Looking good and doing good is always something I’m very conscious about. We live in a society of fast fashion, which isn’t always good for the environment or the workers who produce the garments. So I always make sure I donate unwanted clothing to charity or go on to sell it to someone else who may have some sort of use out of it. So when “Nomads Clothing” got into contact with me to do a collaboration with them I was really excited.
Nomads Clothing background – (Information from Nomads Website)
Duncan and Vicky met while backpacking around India in the late 1980s. 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.
They soon returned to India with the profits they had made, mixing business with pleasure; staying at Buddhist retreats, discovering crafts at local markets and picking up gorgeous handmade fabrics along the way. A shared love of India and its culture inspired them to start up their own clothing company.
We pride ourselves in using traditional textile techniques throughout our collections. We incorporate the ancient art of woodblock printing, traditional embroidery, unique textured handloom and exquisite tie-dye. All techniques celebrate local Indian artisans skills and keep our collections original.
Mainly focusing on women’s clothing, Nomads have delved into Men’s shirt which I’ve had the pleasure of trying and photographing myself in. Nomads sent me 4 shirts and my god, as soon as they came out of their brown paper bag, I knew I was going to fall in love. One by one I took each of the shirts out, and like I knew I would I loved each shirt. Each shirt had its own distinctive look and pattern about them which was something so unique about them. You could tell the craftsmanship and effort that has gone into making these beautiful shirts. The four shirts gifted are as follows:
Handloom Shortsleeve Shirt – The Handloom Short Sleeve Shirt in Periwinkle blue is hand woven by Nomads’ artisan friends in Jaipur onto cool cotton just right for the sunshine. Relaxed fit, breast pocket, short sleeves and matching blue buttons down the front. Simplistic design and very lightweight, perfect for those super sunny days we’ve been having recently. I rolled the sleeves up to give it a little bit more edge. Pairing it with a pair of shorts for a summer look.
Cotton Filigree Shirt – This cotton Filigree Shirt in Denim blue is a relaxed fit, breast pocket with coordinating buttons. Gorgeous pattern all over the shirt, which is really striking under the sun. This shirt has to be another favourite due to the colour and print. Another effortless shirt that just goes well with anything you put with it. Super soft material so it would be kind to your skin. I styled it with a pair of my own tailored trousers and a pair of trainers to give it the laidback formal/casual vibe.
Cotton Tolcarne Shirt – The Cotton Tolcarne Shirt in white is a relaxed fit funky floral print shirt with a handy breast pocket, short sleeves and matching buttons down the front. This was one of my favourites as it goes with everything and it’s so effortless to wear. The pattern is perfect for this shirt. It’s so different to what you can buy on the high street and that’s something I really love about Nomads. You can get pieces that nowhere else on the high street does.
Long Sleeve Tolcarne Shirt – This Long Sleeve Tolcarne Shirt is just the thing you need for a smart summer occasion. In flint grey, the funky floral print has a handy breast pocket. Coordinating buttons and darts in the back for a comfortable but shaped fit. This shirt was a versatile shirt that you can wear on a formal occasion and also everyday casual. Subdued colours with a hint of floral is a perfect print for guys who like a more subtle approach when it comes to printed shirts.
Nomads are the perfect site if you want to make a change and do something good for someone who makes these clothes. Now that Nomads is on my radar I most certainly will be checking in for new updates and new lines. They told me that they are expanding their menswear section in coming collections. This will give us guys a little more choice, just like the ladies have on the site. If you want more information about how Nomads, about their views, values and all information about their clothing, click this link here to be taken to their website.
Ladies if you like Boho-chic clothing then Nomads is the perfect website for you. With it’s bright, colourful and bohemian trends, you too can do something good when purchasing from Nomads, go and check them out over at Nomads Clothing