United Airlines and OTG unveil Forth and Nomad pop-up store at George Bush Airport

USA. United Airlines and OTG today launched a Forth and Nomad pop-up shop at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, Texas.

Forth and Nomad is a Houston retailer that works with area craftsmen and brands that focus on artisanal goods. The Forth and Nomad pop-up in Terminal E will be open through to September 2019, giving customers the opportunity to “shop local” and experience in-store demonstrations.

Forth and Nomad, whose bricks and mortar shop is in the Heights Mercantile District of Houston, carries brands such as Stash Co, Adrian Landon Brooks and Twisted Arrow Goods, which offer a diverse product range including leathergoods, and artistically-made accessories and apparel. Travel-ready items, such as leather passport covers, dopp kits (toiletry bags), backpacks and duffels, and all-natural apothecary items are also available.

Engaging travellers with Houston’s small businesses at Forth and Nomad.

“Our goal is to bring the very best of Houston’ shopping and dining to IAH, and we strongly believe travellers should be able to experience and engage with the area’s small businesses from the second they get off their flight to the moments before they depart,” said OTG CEO Rick Blatstein. “Bringing Forth and Nomad to this space is the perfect way to do just that.”

The Terminal E pop-up will also host a series of in-store ‘Maker Sessions,’ which are demonstrations led by local craftsmen. The first Maker Session kicks off this September with a candle-making workshop hosted by Twisted Arrow Goods. Other Maker Sessions will feature a leather wallet crafting session with Hud & Leigh, and a hands-on ceramics experience taught by Houston ceramics studio Box Sparrow Studios.

“We want to create a platform for artists to share their story,” says Forth and Nomad Co-Founder Morgan Sommer.

“Each piece we carry has a unique story behind it,” said Forth and Nomad Co-Founder Morgan Sommer. “We want to create a platform for artists to share their story, connect with the consumer, and ultimately create unique relationships between customers and retailers.”

OTG has worked with United Airlines to transform the latter’s terminals at IAH through the introduction of next-level technology, immersive design and locally-focused shopping and dining.

“We are thrilled that our customers will be able to support local artists and craftsmen by experiencing Forth and Nomad’s new pop-up shop,” said United Airlines Vice President Houston Rodney Cox. “We will continue to work closely with OTG to create a world-class experience for domestic and international customers and we are excited about the new retail and dining options that continue to arrive at IAH.”

Artisinal entrepreneurs: Andy and Morgan Sommer, Co-founders of Forth and Nomad.


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