Janet’s was founded in 1989 (originally known as Janet’s Handicrafts) in Apia, Samoa. And our Online Store first went live in 2012.
Today Janet’s is one of the best known and longest-serving stores in Samoa specialising in Made in Samoa and Made in the Pacific Products. Janet’s is known for its Pacific Clothing, Fashion, Jewellery, Arts, Crafts and Cultural products.
Our mission is simple: To design and create for you unique products inspired by our Traditional Samoan and Polynesian Culture. We focus on 5 areas– Arts, Crafts, Culture, Design and Fashion. We love combining the old traditions with the new. Summoning Pacific Artistry and imagination to express a bold new Pacific vision whilst supporting the age-old crafting traditions that have existed for thousands of years.
Our Samoan Made products are designed by Janet’s In-House Team or in partnership with artists. We take a product from design all the way to creation. We focus on quality at every point. Customers come to Janet’s seeking expertise and detail regarding cultural design. Our brand is built on Trust. Our featured artists are Pacific and Samoan and their artwork and carvings are made using local material and display Pacific native designs and motifs. We see our role as safeguarding the physical art and cultural knowledge and skill set of our thousands of years old culture. Through offering you our best and most unique Pacific Artworks – traditional communities and art forms are able to thrive and continue.
Our values are enjoying collaboration (with you and with our artist partners), keeping pride in our Samoan and Pacific Culture and Roots, upholding environmental harmony and conservation, and creating for you unique pacific products not found anywhere else. We source only the best raw material and our products are made sustainably. Many of our suppliers are small rural crafters who take pride in their works.
Visit Janet's Culture Stores on your next visit to Samoa
Janet's Apia, main store at the Lotemau Mall
Janet's at Taumeasina Island Resort
Janet's at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel
Janet's at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel
Janet's at Faleolo International Airport
Main store Apia: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 8.30-1pm; Sunday closed. Hotel branches: Every day 10am-6pm; Airport branch: Prior to international flights departing.