After five years at ABURY – living and working in many different countries, with designers from various backgrounds, in craft communities with unique cultural heritage – we encountered many amazing people and breathtaking stories. On our journey we also encountered the biggest disaster in fast fashion history: Rana Plaza. It reminded us all that we cannot look away and that it is important to ask where our products have been made, by whom, and under which circumstances. We learned from you, our friends and customers, that you share the curiosity and will to embrace the rare and irregular, looking for the soul in a product. You want to know the stories behind the products in a transparent way.
This is why we created One of a Mind – our blog to celebrate the beauty and diversity of crafts, culture and people:
We create “one of a kind” stories with an “of one mind” attitude.
We zoom in, we zoom out. The value of a product goes beyond its design and tells about its culture. Come on a journey to Touching Places, learn about foreign cuisines in Scenting Flavours or listen to a culture’s melodies in Catching Sounds & Art and learn about Beauty around the world.Every selected piece has its story. From sourcing the perfect garment to its last stitch. Catch a glimpse Behind the Seams to learn about the materials and techniques and see our products in blogger action in our ABURY Looks.There are humans behind every piece who define and shape its identity. Connect with our Handmade Heroes and explore inspiring ideas by reading about Beautiful Business.
We wish you a beautiful journey.
Behind the Seams
Posted on August 16 2019
Every second a garbage truck of textile is landfilled due to our shopping habits... In order to reduce our impact we decided to up-cycle Vintage Berber Bags and give them a second life! Check the results!
Behind the Seams
Posted on April 24 2019
In this Behind the Seams post, the Designer Ruth Hepburn relates the amazing story of the creation and conception of the XL Hobo Shopper Bag in collaboration with the Sabahar artisans in Ethiopia. Have a look!
Posted on April 16 2019
The Canadian designer Ruth Hepburn Winner of the 3rd ABURY Design experience describes her passion for creating handmade pieces and her point of view on intercultural exchange with Ethiopian handcrafters.
Posted on February 15 2019
There are so many ways to enjoy the diversity of Morocco: exploring the Sahara Desert, ascending the Atlas Mountains, or even wandering in the beautiful Marrakech, but not only! Find out more in this article!
Posted on January 29 2019
This Chilean lentil stew is a dish that has been cooked for many generations in Chile. Lovers of South American cuisine, this recipe being vegan and rich in nutrients will help you go through cold winter days!
Posted on January 17 2019
Pukka Herbs is a conscious brand that focuses on sharing their love and wisdom through organic teas. Inspired by Ayurveda philosophy, they aspire to keep mind, body and spirit in harmony for a healthier life.
Posted on December 14 2018
Upcycling is a trend right now. A company who has perfected their recycling and upcycling fashion game, is Better World Fashion: Their products are 98% recycled, leaving no harmful environmental impact!
Posted on December 09 2018
The wines from Perlage Winery have a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach and are good to you, to the local community and to the environment! One of a Mind is giving you a taste of their delicious wine!
Posted on November 30 2018
A good cup of coffee in the morning is essential for most of us and, what if this coffee was not only good for you? The brand Coffee Circle works with farmers directly for a fair trade delicious coffee!
Posted on November 22 2018
The Essaouira Province has lots to offer to those who look for a unique travel experience. Sidi Kaouki is 20km from Essaouira, in the Essaouira Province. The ancient Berber culture and nature will amaze you!
Posted on October 24 2018
Blogger Mia from Hey Lila Hey is one of the first in the slow fashion movement. Her blog inspires people to invest in fair fashion. In this post, Mia combined her favourite ABURY fair trade fashion accessories.
Posted on October 03 2018
Momos are Indian Dumplings playing an important part in the local cuisine of Ladakh, India. Momos with ground meat, tofu, paneer cheese or vegetables are possible varieties. Here's a traditional momos recipe!
Behind the Seams
Posted on September 27 2018
Ladakh, in India, was one of the main centres during the silk route. During his travels through the country Sayali Goyal explored the crafts of Ladakh and what it means to travel consciously.
Posted on September 25 2018
Alice M Huynh from I heart Alice has her own unique style! In this shooting Alice combined her favourite fair trade fashion accessories by ABURY with classy all black outfits. Get your outfit inspirations!
Posted on September 13 2018
From the impact the lush nature has on you to spirituality and healing, here you can find the best reasons for joining a yoga retreat in Rishikesh. After reading this, You'll book your ticket straight away!
Posted on September 10 2018
A really fascinating fact about the Brokpa Community in India, was their floral headdresses they all wore. Brokpas are preserving their culture and identity of 5000 years through adornment such as flowers.
Posted on August 24 2018
During this photo shooting, blogger Frieda Hintze chose her favourite sustainable and fair trade ABURY fashion accessories and created four summer looks. Get inspired for your fair fashion outfits!
Posted on August 08 2018
We believe that together we can make it fashionable to care! So we partnered with a few selected sustainable fashion brands to inspire you with two sustainably chic summer looks. Take a look!
Posted on July 31 2018
It’s easier than ever to visit even the remotest corners of the world! Many travellers love trying new foreign foods but exploring new cultures will often provide the most worthwhile travel experience!
Posted on July 24 2018
In the natural surroundings of the Liepnitzsee, Anni and Friederike from the blog Freiseindesign selected their favourite fair trade fashion accessories from ABURY and combined them in their best outfits!
Posted on June 27 2018
Morocco’s national football team was the first African team ever to qualify for the world cup thus creating a really special meaning. Let’s have a look at the cultural effects of the sport on the country.
