United Airlines and OTG announced today the launch of a pop-up shop now open at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). In partnership with Forth and Nomad, a Houston-based retailer that focuses on local, artisanal made goods, the shop can be found inside Terminal E through September 2019.
Forth and Nomad, originally of Houston, offers high-quality products, leather goods, and artistically-made accessories and apparel. Travel-ready items, such as leather passport covers, dopp kits, backpacks and duffels and all-natural apothecary items are also available for purchase.
“We strongly believe travelers 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. Bringing Forth and Nomad to this space is the perfect way to do just that,” said Rick Blatstein, OTG CEO.
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.
OTG has already worked with United Airlines to transform their terminals at IAH through the introduction of next-level technology, immersive design and locally-focused shopping and dining.