David Atlas was in his early-twenties. Fresh out of engineering school, he took off backpacking with friends through Southeast Asia. After several months of travel, David discovered beautiful handmade, artisanal products characteristic of the open-air markets found in Vietnam and Thailand. Moved by the personal connection he felt when meeting the artisans, David began his business idea of importing fair trade products to support small producers. Perusing the open-air markets, David would bring home handmade gifts as souvenirs. The immediate popularity of these products with family and friends moved David to seek out the people who made them. David located...