Ethically made. Designed for you.
Welcome to us!
Finally, after much more work than I ever imagined was needed, we are online with our Terra Nomas shop. And what a journey it has been! From deciding where we wanted to start up to how and, finally, what to offer you and why. And the “why” is so important to us, but that is a story for later. For the moment, I will keep to celebrating we are here!
I am writing this on board a flight from New York to Beijing, after having spent a week in the company of artisans and trade experts sharing their knowledge and creativity at NY NOW, a biannual tradeshow for design and decor, where part of the exhibition is not only handmade, but also fairtrade. Some of these producers are there courtesy of Aid to Artisans, and some are there assisted by the Fairtrade federation. I had the pleasure of meeting several of the people involved:
Christelle from Haiti, who moved back home from abroad and saw an opportunity in combining traditional crafts with contemporary designs.
Chris Solt, the executive director from the Fairtrade federation, who is very enthusiastic about the current possibilities for the fairtrade market, and how the industry is developing with design assistance, business education and improved marketing. For all of us interested in design, there are good times ahead indeed!