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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
Posted on July 27 2017
Macadamia nut oil is a beauty ingredient which is produced mainly in Kenya. It has great beauty benefits. The beauty brand Dr. Hauschka works with local farmers on organic production. See more details.
Posted on June 07 2017
Argan Oil, precious natural ingredient from Northern Africa, is a beauty secret with great benefits! Read how to make your own natural hair treatment and skincare for face & body with our Argan Oil DIY Ideas!
Posted on May 09 2017
Argan Oil has been hyped for being a magical beauty ingredient with incredible health benefits, but this Moroccan oil wonder has even more benefits for your skin! Check it out in this article!