Totin' Everest!

Totin' Everest!

April 23, 2015

We have a habit of adding new places to Taaluma’s bucket list faster than we can check them off. But there's one place that sits not only on top of our list, but on top of the world...

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WINE not Italy?

WINE not Italy?

March 20, 2015

Taaluma has seen its fair share of Italy, thanks to you. From Tuscany, where OLIVE the views are postcard perfect...

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Backpacks in the Shark Tank

Backpacks in the Shark Tank

February 13, 2015

Jack and I are in Indonesia scrambling to prepare for the sheer insanity of Shark Tank.

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2014 Bucket List in Photos

2014 Bucket List in Photos

January 16, 2015

2014 saw some wild places checked off the Taaluma Bucket List.  Travelers took their totes to:

1) Wander through gigantic redwoods in California

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Turning Trash into Treasure

Turning Trash into Treasure

December 11, 2014

As the saying goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure, and wacky international fabric is no different!

When a new fabric arrives, we lay it out to admire it in all its glory...

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Thanks AND Giving

Thanks AND Giving

November 28, 2014

There are two parts to the turkey-eating holiday called Thanksgiving. The "thanks", and the "giving". So today we're giving twice as hard!

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Closing the Loop

Closing the Loop

November 21, 2014

We went on our first Taaluma field trip that didn't require our fabric-hunting eyes. This time, we went to the small town of Sukawati, Indonesia and connected with artisans who received microloans from YOUR totes.

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17,151 Miles and Counting...

17,151 Miles and Counting...

November 13, 2014

The journey began in West Africa.  After crossing 8,005 miles of ocean, this crazy cotton landed in our hands in Virginia.  It went through the Taaluma transformation from international fabric to travel backpack, and became the Ivory Coast Tote. But the real mileage was yet to come...

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#12 on the Bucket List

#12 on the Bucket List

October 31, 2014

It was an 11pm start to the climb of a lifetime. 6 hours up one of Indonesia's highest and holiest volcanoes...

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Anything but Bland

Anything but Bland

October 10, 2014

When we think rice, we think plain, bland, and boring.  Like a side dish of white rice.

But in a land where there are 5 words for what we call "rice,"  it's obvious there's something more to it.

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Face Your Fear

Face Your Fear

September 26, 2014

Traveling can invoke some serious fears.

For some, it's flying in what could pass for a toy airplane...

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Lazy in Laos

Lazy in Laos

September 18, 2014

It's a fast paced world out there.

But in Laos, we took a slow boat, to a slow village...

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