(All photos courtesy of The Citizenry)It’s no secret that we’re suckers for globally-inspired goods. It's rare we meet a Peruvian frazada, Moroccan wedding blanket or African basket we don't want to snatch up immediately. (Can you blame us?) And like The Citizenry founders Carly Nance and Rachel Bentley, we find ourselves overloading suitcases with home décor loot found while traveling. So it’s no surprise that their new brand—launching today!—has us totally smitten.
Disillusioned by mass-market products, Nance and Bentley created The Citizenry to empower artisans around the world to create modern home décor pieces that utilize their skills. Nance and Bentley personally travel to each destination—collaborating with craftsmen and women from the region and using only local materials—to design each range, with 10 percent of all proceeds given back to the community in the form of entrepreneurship development grants.
The premiere collection debuts with products from Peru and Argentina, including leather campaign chairs, hand-dyed woven wool rugs and baby alpaca throws. Each piece is hand numbered and produced in a small, limited-edition batch, with collections from new countries rolling out seasonally (look out for Uganda in October!)