Blog

  • The Button Blouse: Part One

    So, first, can we please talk about how beautiful my mother is? I know I'm biased but I swear she just keeps getting more and more beautiful. Yay, ...
  • On Giving and Giggles

    When Mom is excited about something, she laughs. Actually, it is more of a giggle. And if she's really excited, she will clap a few times, too. It ...
  • A New Collection, A New Approach

    A shop owner once insisted to me that customers don't care about the inner workings of a luxury brand or business. They don't want to hear about th...
  • Powerhouse Women of the Bible Stole

    Christen and I very much appreciate the work of the annual conference, Nevertheless She Preached. When we began talking to them about being a vendo...
  • Vero's Story (and how you can help)

    I write this as I finish up my last plate of enchiladas de mole in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico. Over the next two days, I will travel back to Alexandr...
  • "Aunt Jackie"

    I have known Jackie Robinson since before she married Jack. Butch and I had just moved to Fort Worth, Texas to continue our graduate education. Jac...
  • Catching Up with Atia

    The first time I met Atia, I would have described her as quiet, shy. She relied almost entirely on her teenage daughter to translate for her, uncom...
  • We are going to be okay.

    We are going to be okay. This is what I knew—a knowledge of otherworldly conviction—as I packed up our tables and left National Cathedral Saturday ...
  • Catching Up with Munir

    We were delivering food baskets to refugees. A volunteer called us. They had met a newly arrived family from Pakistan. The man told them he was a t...
  • Catching Up with Hayder

    When Threads by Nomad first launched, we introduced you to each of our teammates through a brief interview. We asked them about themselves, their f...
  • A Delayed Dinner and the Lessons I Learned

    We had not been in Africa very long. We wanted to get to know the members of our team. To this end, we began inviting an employee and his or her fa...
  • Our Fancy New Video

    Mom and I had wanted to produce a brand video for a while. Especially as we began to build The Off Ramp, we felt that our story — which is what mak...