7 Ethically Made Items for Showcasing Your Spring Flowers

Who can resist bringing into your home the beautiful blooms that arrive with spring? They smell great and bring color and joy wherever they reside. We've gathered 7 of our favorite ethically made items we love using to showcase spring flowers. Each one is handmade in India from recycled glass on the principles of fair trade and equal opportunity.

Meet Our Partner: Tilonia

I was first introduced to Tilonia® when Executive Director, Ellen Fish, reached out to us to help with some of the craft terminology for our website.  As  a new store that advocates for the preservation of art forms, her insight was invaluable and I was thrilled to explore the handmade textiles Tilonia® creates. 

Meet Our Partner Pt. 3: Let's Eat!

We truly enjoy writing about the amazing work of the co-ops we partner with and showcasing the quality items they create.  As I learn more about JOYN and the work they do in India, I find myself wanting to eat Indian food – YUM! Nothing unlocks the history of a culture like food. 

August 10, 2015 by AMERICAN NOMAD

Meet Our Partner Pt. 1: JOYN

One of my passions as the founder of AMERICAN NOMAD is connecting with co-ops that strive to empower individuals by instilling them with dignified work

What Is Value?


Part of our mission at AMERICAN NOMAD is to advocate for the value of the handmade item. But what exactly does that mean? Whether it is a piece of jewelry, a purse, a bowl or a blanket, handmade is simply that, an item made by hand rather than by a machine.