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.
Feeling Good about our Vietnamese fabric, we thought we’d be on our way, but then a man with a basket of mysterious food showed up... We realized our Vietnamese fabric hunt was far from over!
It started with a banana leaf pyramid of rice noodle, with minced pork, quail egg, and salt and pepper. It was followed by coffee, tea, and exchanging pictures of family. Before we knew it, 2 hours had passed and with arms full of fabric we said our Cám ơn's and good-byes!
Here’s to our Taaluma fabric friends around the world and Feeling Good, because after all it’s Friday!
The beauty of Nepal will take your breath away.
However, lack of proper waste management in Nepal is beginning to degrade some of that beauty. In many places, around 70% of waste is dumped in rivers or burned on the side of the road. This has contributed to pollution and disease in Nepal’s communities.
It is Taylor’s mission to change that.
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.