The items that David had brought home were very successful. Before long, he was expanding his network of Thai artists and artisans and began selling their products in craft markets across the UK.
"At first, I thought it would be a niche business. I wasn't interested in selling a lot and making big profits. For me it was enough to cover my costs and be able to support the artisans I worked with."
So for a few years, David let the business grow organically.
Then in 2015, his Thai contacts introduced him to a family-run factory that produced hand-painted ceramics with distinctive rainbow patterns.
Helping the factory distribute its highest quality ceramics was an opportunity not to be missed, and David decided to start his own company, registering the Windhorse trademark.
From day one, Windhorse's main goal has been to support the incredible talent of the artisans and artists of Thailand, the country that stole David's heart.