How it Began
It all began in the summer of 2017 when Kristy, a native of San Diego, CA, took a leap of faith. With a heart full of wanderlust and a desire for new adventures, she bid farewell to her 9-5 job, sold her belongings, and embarked on a journey to Southeast Asia with no concrete plans. Amidst exploring ancient temples, traversing rural bus adventures, and relishing volcanic sand beach swims, fate led her to the captivating island of Bali, where her life would take an extraordinary turn.
In the enchanting year of 2018, Kristy found herself immersed in a local market, enchanted by the beauty of every handcrafted accessory, jewelry piece, and houseware. Engaging in heartfelt conversations with the local craftsmen, an idea was ignited within her. She saw firsthand the kindness and hard work put into each creation and felt a deep connection with these artisans and their families.
Driven by the desire to support these talented craftsmen and make a positive impact on their lives, Kristy embarked on a journey to establish Nomad Nextdoor. She knew that at the core of her beliefs were three essential pillars: bringing high-quality pieces that radiate beauty and artistry, supporting the livelihoods of artisans and their families, and honoring the Earth through sustainable practices.
Nomad Nextdoor became a manifestation of these cherished beliefs - a platform that celebrates the work of skilled artisans, shares their stories with the world, and fosters a conscious community of like-minded individuals. Each piece in the collection carries the essence of the artisans' dedication, love, and skill, and every purchase becomes an opportunity to uplift and celebrate these incredible artists.
Nomad Nextdoor has evolved into more than just a brand; it represents a global movement that unites people. The name signifies that in this vast world, we are all neighbors. Despite our diverse backgrounds, languages, and stories, we are intrinsically connected as part of Humankind.
Let us embrace our shared humanity and practice kindness towards one another. Together, let's cherish what we have and support each other in times of need. The future of our world depends on the foundation of a strong global community that we build today. As we journey forward, hand in hand, we are shaping a world of compassion, unity, and boundless possibilities.
At Nomad Nextdoor, our mission is to embark on a journey of cultural exploration, seeking out unique and ethically crafted treasures from artisans around the world, just for you. Our passion lies in connecting with local craftsmen, delving into bustling markets, and venturing into remote villages, where the heart of artistry thrives.
With a keen eye for exceptional quality and a deep appreciation for ethical practices, we handpick each piece, ensuring it carries the authentic spirit of its origin. As we step into the workshops nestled within their homes or scattered across nearby villages, we share heartfelt moments with artisans who pour their passion and skill into every creation.
Only by collaborating with artisans who share our vision of conscious craftsmanship and possess an unwavering commitment to their craft, can we bring you these extraordinary treasures. With every purchase from Nomad Nextdoor, we want you to feel not only delighted by the beauty of each piece but also confident in the positive impact you are making.