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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I was looking at my copy of the latest Eco Textile News and was reminded show season is coming up again. Here are just a few global textile shows coming up in January. Are you going? To which ones? Please feel free to comment with additional shows you feel are worth mentioning. January 2011: 12th [...]
A textile topic that I don't often cover is Wall Coverings. I'm not sure why. I love wallpaper. Beautiful, colorful, and often times playful, it's such a lovely addition to a room. When I was in school, ummm... a few years ago...., not too many of my print designer friends were choosing to head in [...]
On this crisp November Friday, I thought I'd share a beautiful splattering of screen printed fabrics from Sweden based company Just Scandinavian. The prints are bright, fun, playful, applied to 100% linen textiles, and sold by the yard. I think they're just lovely and I hope you do too.
So, yes, it's wool week. Interesting. I have to say I really didn't have any inkling of the existence of the Campaign for Wool until I stumbled upon an article on the British Vogue website. Apparently, the campaign was started by the Prince of Whales in January of this year to educate people on the [...]
I was reading through the many updates of the various LinkedIn groups I follow and I came across a request from a member in search of a short run embroidery factory (or individual) based on in the United States for home interior products like drapery and pillows, in addition to yardage. I thought this would [...]
You may remember that back in April, I wrote a little piece on the use of a polymer that is made using castor beans. At the time of writing, the round bodied and lustrous yarns were mainly being used in undergarments. One curious reader commented on the post asking why it was only really being [...]
As designers, whether apparel or home furnishing, fabric is often the cornerstone of your work. Things like color, weight, structure, and hand all come into play when creating your collection. In light of the fact that I chose to focus my time and attention on the apparel end of the textile spectrum, I tend to [...]
When in a creative field, whether your role is designing, sourcing, promoting, or anything else for that matter, it's important to stay on top of trends within your industry. We do this not only to be able to speak intelligently about industry related current events but also to foster our knowledge and exposure to what [...]
It's not often that I come across a product that I find not only aesthetically pleasing but also socially and ethically responsible. However, when I do happen upon a company prospering under these criteria, I'm always excited to share. Today's discovery is John Robshaw Textiles. The fabrics are hand block printed on linen and cotton [...]