallet, Mens Wallet, Womens Wallet, Minimalist Wallet, Handmade Gift Idea - #010
Wallet, PERSONALIZED Leather Wallet, Card Wallet, Mens Wallet, Womens Wallet, Minimalist Wallet, Handmade Gift Idea - #010
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
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
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
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
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
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
$13.99 USD

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