Well, it's Valentine's Day and I'm sure you've already been bombarded with messages about romance, love, and all that mushy stuff. So why not talk about something different instead?
Perhaps one of the longest relationships you'll ever have is the one you have with planet Earth.
From the mountains,
to the hills,
to the plains,
to the canyons,
to the oceans,
to the animals,
and to the people.
This Earth matters. It's our home.
So here's to leaving it better than you found it,
to always gibbon more than you take,
and to caring about solving the world's prob-llamas, whether big or small.
(And since it's Valentine's Day, here's also to shedding love on someone today.)
This week's fabric finder is a great example of making a mark on the world. Karen Duca works with an organization called USAID whose mission is to improve global health, promote equality, and develop education, while still protecting biodiversity and helping the environment.
While traveling in Tanzania, Karen picked up this awesome Giraffic print.
Here’s to leaving a positive footprint on the world & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
PS. Plus a fan favorite that's now back in stock. We found some extra fabric laying around so we decided to make a few more. Enjoy :)
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.