About Us

The name KinShop is derived from the word "kinship", an old English word signifying a close connection or familial bond with others. This reflects my belief that we are all connected and that art and design help us maintain a tangible kinship with others.  

Hi I'm Tara! I founded KinShop in 2014 with my friend, Bobbi. Our goal is to have a more positive impact on the world through supporting fair and ethical trading practices that strengthen artisan communities. 

Tara in South America - 2014


I'm so excited to offer up my curated collection of beautiful handmade jewelry, accessories and home accents from such talented global artisans. Many of the items are one of a kind and all have been lovingly selected both for their style as well as ethical production practices and community impact. We ship all items from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 

Find us and learn more about our story, plus behind the scenes photos and more at:




Thanks for making your purchases count!


Tara Boedeker

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