ARTIST STORY: Mukta Begum

I am Mukta. I work in Basha’s textile department. I never had a happy family. My parents were divorced in my childhood. I was raised in my step mother’s house. Even after my marriage I did not get a happy family. My husband’s relatives did not behave well with me. My mother in-law’s house is very wealthy but they treated me as their house helper. My husband left me with three children.   continue reading >

October 19, 2016 by AMERICAN NOMAD
MEET THE MAKER: Nkuku

MEET THE MAKER: Nkuku

Ten years ago founders of NKUKU set out on a life-changing adventure, traveling the world and coming across talented craftspeople and their beautiful work along the way. It inspired them to do something different, so they moved to rural Devon and started working with artisans throughout the world, supporting and celebrating their skills by bringing their products to a wider audience.   continue reading >

August 03, 2016 by AMERICAN NOMAD

Meet the Maker: 31BITS


Kallie had intended on working at an orphanage in Uganda to gain knowledge relevant to her degree in nutrition while helping others.  But her journey would lead her down a different path. Realizing this was not the opportunity she had expected and left with an inordinate amount of free time, she looked for ways to fill the void.
November 18, 2015 by AMERICAN NOMAD

Meet the Maker: Basha Boutique

One woman’s small and seemingly insignificant desire to help the impoverished women of Bangladesh was the beginning of Basha Boutique. Robin Seyfert, founder of Basha, began her journey in 2006 when she moved to Bangladesh to work with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to foster an HIV awareness-training program. Their efforts expanded to include a program focused on helping women transition from a life of street-based sex work to a more dignified means of employment.  READ MORE >

October 20, 2015 by AMERICAN NOMAD

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. 

Never Doubt Change

AMERICAN NOMAD is honored to be a part of an industry where compassion and an overall mission to inspire good in our world are at the core of our businesses. We hope you enjoy learning about their shops and take time to visit each store. We whole—heartedly agree with Ms. Mead that together we can inspire lasting change.

April 11, 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