Nomadic Citizen is an ethically produced textile and home goods brand born out of a love for travel, indigenous cultures, textiles, handmade goods, and doing good.
Built on fair trade principles, we seek out and collaborate with talented artisans in faraway and hard to reach places, to create small curated collections of beautiful, handmade textiles and accessories for your home.
Created using traditional techniques, our products reflect the culture they come from, empower the artisans who make them, and preserve the techniques they're made of. Not for the faint of heart, Nomadic Citizen provides a unique alternative for those who are filled with wanderlust and an appreciation of culturally diverse interiors.
We invite you to wander through our products, immerse yourself in their stories, and make them a part of your own.
HOW WE WORK
At Nomadic Citizen we are committed to building a brand based on ethical and fair trade principles. We intentionally seek out and work directly with often overlooked small artisan groups and traditional craftspeople located in hard to reach places. We choose to collaborate with these smaller groups because, due to their limited production size, they are often overlooked and, as a result, in greater need of support. Nevertheless, their passion, talent, and pride in their work speaks volumes. All of our artisan partners earn a fair wage, work in safe environments, and are treated with dignity and respect.5% of each sale is also set aside to be reinvested into artisan initiatives and the communities we work in. You can learn more about the artisans we work with by visiting our Artisans page.
All Nomadic Citizen products are made by hand using centuries old techniques native to the region they come from. These techniques have often been passed down from generation to generation and are used as a mean to preserve their cultural history. Through your support, we are able to provide our artisan partners with consistent and regular orders. This allows us to not only empower them through sustainable employment but also support the preservation of ancient techniques that are at risk of dying out.
Born and raised in Toronto, Kisha grew up with a sincere interest in different cultures and a serious case of wanderlust. After receiving her post-secondary education in Public Relations, and spending a few years working in the entertainment industry, in 2011 Kisha decided to shift gears and do something she'd always dreamed of doing. Fuelled by a desire to explore and do something meaningful, Kisha headed to New Delhi, India to volunteer for 10 months. It was there a love of handmade textiles and traditional crafting techniques blossomed. With the desire to do work that made a difference combined with passions and interest old and new, the idea for what would become Nomadic Citizen began to slowly take shape and was finally launched in 2016.
Kisha currently lives in her hometown of Toronto and considers herself an imperfect perfectionist and fearful dream chaser kept sane by an 8lb dog named Howard. An indulger of bad reality TV with a perpetual craving for noodles, she continues to work in PR by day but remains textile-obsessed, and day dreaming of faraway places, at all other times.