Nomadic Thread Society is a dedicated purveyor of exotic-minimal accents for lifestyle and home. Motivated by chronic wanderlust, we source and design traditional textiles and accessories with artisans and small producers around the world. Our collections originate in India, Turkey, Kenya, Tunisia, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Colombia and onwards. The stories woven into each piece stretch back centuries, while our eye for design and attention to sustainability ensure their use for years to come.
MISSION + FOUNDER, Nicole Gulotta
Nomadic Thread Society has been quite the trip.
It sprang from a sandy-footed, seaside chat with a fellow fashion pro on vacation in Tulum 2008. “How’d you get like that?” she asked, a tipsy question aimed at my chilled beach look, kaftan and artisan cloths flowing in the breeze, telling stories of far off lands.
A year later, I was a company, with a small collection of beautiful heritage textile accessories from India, Kenya, Mexico, UK – and Nomadic Thread Society was off on a 10+ year adventure. Early curations from existing global finery matured to produce collaborative, original designs. Smart lifestyle shops and of-the-moment retailers came knocking – Steven Allen, Malia Mills, Bird, Free People. Vogue, Remodelista, and Rachel Zoe noticed what I was doing. Signature sarong towels, alpaca blanket capes, handwoven ikat maxi-shirts, and eco sheepskin meditation cushions made it into holiday gift lists and bohemian chic closets in NY, LA, Tokyo and beyond.
I gravitated towards conscious design and business practices from the start, digging into working with heritage textiles in developing communities around the world. Support of artisanship, fair trade, and sustainability became company ethos. Working from the heart, my business concept coincided with the emerging redirection of global fashion.
In 2018 Nomadic Thread Society began to pivot, as passion for style and design turned ever more towards social entrepreneurship. I began to work more actively towards the empowerment of other women in creative, independent businesses – from artisans, to entrepreneurs, to established, mission driven brands. My company is transforming into a consulting and teaching platform for small brands and designers starting out in the sustainable, artisan fashion sector, and for creative solopreneurs at large.
This is the experience of a lifetime.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about workshops, consulting, and teaching.
I’ll be posting what’s going on in the Nomadic Thread Society Journal.
And take a peek at TheArtivistNest.org to hear about an entirely new labor of love.