Our directors Duncan and Vicky travel twice a year to India, to check in with our fabulous suppliers based in Delhi and Jaipur. They met over 25 years ago whilst backpacking and with only £200 left in their pockets, they used the money to fill up a trunk of wonderful ethnic clothes and head back to the UK.
25 years later and now based in Cornwall, Nomads still create clothing with the individual woman in mind. Soft, colourful, feminine clothes that are comfortable and flattering to wear are made without compromise. Nomads still has a respect for people and nature, believing strongly in fair trade values and following ethical fashion guidelines. We now support a non-profit organisation called Tamwed.
Duncan and Vicky returned to Delhi with our Senior designer, Kate to develop upcoming collections for both Spring 2017 and Autumn 2017. Our creative team worked on the new fits of the garments, the colours, printing techniques and developed new ideas to keep our collections fresh and contemporary. Kate likes Delhi for its hustle and bustle and I asked her why India is so inspiring - “As a designer it is a fantastic country to work in. India has a rich history of fabric, print and craft heritage and the inspiration that you get from being there is great”
We have such good relationships with our teams in India it was wonderful for everyone to catch up. I asked Vicky about our colleagues and she said that some of our teams have worked with us from the very beginning of Nomads. Our directors and Kate said that they were treated with gorgeous food and a never ending supply of coffee, especially in Jaipur. Vicky mentioned to me that she prefers Jaipur because it is closer to where Nomads began, so it has an importance in the history and nostalgia of our brand.
Kate and Vicky made sure they had time to visit local markets and shops to look out for fabric and print ideas. Kate becomes entranced with the embroidery and Vicky gets equally as excited about colour and print. India was a great source of inspiration for the coming collections especially for handicraft techniques, embroidery details and print designs. We have just started to research for Spring 2018!