Behind the Seams
Posted on May 14 2018
Natural raffia fibre is a durable material made from raffia palm tree leaves and is used as organic material in sustainable fashion and crafts. You can find here all you need to know about raffia!
Posted on April 25 2018
This is not just a love letter to the rose, queen of flowers, this will show you the beauty benefits of rose essential oils and why the rose in beauty products and as a beauty ingredient is good for you!
Posted on February 28 2018
ABURY founder Andrea Bury travelled in Ethiopia to meet the local weavers. She encountered friendly people and wonderful landscapes, but was also confronted with stories of personal hardship and poverty.
Posted on February 20 2018
Xiomara Bender is a photographer known for her amazing visual language. Her authentic approach to documenting people around the world made Xiomara Bender the perfect photographer for this third PortrAid series.
Posted on February 12 2018
Marrakech is not just a beautiful city to stroll around, there's something to see, feel, smell and taste in every corner! The food in Marrakech is exquisite, we show you the best spots to eat in Marrakech!
Posted on February 07 2018
Our author has been on the look for Moroccan doors and their meaning around Marrakech and the rest of Morocco and explains why many of the traditional Moroccan doors have a double door system... Check it out!
Posted on January 26 2018
After working as a model for many years, Suzana Holtgrave became a fashion photographer. She has worked for magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel, Elle or J'N'C, and she is the our photographer.
Music & Art
Posted on January 15 2018
What is a mandala? Mandala patterns are not only beautiful to look at, they also have an interesting history and meaning in a spiritual and religious context: Explore mandala design and create your own!
Posted on November 29 2017
Ecuador grows coffee and cacao in abundance, some of the perfect ingredients for beauty products. We experimented with a simple wellness recipe to bring you solutions for skin and body using these ingredients.
Posted on November 22 2017
Latin America is home of many natural beauty ingredients with amazing beauty benefits. You can find a selection of some of the most benefic and powerful once: Jojoba, Cocoa Butter, Sunflowers and Yucca.
Posted on November 20 2017
Fashion blogger Vreni Frost from Neverever selected her favourite ABURY products and created three stunning November looks to inspire you for winter.You should take a look at her accessories!
Posted on November 15 2017
This article will present you Marta Castañeda, founder and designer of the brand País Textil. She will be talking about her brand, traditional weaving in Peru, the local culture and handbags.
Behind the Seams
Posted on November 09 2017
Peruvian textiles are some of the most sophisticated crafts as pieces often combine several techniques. Check the detailed steps that we had the chance to observe for the making of our País Textil Clutch!
Behind the Seams
Posted on November 07 2017
The cocccon handloom scarf brings together traditional Indian crafts techniques and peace silk, which is the result of a biological, non-cruel process. Discover the process of production of this organic scarf!
Behind the Seams
Posted on November 06 2017
In this article we will have a closer look at the handmade País Textil Cotton Pouch from Peru selected by ABURY. Find out the details on materials and traditional Peruvian techniques, crafts and production!
Posted on November 03 2017
The idea of adornment holds different meanings in various cultures.Exploring the ideas of beauty and adornment in Ethiopia with the tribes of Omo valley and understanding the different techniques used.
Behind the Seams
Posted on October 30 2017
An interesting tale about the birth of Ethiopian Silk with the Sabahar fair-trade company and the process involved in creating this unique variety of silk from worms to fiber, in a cotton producing land.
Posted on October 26 2017
Ruth Hepburn Abury's Adex winner explores the local culture through food and brings us this authentic, delicious everyday Ethiopian Injera Qey Misir Wot Recipe- an amazing Ethiopian kind of crepes.
Posted on October 14 2017
In this interview you will discover everything about the make up artist Karim Sattar by exploring his work and the creative process keeping in mind his perception about beauty around the world.
Posted on October 03 2017
Ethiopian Damask roses are magical beauty ingredients and are great for rose oil production: Dr. Hauschka does it fair trade and organically to be able to create natural and respectful products for your skin.
Posted on September 27 2017
The Canadian Designer Ruth Hepburn, ABURY Design Experience Winner 2017, shares her first impressions of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Interesting thoughts about rain, coffee, donkeys and iron housing!
Posted on September 21 2017
In this article get to know the two Ethiopian coffee experts and women entrepreneurs Sali and Sara Nuru from NuruCoffee through the exploration of the Ethiopian culture, tastes, and topics of women empowerment.
Posted on September 13 2017
Going to the hammam is very important in the Moroccan culture. We are going to explore the traditions and meaning of Hammam in Morocco including the rituals, benefits and the cultural aspects of this tradition.
Posted on September 07 2017
There is more too see than souks in Marrakech! These are the top 8 places to find the best graffiti, murals and other street art in the city. Explore the Medina, Places des Épices and other amazing places!
Posted on September 04 2017
If you love nut butter and sweet spreads, you’ll love Amlou, classic Moroccan sweet treat made of delicious roasted almonds and fine Argan oil. Also known as “the trees of life” only in the South of Morocco
Posted on September 01 2017
Street art is really developed in Marrakech, it is becoming so big that the first Marrakech Street Art Festival has been launched. "MB6 Street Art Project" allows street artists to paint public spaces.
Posted on August 28 2017
Have you heard of Argan Oil, Shea butter or Macadamia nut oil? Those natural ingredients are perfect for your skin & hair! Here are seven african beauty secrets you'll want to integrate in your beauty routine.