Turning Trash into Treasure

Turning Trash into Treasure

December 11, 2014

As the saying goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure, and wacky international fabric is no different!

When a new fabric arrives, we lay it out to admire it in all its glory...

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Thanks AND Giving

Thanks AND Giving

November 28, 2014

There are two parts to the turkey-eating holiday called Thanksgiving. The "thanks", and the "giving". So today we're giving twice as hard!

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Closing the Loop

Closing the Loop

November 21, 2014

We went on our first Taaluma field trip that didn't require our fabric-hunting eyes. This time, we went to the small town of Sukawati, Indonesia and connected with artisans who received microloans from YOUR totes.

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17,151 Miles and Counting...

17,151 Miles and Counting...

November 13, 2014

The journey began in West Africa.  After crossing 8,005 miles of ocean, this crazy cotton landed in our hands in Virginia.  It went through the Taaluma transformation from international fabric to travel backpack, and became the Ivory Coast Tote. But the real mileage was yet to come...

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#12 on the Bucket List

#12 on the Bucket List

October 31, 2014

It was an 11pm start to the climb of a lifetime. 6 hours up one of Indonesia's highest and holiest volcanoes...

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Anything but Bland

Anything but Bland

October 10, 2014

When we think rice, we think plain, bland, and boring.  Like a side dish of white rice.

But in a land where there are 5 words for what we call "rice,"  it's obvious there's something more to it.

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Face Your Fear

Face Your Fear

September 26, 2014

Traveling can invoke some serious fears.

For some, it's flying in what could pass for a toy airplane...

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Lazy in Laos

Lazy in Laos

September 18, 2014

It's a fast paced world out there.

But in Laos, we took a slow boat, to a slow village...

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Taaluma Rouge

Taaluma Rouge

September 12, 2014

We're adding a new color to the crayon box.  So move over fire hydrant red, Taaluma Rouge is here to stay!

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A Better Way to Selfie

A Better Way to Selfie

September 05, 2014

There is a better way to selfie.  It's all about the angle, knowing your good side, and most importantly...the backdrop. 

When trekking through the rice fields of Vietnam...

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Totes for Two

Totes for Two

August 28, 2014

Many things in life are better in twos--and totin' is just the same.

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Special Delivery!

Special Delivery!

August 22, 2014

In a world of cargo ships and overnight airmail, we deliver your fabric a little differently.

From hitching a ride in the back of a truck,

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