All my life I’ve been collecting and sourcing indigenous textiles and clothing from the 4 corners of the earth. For many years I led a pretty nomadic life, between India, South America , New Mexico, until I found a permanent home in a small village in the Salento, a peaceful and remote place where I could raise my children in a safe environment.
Tulsishop was born at first in what used to be my kitchen, as I decided to knock down a wall and convert the front of my house it in a small shop. It was just an experiment and, honestly, I had doubts it would take off. But slowly people started showing up, and I could see that my unusual mix of clothes and crafts appealed to most of them,which was encouraging.
Once my children grew up, I started travelling extensively again exploring new territories, always driven and inspired by my passion for different cultures. I always venture down the dusty unbeaten roads and tucked away alleys where many a treasure can be discovered. In Tulsishop every single item is coming directly from its source and I’ve picked it myself in villages in Mexico, markets in Africa or India, Vietnam, Thailand, directly from weavers and local artists.
In a way Tulsishop is a reflection of what once was just my private collection and today, 13 years later, It gives me great joy to be able to share my finds and the excellence of craftmanship around the world with people who love it as much as I do.