LOOM Stories

Gifts for Her Under $50

Posted by Ella McCoy on

Gifts for Her Under $50

A round up of gifts under $50 for all of the wonderful women in your life (including yourself!).  All of these lovely things are handmade and ethically sourced from artisans around the world.                              1. Azul Woven Scarf This oversized blue scarf was made by hand in Guatemala.  It is woven with traditional designs and then embroidered on the end with pink, white, and red details 2. Moroccan Leather Slippers Handmade leather slippers with an intricate embroidered and sequined design. Handmade in Morocco and available in a...

Read more →

Gift Guide: Little Ones

Posted by Ella McCoy on

Whether shopping for your own little ones or dear nieces, nephews, and other special munchkins, it's nice to find a unique gift that will be treasured well beyond childhood. Choose from dolls, instruments, and more, all made by artisans carrying on the traditional crafts of their cultures.  

Read more →

A Primer on Alpaca Wool

Posted by Mae Link on

A Primer on Alpaca Wool
Alpaca fleece is one of the world’s most luxurious fabrics, a jewel amid all the synthetic fibers and harsh materials found in our everyday lives.  Softer than cashmere, and available in a wide array of colors, alpaca serves as a natural thermostat by using microscopic air pockets to trap body heat in cooler temperatures and to release heat in warmer weather.

Read more →

Artisan Spotlight: Artisan School of Fes

Posted by Mae Link on

Artisan Spotlight: Artisan School of Fes
Our Moroccan throws and towels are made in the heart of the Kasbah at the Institut Supérieur des Métiers "Highest Institute of the Makers".  The school is government funded, and one of the rare locations where girls are admitted to further education.

Read more →

Artisan Spotlight: Mit Nattapon

Posted by Mae Link on

Artisan Spotlight: Mit Nattapon

Meet our artisan partner Mit! She is the ultimate go-getter & a local legend in her native Chiang Rai, Thailand. LOOM has partnered with Mit & her team to present our own designs & have custom, one of a kind, bags produced.

Read more →