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Soapstone

It’s hard not to think of soapstone as a living material. One of its defining qualities is to ...

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GOTS Certification

The growing world of organic textiles can sometimes feel like the wild west of ...

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Forest Stewardship Council

Forests cover about 30% of the world. They provide a home to our animal co-habitants ...

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Crystal

The timeless appeal of crystal is a story of dichotomy, where sharp meets soft, fragile ...

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Shibori Dyeing

Kaleidoscopic stars, rippling lines and blossoming circles are a few signature motifs ...

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Indigo Dyeing

The ethereal spectrum of indigo is akin to the sky; wisps of pale blues descend into a pitch ...

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Clay

Part of what makes us human is our desire to create, to see in raw materials something ...

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Nomadic Cashmere

Naadam was founded in response to an industry climate we were personally very ...

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Charcoal

It’s hard to comprehend how pivotal a role charcoal has played in the development of ...

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Navajo Textiles

For over 300 years, Navajo weaving has been valued for its importance as a vital native art ...

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Hemp, A History

At the mention of hemp, pot and macramé are probably the first things that come to mind ...

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Plant-Based Plastic

Plastic is ubiquitous. There are few industries that do not make use of this durable ...

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Breaking the Mold, Part III

Handmade, local, organic – these words have permeated our collective lexicon over the ...

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Breaking the Mold, Part II

This morning when I took my coffee mug down off the shelf, I held it for a bit longer. I felt ...

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Breaking the Mold, Part I

Before I started working in the apparel and accessory industry, I didn’t give much thought ...

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Silk

Soft and smooth to the touch, with a luster associated with luxury, silk is also one of ...

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Quilts

For a good part of their history, quilts have been a product of making due with less ...

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Care For Copper

Copper has many uses and benefits, and on top of it all, it boasts a gleaming amber surface ...

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