Pichincha, which is located in the heart of the Andes is the name of an active stratovolcano in Ecuador. Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, wraps around the eastern slopes of this magnificent volcano. Our company, “Pichincha Spirit of Nature, Inc.” (Pronounced PEE CHEEN CHA), brings the spirit, mysteries, and essence of the region to you through its many beautiful artisan made crafts and handmade jewelry.
We started as a small mom and pop business, as many do, selling at the local flea market. By coincidence, we saw a similar product to ours at a major attraction in Florida and were fortunate enough to persuade the buyer to try our products. That’s how we became a part of the wholesale market family. He asked us if we were going to do the local wholesale gift show. We had no idea what that was, but we were willing to try. So upon further inquiry, we signed ourselves up for the show. From that point on, we were in the gift show world and we’ve never looked back.
We have been blessed with the growth of our business over the past thirty years and have reached a point in our history where we have handed the torch on to the next generation.
Guided by Michelle Brook, daughter of owner Nancy Brook, the business has flourished in the recent years. Backed by her sisters, Melissa Brook Codias, Linda Brook and her brother-in- law Leo Codias, this traditional handicraft business has stepped into the twenty first century and is now considered one of the leading Latin minority run wholesalers of its kind in the industry. As Latin Americans and women, we are proud of not only our growth in recent years, but the growth of our artisans. With our help and guidance, they have left behind the life of poverty and now enjoy a much happier and healthier lifestyle while acting as pillars and mentors in their respective communities. We cherish the fact that we can share our good fortune with those who have helped us get to where we are.
who we are
Pichincha is continually striving to provide our customers with the highest quality product and greatest variety possible while still remaining a competitive company. We make sure that our customers are always satisfied with our product and our service. A warm smile and a helping hand help guarantee the future satisfaction of our customers. If we can help you succeed, we have succeeded for ourselves. Our continued success is dependent on God, customer satisfaction, and product quality. We look forward to helping you become part of our successful family business.