The totes have been put to the ultimate test. One week. Two totes. And three challenges.
From boating 2 days down the Mekong River...
The time has come to introduce the rest of the team behind Taaluma... The brains and the brawn behind SO much of what we do. The Taaluma Team is quickly becoming the dream team, and it's safe to say, the sky is the limit!
It’s safe to say that Taaluma Totes are wacky. We’re always on the prowl for the craziest fabrics to represent each country. This week, we're highlighting a fabric that might look more ordinary at first glance. Look deeper though and you'll find it's extraordinarily OUT of the ordinary.
We've been looking forward to this day for quite a while now. A tote has finally returned to its motherland. Adrienne rocked her Uganda tote in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park:
A Taaluma traveler ventured through Sri Lanka, and captured her totin' journey all along the way. Enjoy this collection of photos through this b-e-a-utiful country!
The hunt began in the small alleys of the Ho Chi Minh fabric market. Through a combination of broken English and body language, we had decided on our fabric.
Besian is a Kenyan farmer. With 5 years of farming experience, she is using her microloan to improve the upcoming season's yield.
Some call it 'bliss,' others 'cloud 9.' Those moments where everything seems right. There is nothing you would change, your worries seems minor, your stresses disappear, and you feel right.
It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to feel the love in Thailand. Friendly favors and random acts of kindness are just the norm here...As they should be! Meet a few of the Thai folks we've run into...
For those of you wondering, "Where in the WORLD did the Feel Good Friday's go (and Carmen San Diego)", we are back and in action! We've journeyed to Southeast Asia, on the hunt for new fabric, food and Feel Good moments.
The New Year brings new adventures here at Taaluma Totes. We are off to Southeast Asia to seek out more unique textiles from deep within the hills of Laos, to the busy markets of Indonesia, starting with Chiang Mai, Thailand! What better way to explore new lands than to do it with a bucket list!
To date, your totes are impacting the lives of 63 microentrepreneurs around the world! From Gung in Indonesia, using a microloan to expand his passion in the arts...