The Sándor Collection was created in 1988 by Leve and Carole Karvazy with the intention of helping to preserve the traditional motifs of Hungary. Leve fled communist Hungary in 1956 and eventually became a United States citizen. He remembered the wealth of Hungarian handcrafts from his earlier years and, with the help of his wife, he began to do his best to preserve the strong craft heritage of his homeland.
The Sándor Collection works hard to develop the traditional motifs of Hungary into quality hand-crafted gifts and decorative accessories for the western market, as well as to use traditional techniques to express the modern designs created by our own savvy design team. We teach our artisans how to develop products for the Western Market; we provide them with a fair income, and in turn our artisans help to keep their extraordinary craft traditions alive for future generations.
The Sándor Collection has always recognized the importance of helping not only the people and cultures of our world, but also the very world in which those people and cultures live. In 2004, we began working with our textile suppliers to create an exclusive line of felted wool that would satisfy the needs of our customers as well as those of our artisans. That special new felt is also 100% Eco-friendly made from all natural materials that do not affect our precious environment. Additionally, our sustainable felt is vividly colored with biodegradable, non-toxic dyes. Even the gift boxes that we use for our line of decorated eggs are made from recycled materials.
In addition to our products themselves, we have pledged to reduce our impact on our environment in another important way; we will reduce the amount of paper that we use. That means no more paper catalogs. Since 2005 we have worked to transfer our immense catalog to our new home on the World Wide Web. We invite you to explore our online catalog and discover some of the exciting contemporary and traditional designs that we bring to the American Market.
Today, The Sándor Collection is proud to include other eastern European countries, such as Romania, Bosnia, Macedonia, and Armenia. The work of many talented artisans makes our line of products among the most striking and unique on the market today, and we continue to preserve traditional motifs, techniques, and styles in our line of classic and contemporary handcrafts and home accessories.Our thanks as always for your support and interest in our 100% handcrafted, environmentally friendly products, please enjoy your visit to our website!