There is a lot of interested folks out there asking us on how we decide from which countries our handcrafted products are coming from. Well it’s no easy and the world is such a huge place with so many fantastic artisans that it’s never an easy decision to take… :-)
Our attempt is not only to bring beautiful handcrafted products to your home, but as well to pass on the background story that lies behind each artisan and product. Let’s call it the soul of the product. That’s the reason why we are looking not only for beautiful handcrafted products, but as well for artisans with a purpose and a vision for what they do. So it’s not a matter of what country, but rather on a careful selection of what pop ups in front of us during our traveling.
Finding a talented artisan is only the first step to be taken. To then arrange a first chat with someone of a different culture, with a different language and quite often a different way to manage things is the second step and mostly leads to a marvelous experience with most interesting persons.
From every country we travelled we have taken a large bag full of new ideas back home and we'll start to write soon about some insights of places we have visited and exchange with you some adventurous travel stories.
As travel is such an important aspect of NØA + GINGER as bringing to you great unique products to your home, we would like to let you with one of our favorite citation of Dalai Lama, that hopefully will inspire you:
„ONCE A YEAR, GO SOMEPLACE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE" - and we would like add: remember, it must not be far to be a new place!
Speak soon again,
Noemi & Mathias