Friday, April 29, 2011

Jeanette Farrier textiles--what a great Mother's Day gift idea!

Now available at Loopy Mango.

About Jeanette Farrier

Travelling in India at the end of the 1990s, costume designer Jeanette Farrier discovered the magical textiles that the women of West Bengal create from recycled cotton saris. Exponents of the traditional art known as ‘Kantha’, these expert seamstresses fold and stitch the soft cloth into an ultra-fine quilted fabric which is warm, durable and, with its myriad patterns and colors, of great beauty.
The ethos behind Jeanette’s work is that just as these wonderful textiles are valued and precious, so are the women: they are paid well and are able to work in their own homes. Today there are two villages outside Kolkata whose livelihood has been transformed through sewing Jeanette Farrier’s Kantha cloth.








Friday, April 15, 2011

New pictures of the store!

We did a little photo shoot at the store today.  Waejong looks so cute with her knitting needles!