• Riding Elephants is No Good

    A cornerstone of our mission here at TORRAIN is not only to produce and promote sustainable products that improve the environment and support local communities, but also to encourage sustainable travel practices. I recently had the privilege of taking a long-awaited solo trip (my first ever) to Thailand ~ a place I had been dreaming of going to for a solid 10 years.


  • The Season of Reverence

    “Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverenceWinter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” – Yoko Ono

  • As Hurricane Irma Churns, Oregon Fires Burn

    “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”  ~ Unknown

    What do hurricanes and wildfires have in common? Well, they are two powerful forces of nature currently devastating many parts of North America. But there is another connection. As hurricanes and wildfires are consistently increasing in strength, duration and destructive capabilities, the vast majority of scientists agree that this is a result of our climate changing. 

  • Be Free to Be You

    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is one of the greatest accomplishments.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • Biggest Storm in Decades

    2017 has already taken us by serious storm... In the midst of our grim political and social reality, mama earth has also been serving us a gigantic pownding all over the country!


  • Spotlight: The Moroccan Line

    After years of working with our trusted artisans in Cambodia we wanted to get our hands dirty with a local line that’s made here in Portland, Oregon.


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