TAOS - The Art Of Sustainability
Over this last year, we’ve brought together makers, artists, dreamers and artisans from around the globe. We all share the same vision: to be the creators of a better tomorrow. Today, we continue to bring together our own world of sustainable makers, iconic vintage furniture and offline experiences to enrich your sustainable daily practices. Welcome to TAOS, the art of sustainability.
Our vision at TAOS is to inspire more people to think carefully about the items they have in their lives, by putting together a collection of beautifully designed products from honest origins; all with a story to tell.
Striving to make conscious choices every step along the way does not come easy. It starts with an intent, with a true feeling of wanting to do better, to live a more conscious lifestyle. Over the course of this year, we’ve listened with our deepest self. It has opened many doors, made us open and receptive. We’ve learned the importance of staying in the present. The present good: to reflect, be still and discover the art of sustainability.
This time of openness has helped us to discover hundreds of beautifully designed products made by independent makers and designers. Independent dreamers making products that stay close to their origins and home goods that truly do good. What started out as a passion for iconic vintage furniture has brought us here today, with everyone we’ve met along the way. And we’re ready to keep growing together.
TAOS is a principle, sustainability is a process. To be aware of the change that is happening you must pay attention with an open mind. The consequences of our behaviour are inescapable and we know that being human is no excuse. As people, we have a responsibility towards Mother Earth to strive to make more sustainable choices. If we can learn to truly listen, to take a good look at our daily practices we might feel a light tremble, a growing desire to be more aware — learn to listen, the shift is already in motion.
WE ARE balance
WE ARE abundance
WE ARE bliss
Transparency has always been at the heart of everything we do. Because we have a deeply-rooted desire to protect our natural world and show that good products really have nothing to hide. In fact, we’ve made transparency a standard. This balance empowers consumers and makers alike by stimulating local, up-cycled and fair production practices.
We translate this sustainable promise into every aspect of our daily practice: from the goods you can shop online to our interior projects. Rest assured that everything is done with the environment in mind.
“Consciousness and not selfishness is both the means of teaching and the teaching itself.”
– Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Chin
We are aware that consumption and sustainability don’t always go hand in hand. But we’re here to challenge that status quo and give you all the tools you need to do better. We want people to think consciously about the items they have in their lives, to spark curiosity and inspire people to make more sustainable and ethical choices.
Happiness should not be the sole goal to pursue. Instead, focus on a lifestyle that is lived consciously, fully and wholeheartedly. Your actions will make the wheels turn towards a better future and the planet will reap the rewards. Our sustainable journey starts here. Join the movement. Slow down, choose consciously and dream of a better tomorrow with us.