NOMADIC THREAD SOCIETY
Is a dedicated purveyor of exotic-chic accents for beach, lifestyle, and home. Motivated by chronic wanderlust, they curate traditional textiles and indigenous finery from artisans and small producers around the world. Their collections include unique handwork from India, Turkey, Kenya, and Peru.
With artisanal hand made textiles stories are woven into each piece stretching back centuries. With an eye on design and attention to sustainability Nomadic Thread Society ensures value and longevity in each piece for years to come.
Being born with two passports was at once a blessing and a curse for Nicole Gulotta, creative director and founder of Nomadic Thread Society. It gave her a worldview unique to those who call two countries home — the U.S. and Italy, in her case — while also instilling the pesky wanderlust that prohibits fellow roamers from sitting still.
As a girl, Nicole’s summers were spent with her Nonna Lillia, in Capri. This was the Capri of the 1970s: the Capri of Jackie O. in kerchief and shades; the Capri where local craftspeople made the sandals and swimsuits; the Capri where kids’ only danger was wanting to dive from higher sea cliffs; the Capri where fresh mozzarella and tomato could be taken for granted.
Back home in New York, she’d go on to develop her curiosity in the world’s history, politics, geography and economics by studying art history at New York University. Visual art is the one medium broad enough to take on these expansive interests, and it became Nicole’s entry to understanding the human cultural landscape she was so hungry to learn about. It introduced her to Rothko and Klee, immersed her in the Cubists. And while her goal might have been to study the humanities with art’s permission of subjectivity, she also took on an unshakeable obsession with line, texture and pattern.
After NYU, Nicole began her 15-year career as a stylist, working across the spectrum of media, working on music videos, photoshoots, fashion shows and commercials.
Having matured her sense of design, Nicole looked to merge the savvy with her worldly rambles. The result is Nomadic Thread Society, an outpost for those grown-ups who appreciate good style, but still have an inner Caprese child who needs to run around with breezy abandon.