Inspiration for our designs often comes from old masters’ works, forgotten patterns and our own reinterpretations of traditional designs.
Many of the works are created using a time intensive process called shibori, also known as stitch-resist dyeing.
Blurred edge patterns with soft nuances and color gradations are the uniquely special characteristics of this technique.
These are achieved by stitching the fabric by hand, pulling the threads to compress the piece and dyeing it in our indigo vats or other non-toxic dyes.
The process takes many days and ensures a unique result each and every time. There are no two identical pieces of shibori textiles in the world and an element of the unexpected is always present.
Natural dyes also play an important part at our studio. Leaves, roots and flowers from various dye plants are sourced locally whenever possible and gently simmered for several hours to make potent colorful extracts.
We also use indigo to dye many of our pieces in deep navy blue tones or combine it with the other dyes to create new colors.
Check out our YouTube channel for videos of how we make our creations.
We employ the help of several local women who we are proud to call our fellow artisans.
Unlike many other textile studios we never pay our staff by the piece, appreciating that rushing our work is impossible.
Instead we choose to employ our team on a full-time basis, enroll them in health and welfare schemes and provide them with a clean, comfortable, safe, ventilated and well-lit environment.
We believe that not only is this the most sensible and humane way to make beautiful objects – it’s also one that helps to encourage new generations to take up artisanal professions.
As a result our works are typically priced higher than those of other Asian textile producers.
Our greatest privilege has been to work with customers, clients and collaborators who recognize that quality, dignified working conditions and a hope for the future of craftsmanship comes at a price.