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The time of "made in Africa" has come and TheNomad has given itself the mission to promote African handicrafts through products from all over the continent.
Living in Africa for 5 years, the idea of TheNomad finally came naturally. Our adventure started in East Africa with baskets from Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique and Rwanda.
It was when I started to learn more about the work behind each basket in their creation and the beautiful colours and tradition surrounding these objects that I really understood that this was what I wanted to do.
Having lived in many countries around the world (Switzerland, USA, Ivory Coast, Spain and Tanzania), I became aware of the importance of local handicrafts for rural communities and how much we are no longer aware of this in industrialized countries where all products are mass-produced and mass-manufactured .
Being Swiss by birth and having worked in the Haute Horlegerie industry for almost 10 years, design and detail are key elements of my culture. This is perhaps why I am passionate about the skills of the weaving craftsmen with whom I now work.