"Singapore is a country where old and new exist side-by-side.
From walking downtown through the streets lined with gleaming skyscrapers,
to stumbling upon temples that are over a hundred years old,
and to discovering a carefully preserved city block of traditional shop-fronts that date back to colonial days.
It all exists together in harmony and is honored by Singaporeans.
While in Singapore, I walked through Chinatown to visit the Buddha's Tooth Temple.
and I was very lucky to stumble across a fabric market hidden behind the bustling food dealers called Hawker Stalls.
The fabric I chose is a classic Singapore floral batik pattern that perfectly captures the rich cultural heritage of Singapore.”
- Aaron John
Thanks Aaron for the awesome fabric find, it's so ama'Sing and we appreciate you pore-ing your energy into fabric hunting while in Singapore!
Here’s to appreciating things regardless of age… & to feeling good — because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
Photos by Traveler Aaron John
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.