The path you walk is not your own...

The path you walk is not your own...

The path you walk is not your own...

2020 brought a change in the calendar and a change in our focus as Dalla Patria.  

February 05, 2020 — Andy Gesek
Spread the Word (And Make Some Money)

Spread the Word (And Make Some Money)

Help us spread the word about Dalla Patria and make some money at the same time.

How?  Glad you asked. 

There are five easy steps.

1.  Send us an email and let us know that you want to be a Dalla Patria Ambassador

2.  We will send you your own unique discount code for 15% off.

3.  Share the discount code with people that you know (or use it yourself).  Note that the discount code can not be combined with other discounts or coupons offered.

4.  Whenever the discount code is used, you will earn 10% on each purchase (excluding shipping and handling).

5.  Each month, we will send you a check with your earnings.

Sound simple?  We think it is.  For more details, email us at

October 20, 2019 — Andy Gesek
Our Honduras Handbag Collection

Our Honduras Handbag Collection

When is a handbag more than a handbag?

When it provides the women that made it with a path out of poverty.  All of our handbags are sourced from Honduras.  Financial conditions in Honduras are challenging.  Small villages see single parent families struggling to provide for their families.  

We have sourced our bags from a charity that has set up local production shops, provided training and equipment, and helps to provide a basic income to the women who make the bags.

To provide additional support to that local community, Dalla Patria is donating an additional dollar for every bag that is sold.

Click here  to shop our Honduras Handbag Collection.

As part of our launch, we are offering the bags for 25% off.  Use code Honduras at checkout.

October 20, 2019 — Andy Gesek
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

40% off our Pink Holding Cross with the Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon Tag.  With $1.00 from each cross sale going to Breast Cancer Research.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  As you may be aware about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.  In fact, according to, as of January 2019, there are more than 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S.  At Dalla Patria, we want to do our part to support the efforts to fight breast cancer and make a positive impact on our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters.   

If you know a woman who is currently fighting Breast Cancer or someone who has already beaten it, consider sending them a reminder that they are not alone.  That you are thinking of them and that God is always with them.

While we always offer our hand painted Pink Holding Cross with the Breast Cancer Support ribbon, in October we will be offering 40% off of our Pink Holding Cross with the Breast Cancer Support Ribbon (product code JHC5).  And we will donate $1.00 from the sale of each cross to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Organization.

Click here to buy now.


The Holding Cross is Resin based and hand painted.  The cross measures 4 1/2 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide and is designed to be held in the palm of your hand. 



October 14, 2019 — Andy Gesek
Asante Sana

Asante Sana

What a month it's been at Dalla Patria.  Launching the new website, integrating the Honduras bags, figuring out FaceBook (thanks to those who follow).  With all of that activity going on, it's easy to forget why we are doing this.

I'm happy to announce that we are adding another country to the Dalla Patria "Homelands".  The Kenya products have been completed and we are working through the process of getting them shipped to the U.S.  The quality is incredible and I can't wait to share them with you.  Here is an example of some of the hand painted bowls and hand made rosaries.  (Forgive the picture quality, but Michael took it on his phone).

But getting back to why we are doing this?  Sure adding another homeland is great, but the story behind it is why we are doing what we are doing.  We met Michael Ogelo through some mutual friends.  Michael lives in Kenya with his wife and children and is hard working, dependable and has an entrepreneurial spirit to him.  

When we first talked to Michael on WhatsApp, it was an amazing experience.  Through video, we were able to see the village where Michael lived, meet his wife and children, and learn a few new words in Swahili.   We learned that the village where Michael lived just got a hospital.  We learned that Michael was a great family man and the people in his village had the ability to make beautiful hand made products.  By helping these people sell their products in the United States we could make a meaningful difference in the quality of life for Michael, his family and his friends in the village. 

And we learned that "Thank You Very Much" in Swahili is "Asante Sana".

So with that, we wanted to say Asante Sana to all of you that have helped us to get to where we are today.  As a friend, adviser or customer.   We will continue to work to bring great products from Homelands around the world to your Home while at the same time making a difference for the people who make these wonderful items.

September 19, 2019 — Andy Gesek
Welcome to Dalla Patria

Welcome to Dalla Patria

In Italian, Dalla Patria means “From the Homeland”.  When Jen and I started this business, our goal was to bring a little piece of the homeland to people in the U.S.  For us, Italy is the homeland.  But one of the great things about the U.S. is that people come from all over and every corner of the world is a “Homeland” to someone in the U.S. 
July 08, 2019 — Andy Gesek
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