There are 3 travel-inspired e-shops that I wish I had created myself! Or a combo of all 3! Love them all. Interestingly, each of them has been created by two bff . The term limited-edition takes a whole different meaning when you source products from local artisans in remote corners of the world. Here’s a short presentation on each:
Zojora was launched in 2012 by Candice and Tara and the e-shop is quietly adding special pieces every month.
You might remember Tara interviewed on BozAround two years ago to talk about Luang Prabang, which she visited with her three beautiful children. The family relocated to Singapore from Geneva a couple of years ago and they have been making the best out of their Asian base ever since (last April when I was in Bhutan, Tara was trekking with her children in next door Nepal). Having lived in NYC, climbed Kilimandjaro, cycled the rice paddies of Bali, skied the Alps, explored greek ruins, and eaten spicy rice curries in Sri Lanka, Tara and Candice now live miles apart but meet up wherever their inspirations take them to source Zojora accessories. They are both passionate about textiles and have also launched a home line with some of the beautiful fabrics that they have found in various markets across the globe. They work together with the NGO Fair Trade Fashion in Saigon, Vietnam to manufacture the line. If you happen to be nearby Geneva this week , check out their pop up shop July 9 & 10!
What’s on my wish list at Zojora:
The Muzungu Sisters was launched in 2009 by Tatiana Santo Domingo (a major presence on the glamourous jet set circuit) and bff Dana Alikhani.
They received a lot of press early on thanks to Tatiana’s high profile and they have slowly been filling their e-shop with colourful pieces from all over the world. They are all very stylish and original. It’s just a pity that the price tag is often quite high.
On my Muzungu Sisters wish list:
Zoobeetle: 2 sisters are actually behind the French e-shop Zoobeetle. And you gotta love their tag line: the finest discoveries in Vogue, bargain hunted all around the world.
I love their eclectic assortment. A bright yellow skateboard sourced on Venice Beach. A customized tee-shirt by an artist based in Tel-Aviv. A pair of booties from Laponie. Their travel guides are very useful too, all on their website covering destinations not always talked about such as Tel Aviv, Fes..
Here’s my wish list on Zoobeetle:
Ps: bff = best friend forever. If like me, you did not know what bff meant til today, now you know.