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Category Archives: It’s In The Details

November 8, 2011 Kuba Textiles: A Cloth in the Fabric of Life

Kuba Cloth The Kuba people of Africa have a vital textile tradition pulsing through their deeply rooted history, their rituals, their culture and their art.  Known as People of the lightning, People of the king and People of the cloth, … Continue reading

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October 12, 2010 Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

We’re proud to be honored by I.D. Magazine’s 2010 Annual Design Review, with a design distinction award for our retail packaging.  The beautiful designs for our store bags, gift boxes, and hangtags were crafted by the renowned Kansas City firm, Willoughby … Continue reading

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May 10, 2010 The Allure of Lace

Characterized by its delicate workmanship and intricate, airy patterns, lace has been cherished as a decorative adornment for centuries. There’s been some controversy as to when and where lace-making began. Some believe that its origins are in ancient Rome, where … Continue reading

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January 28, 2010 A Rose is a Rose…

No flower in human history has ever been as beloved as the rose. Spanning centuries and cultures, roses are symbols of love, war, passion and politics. Their timeless beauty has inspired poetry and plays by everyone from Shakespeare to Robert … Continue reading

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January 11, 2010 Color Your World…Naturally

 Women in Pitumarka dye alpaca in cochineal (photo courtesy of Kelsey Quam) In a world where more and more objects are created artificially, it’s comforting to know that dyes can still be obtained from natural sources—mainly plants, animals and minerals. … Continue reading

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