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November 23, 2009 India’s Inspiring Mystique

From the famous Patola weaving of Patan to the intricate art of wood block printing, India’s mystical textile legacy has long been a touchstone of inspiration for our global designs. As I was amorously ogling the upcoming spring collection, gorgeous … Continue reading

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June 20, 2008 Designer’s Choice

Parfait I noticed recently that two of our designers are wearing something new from our Summer collection…and they paid full price! (Our employee discount does not go into effect until well after the season has ended).  I don’t know about … Continue reading

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February 22, 2008 The Resurrection of a Chancay Warrior

Chancay Warrior Textile and T-Shirt The Chancay people inhabited the Chancay and Chillón valleys on the central coast of Peru circa AD 1000 – 1476. They are best known for their textiles and fortunately thousands of Chancay textiles survive in … Continue reading

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October 12, 2007 A Lost Art: Hand Embroidery

Narrow Confetti Bangles I have a weakness for hand-embroidery. It seems it has become a lost art among today’s industrialized manufacturing and usually reserved for larger textiles. However, my appetite for this small handicraft has been appeased by our uncommon … Continue reading

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