Socially-Conscious Craftsmanship with a Modern Twist

The Nomadic Trails

A Singapore based ethical online shop, The Nomadic Trails aims to create more conscious consumers while promoting the art and culture of socially-responsible artisans. Maria Ratri, the founder, believes in positive change by empowering the world around us. The Nomadic Trails partners with artisans in developing countries in order to help them gain access to the global market and sustain their communities. Not to mention, their craft and design is truly beautiful and one-of-a-kind. By purchasing any product off their site, you are contributing to a stronger community and a better life for these talented artisans.

Inspired by our sense of adventure and originality, The Nomadic Trails is a place where culture, ethics and commerce intersects and manifests itself through well-made, socially-motivated beautiful pieces.
— The Nomadic Trails

Still in the process of decorating our new apartment, the Reversible Fabric Bins have been such a sweet touch. Perfect for my plants and guest bathroom, the hand-stamped batik bins are easy organizers and a great alternative to simple bins. Reversible is an added bonus! Made by Kriya and Me Creative Studio, each bin is produced in Indonesia using ethnic fabrics, and are meant to enrich one's life story. The Beaded Wristlet reminds me of jewelry and is a lovely statement piece to dress up your outfit {almost too perfect with the wave pattern against a beach scene, right?!}. The wristlets are big enough to fit your cell phone, cards, lip gloss and a few other little purse necessities, and are handmade with love in Singaraja, the Northern part of Bali. 

Besides the lovely fabric bins and beaded wristlets, The Nomadic Trails offers a little bit of everything; pillow cases, jewelry, leather goods, handbags, servewear and clothing. Above, I have posted a few of my favorites. The Alana Pillow Cover is made in Indonesia by Krea Living, and the Barasata Dragonfly Necklace, made in Bali, is a reminder that "we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways if we choose to do so". Have somewhere to go? The Leather Passport Holder has you covered! Safe travels :D

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