"THE REAL VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY CONSISTS NOT IN SEEKING NEW LANDSCAPES, BUT IN HAVING NEW EYES.” ~ MARCEL PROUST
Tulasii was born from a lifetime of travel.
As a travel writer for over a decade, I've always wanted to bring the world home with me in a tangible way – and Tulasii was dreamed up doing exactly that. I was halfway through an epic trip across Rajasthan, India, in March 2017, when we had a crazy, beautiful, chaotic encounter with some block printers in the small artisan community of Bagru on the outskirts of Jaipur. I loved every bit of that day – the natural dye on my skin, the joy of creating something from the earth, working alongside artisans using time honoured tradition and skill. I wanted to bring it all home with me and continue the story.
And it's the story that inspires everything we do.
We've now work with those very same artisans in Bagru on our range of block print organic cotton scarves that double as travel wraps. And our longtime love affair with India has also taken us to Jodhpur, where we began working with Saheli Women, an ethical fashion social enterprise run by the grassroots nonprofit IPHD in the little blue village of Bhikamkor, in rural Rajasthan, India. Saheli Women employs over 25 rural women, providing them with fair wages, health insurance coverage and a safe work environment free from gender, religious and caste discrimination. It's an incredible venture making incredible change, and I share their story, and ours, with our Tulasii tribe as we go.
Our work extends to Bali, the Island of the Gods and a place that feels like our second home. Stay tuned for a new capsule collection of clothing and accessories honouring natural fibers and a soon-to-be-released range of textiles that showcase natural dyes, all produced by island artisans who share our ethical and sustainable design ethos.
Other pieces from our collection have been lovingly gathered en route – treasures from our travels with a tale to tell, from the textiles and antique jewellery of the nomadic Banjara and the Rabari tribes of the Great Rann of Kutch in India, the kilims and Berber motifs of Morocco and the hand-hewn arts and crafts of Indonesia and beyond.
We're all about origins, inspired by slow, authentic living, celebrating the communities and artisans we work with, and sharing the memories made along the way.
Thank you for joining me on the journey.
With love, Nat
~ Tulasii ~