Traveler Lucy, a self-proclaimed Taalumaniac, lived in Malaysia for a few years when she was a young child.
Now an adult, she returned to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to find her childhood home.
Armed with a handful of memories and unwavering determination, she set out on her quest.
To start her search, Lucy found a towering reference point
and got a great vantage point on so many levels.
(Can you see your house from up there?)
Once she saw the Ma-lay of the land, she knew exactly what steps to take!
The first tusk: Find the mini elephant sculptures.
Next, go with the flow beside the street art.
Then, follow the root through the woods (to grandma’s house we go).
Pretty soon, Lucy recognized a street sign she would go past every day as a child…
and taking a trip down memory lane, she finally found it!
To help capture memories of her childhood hometown, Lucy hit the markets and searched for the infi-knit-ely perfect fabric.
And what she found tote-ally goes the extra yard!
“This fabric's bright colors and motif remind me of our family trips to Malaysian Borneo and their traditional clothes.” - Lucy Cronan
Here’s to remembering where you came from and looking forward to where you're going… & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
The Middle East is known for its ancient history, vast deserts, and religious roots.
From being caught in the pyramid-dle of history in Cairo, to taking in the Israeli great views of Jerusalem, to resting on the Abu’ndant sands of Abu Dhabi.
It’s been 8 years since the idea for Taaluma Totes was born while on a life-changing trip to Uganda.
Since then, we’ve been able to fund 41 microloans for small business owners living in Uganda.
From Moses, a 24-year-old coffee farmer who used his loan to buy mulch.
Taaluma travelers have had a very gouda time in Holland over the years.
From getting caught in a Holland-daze over the beauty of the land (and to becoming a big fan of the windmills), to discovering the magical world of Nether-Netherland, to having a wheely good time petal-ing around the city.