The Legacy of Woodblock Printing

The Legacy of Woodblock Printing


We have been long-time admirers of Indian woodblock printing. The intricate patterns often carry traditional cultural meanings, as well as legacy of the tribes they originally come from. 

 

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New Arrivals: What We Are Proud Of


Our newly arrived table linens come with touching stories from India.

New Arrivals: Sustainable Threads

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To Return and Reconnect: Bolé Road Textiles

To Return and Reconnect: Bolé Road Textiles


Ethiopian cotton is praised by some as the new Egyptian cotton. It's soft, fluffy, and a sustainable textile source in copious supply throughout the country. When designer Hana Getachew first returned to Ethiopia after leaving her home country for 18 years as a child, she looked to cotton as the medium of reconnecting with her heritage and sharing its beauty with the world.

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A Studio Tour with Fernanda Sibilia



"I take a walk, walk around, I walk, and walk...
And everyday I find something new."

- Fernanda Sibilia

Home to an ancient market, a modern shopping mall, and the prominent tango singer Carlos Gardel, the bustling Abasto district in Buenos Aires gives Fernanda Sibilia her daily inspiration. 

A Studio Tour with Fernanda Sibilia

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A Modern Interpretation of Traditional Chinese Porcelain


Highly trained artisans work at a modern facility near the site of the imperial kilns in Jingdezhen, China. The apprenticeship tradition established in antiquity lives on at Middle Kingdom, in much the same way it has for hundreds of years.

MINZUU Blog | Middle Kingdom Porcelain

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Honest Comfort and Simple Beauty


In 1934, Kontex was established in Imabari City in the Shikoku region of Japan. Imabari hosts a large cotton processing and dyeing industry, with a long history in producing more than 60% of towels in the country. 

Kontex Towels, Imabari, Japan

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Nomadic Simplicity: Injiri in 2016


Inspired by vintage aesthetics as always, Injiri's designer Chinar Farooqui presents her two new collections for 2016, Ahir and Recycle.

Injiri's new collection of home textiles: Ahir and Recycle

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Spotlight on India: An Impactful Artisan Business


Can a for-profit entity create impactful change in communities? 

The answer is, yes, as proven by our partner Mela Artisans.

Mela Artisans

 

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A Contemporary Expression of Oaxacan Pottery


Innovando la Tradición, a creative platform for designers, artists and artisans to rethink and honor ceramic traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico, toured Belgium this summer bringing 132 pieces of their traditional pottery.

Innovando la Tradición Fire and Clay Exhibition in the Biennial of Ceramics Andenne

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Fire and Clay: The Art of Oaxacan Pottery


" This book is an invitation for all those who wish to know the threatened and persistent world of Oaxacan pottery, and an adventure for those who choose to take it".
Colectivo 1050 Innovando la Tradición Fire and Clay the Art of Oaxacan Pottery

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Chinar Farooqui on Design and Sources of Inspiration


"Being a student of textiles, I love the hand-loom.  It is more about celebrating the entire process of hand-weaving - and the clothes are actually little stories about the textiles they are made of." 

Injiri Rebari Organic Cotton Home Collection

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Stories of Weavers from the Real India

Through her products, the founder and designer of injiri, China Farooqui, expresses her appreciation for the old and the hand-made.

Injiri Rebari Home Collection

 

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