Adventurers. Explorers. Appreciating the cultures of the world.
Who are we?
Space Pirate Trading Company was founded by Drew Pedersen and Jurriaan van den Hurk. Along with our friends, we are avid travelers, inspired by the places we see, and the artisans who continue hand-crafting products in a world increasingly dominated by large factories and automated production.
Our mission is to cultivate a more connected world by sharing cultures, forming relationships, and creating opportunity wherever we are. We believe that creating these connections contributes to a more conscious and sustainable world. Leveraging the global trade system that so often disconnects consumers and producers, we seek to expand a growing market of sustainable products that contribute to developing communities instead of harming them.
When we visit a new location, we immerse ourselves in the community and culture. This allows us to develop relationships with real people who understand our mission and principles. It also allows us to identify authentic producers and avoid imitators, ensuring that the products we carry actually adhere to our standards.
Our company lets us to make these products available to a wider audience, while allowing us to travel further and continue locating and expanding communities that are contributing positively to the economy, the climate, and their people.
Thank you for supporting our vision.
Please feel free to contact us for any reason!