Rainbow Rider imports and distributes a wide range of artisan products, catering to theme-oriented stores such as Hippie, Music, Ethnic, Gems, Beads, Mexican Artisan, Southwestern, Rasta/Reggae, Surf/Beachy, and more.

My love for this business began in the 1980s and 1990s when I sold items in the parking lot at Grateful Dead concerts. In the fall of 1989, I took my first trip to Guatemala and transitioned to full-time importing, retailing, and gradually wholesaling. I started traveling extensively, sourcing unique goods for resale in the U.S. and abroad, and building relationships with reliable artisans. In Guatemala, I work with various families who craft items in their homes and are paid per piece.

Guatemala remains the cornerstone of my business, but I have expanded to include collections from Mexico, Peru, Nepal, Indonesia, and the Philippines. I enjoy working closely with small "mom-and-pop" stores as well as distributors both domestically and worldwide. If you have a custom request from Guatemala, please contact us, and I can provide a list of traditional products that I can either make or purchase in the local markets.

The name Rainbow Rider comes from a lyric in the song "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night: "I'm a high-life flyer and a Rainbow Rider, a straight shootin' son-of-a-gun." "Rainbow" symbolizes the bright colors in most of our products, while "Rider" represents traveling to different countries where our products originate.