I cannot wait to check out this textile exhibit at Cristina Grajales Gallery in Manhattan. Hechizoo Textile, working with skilled weavers and artisans, creates rugs, upholstery and curtain fabric as well as architectural screens and meshes. The innovative use of materials also sets Hechizoo apart from other textiles. The integration of indigenous vegetable fibers such [...]
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If you're lucky enough to live in the ever exciting San Francisco Bay area, you should take an afternoon to visit the textile exhibit To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color It's been up since July and runs until January 9, 2011. If you're at all interested in historical textiles and various cultural fabrics, [...]
Described as a newsletter dedicated to color in its every expression: art and design, fashion and furnishings, culture and nature, Tones by Pantone does not disappoint.
As an intern in my first week with the Fabric Stock Exchange, I have already had the chance to learn a great deal about the fashion industry. I have participated in two webinars that highlighted trends for the upcoming Fall and Spring seasons. Both power points were very interesting which led me to do a [...]
Textile Holiday Tours is a company based in the United Kingdom that hosts tours of the country’s rich history in textiles. You are given the opportunity to discover, appreciate and be inspired by historic and contemporary fabrics, in stately homes, churches, cathedrals, castles, cottages and studios across the UK.
Alpaca? Nah. Lamb? Uh uh. Cashmere? Whatever. Yak? Absolutely! Always on a quest for new advances in textile technology, I was excited to come across Norla, a company from the Tibetan Plateau, making rustically lovely accessories using the hair of this not-so-commonly-worn bovine. You may ask “What’s the big deal?” Well, according the web site, [...]
I’m always interested in design for a greater good; projects where people take their talent and creativity and apply it in a way that truly benefits others. So imagine how excited I was to stumble upon a company that uses hand woven textiles (one of my favorite forms of artistic expression!) to help make the [...]