In April 2010 Steve Bower and his wife Lori, who were acquaintances of Shane and Alicia, traveled to India for the first time. Experiencing firsthand life in India was both overwhelming and inspiring. The excitement of becoming involved in a business like this continued to grow over the next 18 months. This came together with the launch of Dekko Trading in January 2013.

With over 20 years of business experience, Steve is the person responsible for Dekko Trading on the United States side. He manages the “exciting” stuff, overseeing importing, warehousing, marketing, and sales and distribution. All this while maintaining the desire to balance profitability with a commitment to improving the lives of those who work with us.  His wife Lori has a big role on the design side, and has had a hand in many of the beautiful designs that the artisans produce for us.