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Our Story

Our Story

Our Story

Nomads is dedicated to creating beautiful clothing with ethical values. 

Born from a shared love of India and the wonderfully vibrant culture they discovered there, Duncan and Vicky began the Nomads journey in 1989.
 
We have come a long way since then, but celebrating traditional artisan skills is still a core element of our design process – from handloom textiles to intricate embroidery detail.
We’ve been fair trade since day one, and believe strongly in following ethical fashion guidelines. In embracing the slow fashion movement, we take the time to ensure quality production, to give value to the skilled hands that produce each product, and to contemplate our connection with the environment.

We are based in North Cornwall, where our small dedicated team work hard to deliver contemporary design and high quality garments that soon become wardrobe favourites. Our garments are made with natural fibres and GOTS certified organic cotton, and all prints are created with Azo free, environmentally approved dyes.
 

Unique Prints & Inspiration

Nomads continue to travel to India several times a year to develop collections both in the spring and autumn, and our in-house design team work closely with our fair trade suppliers and artisans.

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Our Boutique

If you are planning a visit to Cornwall or live nearby, we have an exclusive Nomads boutique in the historic market town of Launceston. The shop carries the full Nomads range, as well as a selection of carefully selected ethical brands.

Our Boutique

Indian Artisans

We pride ourselves in using traditional textile techniques throughout our collections. In using methods such as handloom, embroidery and tie dye, we’re providing work for skilled craftspeople, as well as ensuring these wonderful practices are kept alive.

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