Tales From The Earth was founded in 1990, as much by chance as through planning. A serendipitous encounter in Edinburgh brought together two young designers, John DeCosta and Jo Culf, and a wonderful life of travelling to the far flung corners of the world began. They spent their days immersed in different cultures - whether in a village at the heart of the Amazon, pressed like sardines in a subway full of New Yorkers or sipping tea in a mountain hamlet in Bhutan. The themes of everyday life, they discovered, are the same: love, luck, health, protection. We are all the same.