Our Favorite Ethically Made Items To Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!


These ethically minded brands work to promote a new way to purchase goods that provide amazing handcrafted items you can bring into your home with a clear conscience knowing they aren't harming our planet or the people that craft each item. We've joined forces with these brands and fulfill our #peopleplanetpreservation mission.

April 22, 2017 by AMERICAN NOMAD

Organizing Made Ethical: Elevate Your Spring Cleaning With Ethically Made Goods



There's something about the arrival of spring that makes me want to roll up my sleeves and clean all the winter hibernation from my homes. Whether it's something small like cleaning out my junk drawer (I know you have one too!) or organizing my collection of vintage magazines, here are five of my favorite ethically made items I love for organizing.

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.

Beautiful Baskets: 5 Ways to Use Ethically Made Baskets Around Your Home

Baskets are one of the most utilitarian items we can have in our home. Whether you're hosting a dinner or trying to tidy up your office, baskets are the perfect solution! Our baskets are ethically made by artists using traditional weaving methods and eco-friendly materials and provide fair trade employment to marginalized individuals.

March 09, 2017 by AMERICAN NOMAD

3 Easy Ways to Make Sure You're Shopping Ethically

In our times of fast-fashion we often shop purely on looks. Billions of dollars are spent perfecting the picture perfect store layouts and window displays. As consumers, we're enticed with everything on the outside, but as an advocate for ethical shopping, I have found the key to discovering the beauty of an item almost always lies on the inside.

February 28, 2017 by Michelle Wolfarth

Our Pledge: People, Planet, Preservation

Compassion towards others was one of the driving reasons I wanted to start AMERICAN NOMAD. The more I learned about the exploitation of women and children in places such as Bangladesh, Thailand, Uganda, Rwanda, I couldn't sit idly by not doing something to try and help. It isn't just women, but persons of all races, nationalities and physical abilities are discriminated against around the world. continue reading >

February 16, 2017 by AMERICAN NOMAD

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

What's a Furoshiki? (plus, how it can up your zero-waste game)

I'd been eyeing various fabric wraps to add to my aspiring zero-waste kitchen, when I discovered the ethically made furoshikis sold by American Nomad. While most fabric wraps are meant to carry bread or veggies, the humble furoshiki goes beyond and can serve as a garment, headwear, and more!   continue reading >

October 19, 2016 by Hannah Thiesen
What's In A Name? The Story of AMERICAN NOMAD's Journey

What's In A Name? The Story of AMERICAN NOMAD's Journey

Part of our mission at AMERICAN NOMAD is to share the stories of the items we curate and the artists that create them. To kick-off our series of artist's stories, we thought we would start with our own! One of the questions I get asked the most is "How did you come up with the name AMERICAN NOMAD?"   continue reading >

August 11, 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