The Native Trails Story
"I founded Native Trails with a dream of bridging cultures, of combining artisan heritage with innovative design and sustainable materials. Bringing the beautiful work of undiscovered artisans to homes all over the world is a passion I gratefully live out every day.”
Naomi Neilson Howard, Founder/CEO
Blazing a Native Trail
In 1996, Naomi founded Native Trails, using her passion for artisan tradition, sustainability, and fair trade practices to bring the work of undiscovered artisans from central Mexico first to central California and then on to living spaces throughout North America. Combining the artisans' age-old traditions with contemporary design and sustainable materials, Naomi broke new ground with Native Trails iconic copper sinks and helped to introduce copper as a mainstay material for the kitchen and bath.
Artisan Crafted from Raw Materials
Under Naomi's effervescent leadership, Native Trails has expanded far beyond copper sinks; its artisan-made product lines have grown to include groundbreaking NativeStone concrete sinks, vanities made of reclaimed wood, range hoods, furniture, and a range of home decor products.
Blazing New Trails
Today, Native Trails leads the industry in artisan crafted, sustainable products for kitchen and bath design; artisan-crafted sinks, tubs, and bathroom vanities are sold in over 1,300 showrooms throughout the United States and Canada.
Naomi and her team continue to find new trails to be forged, researching new offerings and traveling throughout the world, searching out undiscovered artisans who can bring life to Native Trails' innovative designs, including handcrafted decor, copper gifts, and lifestyle products for the home and office.