the Sage & the Butterfly : Explorers, artists, gypsies living, creating, working and traveling the continent. Follow our adventures + shop our online store.
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Dylan Farnham of Sage Blades is a metal artist specializing in knives, razors and survival tools that are functional works of art. Violeta Villacorta is a fashion designer and artist who creates sustainable fashion, art and works with indigenous Amazon rainforest artisans through her jewelry brand.
Dylan and Violeta met in Kuna Yala in the islands of San Blas, Panama. Dylan was traveling from Canada to the tip of South America and was stranded on the Kuna island of Yandub, where Violeta went to visit the Kuna for just one day. Dylan had missed a boat - that was to take him to Colombia - the day before. Violeta arrived in Yandub and saw Dylan coming out of his hut. He thought he heard the sound of a mango falling off a tree, but it was Violeta who had plopped her bag on a picnic table near his hut. That's when they met. They spent time talking, dining together and watching a cultural show put on by the Kuna for a few tourists from neighboring islands. A month later, they happened to be in Quito at the same time. Dylan took her on his motorcycle - he had bought in Colombia to continue on his journey - to see the sites and they fell in love in Ecuador. A few months later, they met again in Brazil and traveled the eastern coast up to Salvador-Bahia on his motorcyle. After an intercontinental courtship, British Columbia native Dylan moved from Canada to Southern California and married Peruvian-born, NYC-raised Violeta.
In 2014, we opened the Sage & the Butterfly store in Idyllwild, California, which is now an online-only store with random pop-ups, trunk shows and festivals. After years in Southern California, with many road trips in between, we bought a fifth wheel trailer and after doing some remodeling, we are traveling the continent with our dogs in our gypsy caravan, indefinitely... Creating, living, working, exploring, bringing you stories and handcrafted treasures at www.thesageandthebutterfly.com.
Husband and wife owners of the Sage & the Butterfly™, Dylan (the Sage) and Violeta (the Butterfly), have embarked on a journey, living, creating, working and traveling around the US, Canada, Alaska and, maybe even, Central and South America, indefinitely. the Sage & the Butterfly™ is spreading its wings. Shop exquisite treasures from our ORG BY VIO boho jewelry collection handmade by Amazon rainforest artisans, handcrafted accessories and men’s razors by Dylan Farnham of Sage Blades, Violeta Villacorta handmade accessories and custom-made garments, among other lines by designers and artisans that we know and love. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel, like the Sage & the Butterfly on Facebook and follow on Instagram.