"Amsterdam, with its arched canals and unique roofline is a city like no other."
"It has the energy and hustle of New York, but with a certain “old world” fairytale quality. Tall and slender, with infinite windows, its waterfront homes and businesses are a study in geometric shapes."
"That is why, when I saw this fabric featuring those very homes, I knew I had to have it. With bolt in arms, we headed back toward the Metro, but couldn’t leave without first buying a freshly made stroopwafel, warm with sticky melting caramel. Checking the fabric and stroopwafel off my bucket list we boarded the tram!" —Traveler Cathy Hoodak
Thanks to Traveler Cathy and her sister making the gouda list this year, Sinterklaas is coming to town…
With fabric from this majestic Nether-Nether land.
Here’s to ho ho ho’ping for a magical holiday season ahead of you and to feeling good—because after all, it's Friday!
-Jack & Alley, Co-Founders
PS. To give our thanks this holiday season, we are micro loaning 100% of profits this Black Friday—connecting with more farmers and small business owners around the globe!
Photos: (1-3) Amsterdam canals by Traveler Cathy Hoodak. (4) Fabric shopping in Amsterdam by Traveler Cathy Hoodak. (5-6) Stroopwafel experience in Amsterdam by Traveler Cathy Hoodak. (7) Arrival of Sinterklass in the Netherlands by Traveler Sandie Stanzione).
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.