BOHINDI is a new venture from Jamie Riley, a self-taught artist and accessories designer with work featured in Martha Stewart Living and The Huffington Post. The facility opened in October and the owners aim to cultivate developing global artisans while promoting sustainable practices in the immediate community. “My pursuit is to highlight the importance of embracing the simple things in life, while living in the present,” remarks Riley. Her business partner, spouse and fellow world traveler, Jason Walsh, assists in sourcing the goods. Walsh also contributes his knowledge of wellness, accrued from working for 15 years as a health care professional.
The name of the store is a portmanteau, a combination of two words and their attendant concepts to form a new word to encapsulate both. In the case of BOHINDI, it refers to Bohemian people who live unconventional lives paired with indie products separate from large commercial establishments.
BOHINDI also plans to host workshops and community gatherings for all ages.