Our Story

BLAZING A TRAIL

THE NATIVE TRAILS STORY

A Journey of Discovery

In 1996, Naomi Neilson 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.

Going Global

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.  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, bathtubs, furniture, and a range of home decor products.

Leading the Industry

Soon after introducing its first copper basin, it became Native Trails’ core product. Native Trails was the first company to have its copper sinks certified by the UPC and listed by IAPMO, where it assisted in writing the copper basin standards. The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association (DPHA) took notice of the company’s fast rise and solid accomplishments by naming Native Trails CEO Naomi Neilson the Manufacturing Professional of the Year in 2005. Today, Native Trails leads the industry in artisan crafted, eco-conscious furnishings and fixtures for high end kitchen and bath design, and is featured in premier showrooms throughout the United States and Canada.

I founded Native Trails
with a dream

of bridging cultures, of combining artisan heritage with innovative design and sustainable materials. Bringing the beauty of undiscovered artisans to homes all over the world is a passion I gratefully live out every day.

Naomi Neilson, Founder/CEO

CENTURIES OF TRADITION

BRINGING FUNTIONAL WORKS OF
LUXURY ART TO YOUR HOME

From the beginning, Native Trails was determined to be not only socially responsible but also environmentally responsible. Rooted in the traditions of centuries-old artisan craftsmanship, Native Trails still takes every opportunity to use recycled, reclaimed, or green certified materials, bringing eco-consciousness to luxury living.

Our Mission

We enrich people’s lives and enhance their living spaces by creating inspiring kitchen and bath products that combine artisan craftsmanship with natural, sustainable materials.

Our Mission

We enrich people’s lives and enhance their living spaces by creating inspiring kitchen and bath products that combine artisan craftsmanship with natural, sustainable materials.

THE ARTISANS

BRING LIFE TO INSPIRING DESIGNS

Native Trails partners with skilled artisans who employ age-old tradition and craftsmanship, bringing life to inspiring, innovative designs. Each piece we create is one-of-a-kind; handcrafted from sustainable materials such as recycled copper, reclaimed wood, and concrete; each piece reflects the unique style and technique of the artisan who so skillfully created it.