I know I've told you about Source4Style in the past. But for those of you who don't remember I'll do a quick recap. S4S is the premier B2B online marketplace that allows designers to search and source more sustainable materials from a network of global suppliers. I should mention that I'm a big fan so I [...]
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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 [...]
While browsing The New York Times' T Magazine, I came across an article that I found especially delicious, as it combines two of my loves: food and fashion. On November 16th, Barney's Department Store will reveal it's holiday window and quite a treat it will be for those who love an innovative approach to textiles, [...]
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.
I'm not sure if you know this about me, but I really enjoy highlighting local, family-owned, generations-old companies in the fashion and textile industries. It's these mom and pop businesses that I want to see survive in this econimc climate but which, of course, have the most difficulty doing so. One aspect of the industry [...]
Have you ever stumbled upon a new company that seems to have managed to fill a niche that was so desperately in need of being filled, it's unbeliveable that no on jumped on it sooner? Well, that is exactly how I felt when I was introduced to Source4Style. Started by a few lovely industry pros [...]
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 [...]
Has anyone heard of the Design Library? It's in Wappinger Falls, NY and it's a place I have been meaning to visit for quite a long time but just can't seem to get my act together enough to make it happen. But now, more than ever, I need to find some time. A quick [...]
OK, for some strange reason I am just now learning about a little place called Habu Textiles. Why you ask? Because nobody told me! I quite literally searched "textiles" in Google just out of curiosity and up pops a place in West 29th Street in Manhattan, just a few blocks away from where I spend [...]
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 [...]