Traveler Kayla ventured deep into the mountainous landscAPE of the Democratic Republic of Congo…
on a mission to gAPE into the eyes...
of a whole new culture.
Sitting amongst this family of mountain gorillas in the jungles of Virunga was an experience that became Kayla’s greatest escAPE.
Culture comes in all shAPEs and sizes and this was no different.
So she brought back a fabric that reminded her of that twinkle in the eyes of the natural world.
Here’s to life's great escAPEs and to feeling good—because after all, it's Friday!
-Jack & Alley, Co-Founders
PS. Plus a few more fabric finds that together form a tAPEstry of cultures from around the globe...
“We made a guided bike tour through Indonesia from Bali to Komodo – beginning in Bali eastbound to the vast unknown islands Sumbawa, Moyo, Satonda, Komodo, Rinca and Flores.
A beautiful old sailing boat brought us to the coast of different islands and our bike tour took us through remote little villages with very friendly and curious people."
Traveler Priscilla visited Uganda and found something Uganda love.
“The fabric was found in Gulu, Uganda where over 30 years of civil war ensued at the hands of Joseph Kony and the LRA rebels.
The town is incredibly vibrant despite the devastating effects of war that can still be seen.
There are many amazing groups in the area doing incredible work to bring about hope and healing to these people in the aftermath of the war, but wars like these are entirely preventable." - Traveler Priscilla Cheng
Traveler Hartlee spent her summer break exploring Tanzania, a beautiful country where 38% of the land is set aside for conservation (mostly national parks and wildlife preserves).
When we asked her what her favorite three things are about a new place, she responded:
“I love eating (and learning how to cook) the food, exploring nature, and connecting with people over both vastly different and remarkably similar experiences.” - Traveler Hartlee Johnston