How it Began
It all started in the summer of 2017, when San Diego, CA native, Kristy, quit her 9-5 job, sold everything, and bought a one way ticket to Southeast Asia without a single plan. Somewhere between exploring the ancient temples, long rural bus adventures, and volcanic sand beach swims, she eventually found herself living in Bali.
At the end of 2018 she was in a local market admiring the beauty in every handcrafted accessory, jewelry piece, and houseware, while chatting it up with the local craftsmen, when an idea sparked...
The next day Kristy was on her way to a tiny village across the island to seek out a specially made type of bag. Little did she know, this was just the beginning of something much bigger.
Nomad Nextdoor is more than just a brand, it’s a global movement to bring people together. Nomad Nextdoor signifies that in this world, we are all neighbors. We all come from different walks of life, speak different languages, have different stories, but at the end of the day, we are all connected. We are Humankind.
So let’s be human and lets be kind. Let's celebrate in what we have, and let's support each other in what we lack. The future of our world depends on the global community we build today.
At Nomad Nextdoor, our mission is to find unique, ethically crafted items created by artisans from around the world to bring to you. In each region, we travel to the markets to seek out unique pieces and connect with local craftsmen. We then visit their workshops which are often located in their homes or in nearby villages, to learn more about their specific craft and determine if we can collaborate. We work only with artisans who demonstrate ethical practices, feel passionately about their trade, and have a high-quality standard. With every purchase from Nomad Nextdoor, we want you to feel confident in who and what you are supporting.