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Touareg Jewelry

October 28, 2016

While in Morocco for Trade + Impact in September, I couldn't help but encounter Touareg influenced cultural icons in every city we visited. The Touareg are a nomadic people that traditionally inhabit the Sahara Desert. Because they are nomadic, their cultural influence is found all over Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Niger, Chad, Mali, and Burkina Faso...

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New: One of a Kind Moroccan Bags

October 03, 2016

I recently had the privilege of traveling to Morocco to attend Trade + Impact, a gathering of incredible female led social enterprises from all over Africa and the Middle East. While I was there, I had to see Chefchaeon, the "Blue Pearl." ...

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Baby-Friendly Open Shelving

August 10, 2016

The challenge is all too common: how can you keep your home aesthetically pleasing, while still being a fun and engaging space for your children to enjoy? Zeal Living partnered with Terra of Love and Larock and Anna of Annabode + Co to decorate open shelving in a living space with baby in mind...


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Press Feature: InStyle Magazine

February 26, 2016

Zeal Living InStyle Magazine Feature

I could not be more excited to announce that Zeal Living is featured in the March 2016edition of InStyle Magazine! The Hand Woven Black and White Zig Zag Basket was chosen as a clever way to store sunglasses. I am in love with this idea! Storing sunglasses is definitely a challenge - how to keep them out and visible without letting them become a tangled mess?...

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Artisan Spotlight: Baobab Batik

January 18, 2016

Baobab Batik was founded in 1991 with the vision to explore the boundaries of Batik as a textile design technique, as well as to provide sustainable employment for local women. Currently Baobab Batik employs 35 skilled artisans full time out of an airy, sun-filled space adjacent to farmland in rural Swaziland. Baobab Batik re-invests 50% of their profits back in to the company and their people...

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New Year, New Home

January 02, 2016

Happy New Year from Zeal Living!  Is your new year's resolution to get organized? If so, we've got the perfect baskets to help with that. We teamed up with Gone Rural to design a set of nesting woven, lidded baskets that are perfect for any room in your home. Unlike some of our other Gone Rural products...

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South African Nguni Cowhide Rugs

December 03, 2015

I am absolutely thrilled to offer you a selection of the finest South African Nguni Cowhide rugs! I personally chose each one for you in Cape Town, South Africa.

Nguni Cows have arguably the most beautiful hides in the world. Native to sub saharan Africa, their spectacular and unusual markings have made them the most highly prized hides for home decor...

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Setting a Fair Trade Holiday Table

November 30, 2015

A few weeks ago, we teamed up with Alicia Lewin Photography to create an inspired Holiday table setting using some of our favorite African glassware, placemats and decorations. These gorgeous items were all made by fair trade artisans working out of Swaziland, South Africa, Uganda, and Cameroon - meaning you can feel good...

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Artisan Spotlight: Ngwenya Glass

September 24, 2015

We could not be more proud to represent the incredible handcrafted glassware of Ngwenya Glass! Ngwenya glass has a rich history, with its origins as a Swedish Aid program that was founded in 1979. Since its inception, Ngwenya glass has been committed to using only 100% recycled glass...

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Artisan Spotlight: Sidai Designs

September 02, 2015

Sidai Designs is a social enterprise based out of Northern Tanzania. Sidai collaborates with Maasai women to create gorgeous, intricately beaded bracelets and necklaces. Each design is inspired by traditional Maasai adornments and patterns, and is made with upcycled materials whenever possible...

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Designer Spotlight: Ida Elsje

August 29, 2015

I could not be more excited to be carrying the incredible work of top South African Jewelry designer Ida Elsje! I first found out about Ida's work through a friend during a visit to South Africa in 2008...

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Sustainable Ankole Cowhorn Vases

August 26, 2015

Ankole Cowhorn Vases have just arrived from Uganda - and they are breathtaking! Each one is individually marked and vary in color from creamy white to coffee colored to charcoal black. 

The horn comes from Ugandan Ankole...

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