We’ve been dedicated to creating beautiful, ethical, Fair Trade clothing for more than 30 years.
Born from a love of India and its wonderfully vibrant culture, the Nomads journey began in Pushkar, Rajasthan where our original founders met in 1989.
After exploring India together, they spent the last of their travel money on a selection of fair trade handicrafts from Nepal and brought them back to the UK to sell at the first ever Nomads market stall in Camden, London.
The success of these market stalls soon saw us enter the world of wholesale and manufacturing our own products, and we began to build lifelong relationships with artisan producers and Fair Trade factories in India.
We opened our Launceston flagship store in 1998 and moved into larger premises, employing our first in-house clothing designer. Six years later, we launched www.nomadsclothing.com to retail customers, introduced organic cotton jersey to our collections (now our best-loved fabric) and became GOTS certified. Phew!
We’ve come a long way since the beginning, but celebrating India’s artisan heritage is still a core element of our design and production process. From handloom textiles to intricate embroidery details, we continue to create ethical Fair Trade clothing using the very best quality natural fibres, GOTS certified organic cotton and traditional artisan techniques we can find. And all our exclusively-designed prints are created with azo free, environmentally approved dyes.
We strongly believe that feeling good in what we wear comes down to more than just looks. Style shouldn’t come at a cost to people, animals or the planet. 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’re proud supporters of the Fashion Revolution campaign and encourage consumers to ask: Who made your clothes?
In 2019 we launched our first Fair Trade menswear collection, which was more popular than we’d ever imagined. We’re steadily expanding it season after season, and are considering introducing other ethical Fair Trade ranges in the future.
As we continue to widen our global reach, Nomads Clothing can now be found in 350 shops all over the world. And with support from new investment, we plan to expand our offering further and bring Fair Trade style to a rapidly-growing generation of conscious consumers. All the while, maintaining the close customer and supplier relationships we pride ourselves on and remaining true to our ethical roots.
We’re looking forward to embarking on this next stage in the Nomads journey, and welcome you along for the ride! Let’s see what the next 30 years brings