We’re getting ready for the next collection, adding block prints into the range for 2014. The artisan-styled handmade block prints bring heritage fiber arts traditions into the line.
Block printing is a well-established art in India, where certain motifs and colors have become associated with specific regions. Historically, the colors of these prints were made with plant dyes using mixes of flowers, spices, and naturally colored clays.
To keep the dyes gentle yet colorfast, we’re going with a mix of the old and new. Low-impact dyes that steer clear of ingredients like heavy metals and formaldehyde, but keep an eye to modern washing standards, allows a traditional art to come alive in contemporary fashion.