Looking for unique Mother’s Day gift ideas for that mom who loves finding local gems around the world? The Noposhort for “The Nomad Pop-Up”, is where your search ends.
Avid travelers and collectors, Kelly Breakstone Roth and Shanny Harel launched the site in March 2020 with a mission to remove some of the barriers preventing artisans from emerging markets (representing over 65% of global designers) from participating in international e-commerce. Now, The Nopo lets you shop for handmade treasures in destinations like Colombia, Morocco, and Mexico when you can’t get there to hunt for souvenirs yourself.
The founders originally planned a trip to Morocco to connect with local artisans, but had to change course and find creative ways to source products once the pandemic began. After weeks of extensive research, the entrepreneurs found Soufiane Aissaunia traditional yet innovative lamp designer from Marrakech, via Instagram, and he has opened the door to many of the leading Moroccan artists that The Nopo now works with.
Today, the platform features home decor, apparel, beauty products and over nearly 200 outstanding artists based in the aforementioned countries and Ukraine, each carefully checked to ensure alignment with the brand’s quality standards and fair trade practices. The Nopo sources designers by partnering with well-known local partners, like Aissouni, to introduce them to the best designers in the country. From there, the network expands as creators connect Roth and Harel to other artisans they admire.
As Mother’s Day approaches, we asked Roth and Harel to share some gifting tips. Below are their top Mother’s Day gift ideas for a memorable holiday with mom.