How the Threads Tribe Travels in Style

Working with Threads means all of us at the Home Office get to connect ourselves to our global sisterhood and make a real impact around the globe. But, lucky for us, it also means we’re surrounded by the most supportive and understanding tribe of women any of us have had the pleasure of knowing.

We all have busy, full lives, and we all understand that Threads is one piece of a bigger picture. It’s definitely an important piece, but we know that balance is the key to success in this and any of our other ventures. That’s why it’s commonplace for us to jump on a conference call while waiting to board a plane, postpone a virtual meeting until we have service on the road, or pass babies around the room while diving into a brainstorm sesh.

Michelle at a Showcase in Maine wearing our Chitwan Scarf
Michelle at a Showcase in Maine wearing our Chitwan Scarf

A perfect example of this flexibility and understanding is Michelle Herd-Fetch, our VP of Operations. After sending her youngest daughter off to college in August of 2016, Michelle and her husband decided to take their lives on the road. They’ve been traveling around the U.S. since (for over a year now!) visiting friends and family, experiencing places they’ve never been, and all the while working full-time. (And thank goodness—we don’t know what we’d do without Michelle!) Along the way, Michelle has been attending Showcases and visiting Fair Trade Partners across the country.

Inspired by our traveling Threads representative and our upcoming Artisan Visit to Ecuador, we got Threads Fair Trade Partners and Home Office staff to dish on their go-to pieces for travel.

Allison Young, a Fair Trade Partner in St. Louis (and the cover model for our Fall Limited Collection Insert), is sure to pack her Amu Necklace, Indravati Necklace, and Naya Bracelet. With our new collection, she’s added the Mangal Bracelet and Nakuru Cuff to that list. Her reason?

These pieces are all resilient enough to travel well, and transition beautifully from a casual day of exploring to a night on the town.
Fair Trade Partner Allison Young's packing list
Director of Field Development Taryn Schroeder's Threads packing list

Taryn Schroeder, our Director of Field Development, loves packing the Gaya Earrings and Andaman Necklace.

“They pack well and go with everything!”
For formal occasions like weddings,

Rachel Jewell, a Fair Trade Partner in Ohio, loves stacking necklaces and bracelets. Lately, she’s been rocking the Nalia and Heron Necklaces with our Ipala, Solo, and Taal Bracelets.

Fair Trade Partner Rachel Jewell's Threads packing list

And naturally, we turned to Michelle for expert advice. After all, she has more experience combining travel and fair trade style than any of us!

VP of Operations Michelle Herd-Fetch's Threads packing list

For color, I love the Ibarra Necklace, Sela Necklace, and Fresia Bracelet

they easily lay flat and do great during travel.”

Michelle and her husband have spent the last few weeks in Maine, where they’ve been waking up to sailboats bobbing in a nearby harbor. When out on the water,

Michelle uses her Kaylana Scarf as a wrap to tuck in her lovely red curls and keep herself cozy.

And then when it warms up again, she can easily fold the scarf into her Chichi Tote.

VP of Operations Michelle Herd-Fetch's Threads packing list
VP of Operations Michelle Herd-Fetch's Threads packing list

For those moments when she wants a little sparkle,

“I adore the Halong Necklace and little Toba Earrings for my silver fix.”

“For gold, my go-to necklace is the Nalia, and

I choose between the Malacca, Toluca, Tala, or Mahi Earrings.”
VP of Operations Michelle Herd-Fetch's Threads packing list

Working with Threads means all of us at the Home Office get to connect ourselves to our global sisterhood and make a real impact around the globe. But, lucky for us, it also means we’re surrounded by the most supportive and understanding tribe of women any of us have had the pleasure of knowing.

We all have busy, full lives, and we all understand that Threads is one piece of a bigger picture. It’s definitely an important piece, but we know that balance is the key to success in this and any of our other ventures. That’s why it’s commonplace for us to jump on a conference call while waiting to board a plane, postpone a virtual meeting until we have service on the road, or pass babies around the room while diving into a brainstorm sesh.

Michelle at a Showcase in Maine wearing our Chitwan Scarf

A perfect example of this flexibility and understanding is Michelle Herd-Fetch, our VP of Operations. After sending her youngest daughter off to college in August of 2016, Michelle and her husband decided to take their lives on the road. They’ve been traveling around the U.S. since (for over a year now!) visiting friends and family, experiencing places they’ve never been, and all the while working full-time. (And thank goodness—we don’t know what we’d do without Michelle!) Along the way, Michelle has been attending Showcases and visiting Fair Trade Partners across the country.

Inspired by our traveling Threads representative and our upcoming Artisan Visit to Ecuador, we got Threads Fair Trade Partners and Home Office staff to dish on their go-to pieces for travel.

Allison Young, a Fair Trade Partner in St. Louis (and the cover model for our Fall Limited Collection Insert), is sure to pack her Amu Necklace, Indravati Necklace, and Naya Bracelet. With our new collection, she’s added the Mangal Bracelet and Nakuru Cuff to that list. Her reason?

These pieces are all resilient enough to travel well, and transition beautifully from a casual day of exploring to a night on the town.
Fair Trade Partner Allison Young's packing list

Taryn Schroeder, our Director of Field Development, loves packing the Gaya Earrings and Andaman Necklace.

“They pack well and go with everything!”
Director of Field Development Taryn Schroeder's Threads packing list
For formal occasions like weddings,

Rachel Jewell, a Fair Trade Partner in Ohio, loves stacking necklaces and bracelets. Lately, she’s been rocking the Nalia and Heron Necklaces with our Ipala, Solo, and Taal Bracelets.

Fair Trade Partner Rachel Jewell's Threads packing list

And naturally, we turned to Michelle for expert advice. After all, she has more experience combining travel and fair trade style than any of us!

For color, I love the Ibarra Necklace, Sela Necklace, and Fresia Bracelet

they easily lay flat and do great during travel.”
VP of Operations Michelle Herd-Fetch's Threads packing list

Michelle and her husband have spent the last few weeks in Maine, where they’ve been waking up to sailboats bobbing in a nearby harbor. When out on the water,

Michelle uses her Kaylana Scarf as a wrap to tuck in her lovely red curls and keep herself cozy.

And then when it warms up again, she can easily fold the scarf into her Chichi Tote.

VP of Operations Michelle Herd-Fetch's Threads packing list

For those moments when she wants a little sparkle,

“I adore the Halong Necklace and little Toba Earrings for my silver fix.”
VP of Operations Michelle Herd-Fetch's Threads packing list

“For gold, my go-to necklace is the Nalia, and

I choose between the Malacca, Toluca, Tala, or Mahi Earrings.”
VP of Operations Michelle Herd-Fetch's Threads packing list
Pro Tip from Michelle!

“I carry my earrings in an old wide mouth pill bottle. This protects the studs or hooks from getting bent and prevents me from losing them.”

We’re so happy we can support women around the world as they build the life of their dreams. And of course, we want them to feel beautiful along the way.

Learn more about how you can build the life of your dreams with Threads Worldwide. 

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