You Need to Know About This Brand That Only Sells Handmade Goods from Around the World

published Oct 23, 2019
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Whether your style is eclectic, modern, or boho, you can’t deny the appeal of filling your space with home goods from around the world. Choosing a global influence means opening up your home to a range of unique, quality goods that you simply can’t replicate in big box stores. One of our favorite sources for meaningful products that tell a story is The Citizenry—and if you’ve never heard of them before, allow us to introduce you.

The Citizenry works with artisans from around the world to make high-quality, authentic goods more accessible. From textiles to furniture to decor, the site sells a wide range of products that you won’t find anywhere else. Even better: The Citizenry is dedicated to sustainable practices, fair wages, and limited batches, so you can feel good about your purchase. And since the brand sells direct, the luxury prices are cut (although they’re still definitely higher than what you’ll find on budget sites).

To introduce you to what the brand is all about, we rounded up their best-sellers below. The vibe is definitely more boho and earthy, with lots of rattan, soft texture, and natural materials. Check out the best of the bunch below.

Sundari Area Rug

This totally unique rug is a statement piece that’ll look good in any room of your home. Made of durable sheep’s wool and featuring vibrant hues of navy and indigo, it’s made from start to finish in a fair trade environment in India that specializes in rug-making. Pair it with gray or tan furniture for a laid-back vibe that lets the rug do all the talking.

Buy: Sundari Area Rug – 5’x8′, $650

Mercado Storage Baskets

Handcrafted from palm leaves in Mexico, these storage baskets are perfect for stashing away extra throws, linens, toys, and whatever else you want to hide away. There are two sizes to choose from, but both are roomy enough to fit on a shelf or under a coffee table (although they look lovely enough on their own).

Buy: Mercado Storage Baskets, starts at $95

Nublado Throw

Is there anything better than a chunky knit throw? This one is looped entirely by hand by a master weaver in Peru. The wool used is left unspun, so it’s more delicate than what you might be used to and should be taken care of accordingly. Keep it on your bed as an extra layer, or on your sofa as a gorgeous accent piece that can be snuggled with.

Buy: Nublado Throw, starts at $395

Stonewashed Linen Duvet Cover

Nothing says effortless quite like perfectly rumpled linen sheets, and The Citizenry’s offerings are highly rated and much loved. Garment-dyed and stonewashed for an ultra soft feel right out of the box, this duvet cover comes in eight colors and is made in Portugal from French flax. Plus, it’s OEKO-TEX certified, meaning that it’s free of harmful dyes. Don’t forget to check out the sheet set as well.

Buy: Stonewashed Linen Duvet Cover, $225 for Full/Queen

Jakarta Rattan Dining Chair

Rattan is everywhere, and we’re not mad about it at all. This chair makes a boho statement around your dining table, but also looks just as good on its own as a desk chair or living room seat. Each chair is handcrafted by artisans in Indonesia and features intricate detailing that puts it above similar chairs in terms of quality.

Buy: Jakarta Rattan Dining Chair, $295

Abrigo Bed Blanket

Add a little boho flair to your bedroom with this minimalist blanket. It’s hand-loomed in Brazil using traditional techniques, and features a minimal palette and design that’s indigenous to the region it’s made in. It’s available in two colors and sizes, and is made of lightweight cotton that’s comfortable all year long.

Buy: Abrigo Bed Blanket, $245 for Queen