"Why should you have things in your life that don't take your breath away?"
Inspired by Rene Soulié, a strong willed woman always looking for an adventure. Aware of her good fortune, she was always looking for a way to give back. Soulié is built on the foundation of Pride, Love, Intention and Dignity. Each item is handmade by artisans in India, designed in such a way to create more ease throughout your day. It tells a unique story and creates an impact, detailed to the very point leaving you breathless in awe of such beauty. Founder Renée Lamb followed the guidance of her heart into a path of joyfulness in support of local entrepreneurs creating more beauty and empowerment in the world.
Renée knew that the work produced at Soulié would intersect art, design, economic development and cultural preservation, after all, she understood that each are all intricately linked together.
"I believe that everyone should travel there because it truly is a place that can teach you limits of your own person, over and over again."
Read more about India on our new Blogzine
1. At ABURY we believe that “hands tell stories“. What do your hands tell about you?
The one thing that I love about my hands is that they have always fit into my great grandmother’s gloves when no one else’s would. Every time I pull those gloves out, it is such a sweet reminder that we are all compilations of our past, our ancestors and our shared history.
“Every time I pull those gloves out, it is such a sweet reminder that we are all compilations of our past, our ancestors and our shared history."
2. The Soulié yoga mat slings are produced in India. What differentiates India from other cultures?
India is such a large and diverse country that I like to describe it as having everything you could imagine and then the complete opposite as well. It has the capacity to push you to your limits and make you cry with gratitude. I believe that everyone should travel there because it truly is a place that can teach you limits of your own person, over and over again.
“To create dignified work for our artisan partners while preserving culturally important artistic traditions”
3. What makes the Soulié products in our selection special in your opinion?
Every piece in our line has a three-fold goal: to be breathtakingly beautiful (why have things in your life if you don’t love them so much that they take your breath away?!), to create dignified work for our artisan partners while preserving culturally important artistic traditions, and to echo back to our customers their own unique beauty. There are very few other companies I know of that have this focus all the way from beginning to end – I believe this to be our best strength and what makes us unique in the marketplace.
PRODUCTS DESIGNED BY SOULIÉ
Hours of education
have been given back to the ABURY communities.
To pay fair salaries is a start, but not enough!
Every time you buy an ABURY product,
you are transforming its hours of production in hours of Education
to the Communities where the product was made.
Learn more about the ABURY Foundation and our projects
for social development in the ABURY communities.