Node Fair Trade Rugs

Chris Haughton is a designer and illustrator and also an author of childrens books. Before he became involved in books he was active in fair trade and has been a supporter and designer for the fair trade company People Tree for many years. In 2010 he took 8 months off to to re-connect to fair […]

“Our work unites current manufacturing technologies and age-old craft techniques”

In her article “Natural Dye Textiles From Grain”, Jaime Derringer (Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk) writes about the Grain duo of Chelsea Green and James Minola, who decided to rethink all their textile projects solely using unbleached or naturally dyed hand spun Guatemalan cotton. Check out their collection!

The Fold Unfold Tablecloth

The Fold Unfold Tablecloth is made from digitally printed dyes along the crease lines of a folded tablecloth that makes for an eye-catching spread when opened and laid over a table. The design comes from Copenhagen-based textile and color designer Margrethe Odgaard, a Danish Design School and RISD alum. Commissioned by Hay in Copenhagen, the […]

Contemporary Textiles for the Floor

Marni Katz recently published an article on Design Milk about Nanimarquina and their process for manufacturing one of the company’s most popular, polka dots in relief rug!: a fuchsia and purple concoction from the Topissimo collection, which won a Red Dot Design Award in 2003. The following images give you a glimpse of all the steps […]

Trash Talk: Turning trash to cash!

What a great idea! Win-win, clean up the shoreline and create an artistic piece worth talking about. Unique-Eco cleans up the Kenyan shoreline and uses what it carts away to create sculpture and jewelry that are getting attention in European fashion circles. Thanks to HandEye Magazine (a magazine about connecting cultures and inspiring action), you […]