Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

September 18, 2020

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.

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Uganda Love This

September 11, 2020

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. 

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Never too Dutch of a good thing

Never too Dutch of a good thing

September 04, 2020

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.

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Don’t stop Belize-in

Don’t stop Belize-in

August 28, 2020

“I loved Belize's blend of Caribbean, indigenous, and Latin cultures and the foods fresh from the sea.”
- Traveler Allison Eriksen

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The Symphony of Colors

The Symphony of Colors

August 21, 2020

We asked traveler Christa, “Without thinking, what is the first interaction that you can remember when stepping foot into Morocco?” 

Her response: “The symphony of colors.” 

“We have heard so much about Morocco, so we were curious to see the landscape and meet the people. First, we made a guided mountain bike trip through the southern part of the Atlas with snow-covered peaks, the impressive Saghro Mountains, and the beautiful Oases.... and it was fantastic."

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Land of a Thousand Hills

Land of a Thousand Hills

August 14, 2020

I went to Rwanda as part of a study abroad program through Virginia Tech. We worked with various NGOs across the country, teaching English and math skills. I personally worked with OPDE. OPDE workes to protect and develop children in Rwanda."

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Happily Everest After

Happily Everest After

August 07, 2020

HimalYAYas, a new Nepal tote has arrived!

In 2018, Traveler Taylor moved to Chitwan, Nepal.

While living in Nepal, Taylor has gathered some awesome fabrics for us to turn into totes. Believe it or not, this is Taylor’s ninth Nepal tote...and it may just be the best one yet! Click the image or button below to see a special message from Taylor. #thinkglobalactlocal 

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In Awe-stralia

In Awe-stralia

July 31, 2020

Australia is Aussie-some!

From en’joey-ing the unique wildlife, to appreciating the koala-ty vegetation, to pond’ering the remoteness of the Outback.

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Tradition Lives

Tradition Lives

July 24, 2020

India is a land full of ancient history, diverse culture, and breathtaking geography.

From taking in the Indus-scribable views, to seeing what the Taj of the town is all about, to realizing that this is as good is it Ghats.

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Micro Loan, Major Difference

July 17, 2020

A little goes a long way in many countries around the world. 

That’s why we help fund microloans for people all across the globe. And these microloans make a BIG difference. Like in Nigeria, where the average annual income is only $6,000. 

With sales proceeds from our Nigeria Tote line, we’ve funded microloans for 3 Nigerian business owners.

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The Great White North

The Great White North

July 10, 2020

Canada is full of stunning beauty.

From witnessing the Niagara Falls (even if people say it's mainstream), to stopping in your tracks because the views are snow majestic, to taking a step (Que)bec in time while walking the old cobblestone streets.

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Sew-cial Distancing

Sew-cial Distancing

July 03, 2020

It’s Feel Good Friday and we got some good news for ya! So which do you want first… the good news… or more good news?

Good news: We’re so excited to announce that we’ve been given the green light to start making totes again! (Back in April, we were deemed non-essential so we had to stop tote production due to the Governor’s COVID orders). 

More good news: For the past 3 months, we turned our attention to making face masks for our customers and donating face masks to hospital workers (don't worry, we didn’t go into hibernation mode. If anything, we got busier producing all these face masks).

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