February 23, 2012,
Snow Leopard Trust supports nomadic herders living in the remote mountains of Mongolia through sales of handfelted rugs produced in that country of 100% sheeps’ wool. Participating herders work with the trust to protect the snow leopards.
|LuRu Home makes its NYIGF debut with the Chickadee tea towel, part of the Procelain Collection, which is hand-dyed with indigo on 100% linen using an ancient Chinese dye process.|
Global Handmade Hope, a fair trade company, is showing patchwork napkin and placemat sets in navy and light blue made by a women’s cooperative Rwanda.
Emdee International has added new linen and burlap collections using natural fabrics as a base for applique and embroidery techniques.
|Aalamwaar Textiles’ Hand Stamps Collection employs casement cotton fabric that is hand-dyed with AZO-free low environmental impact dyes and is then hand block-printed and tailored by master artisans at Aalamwaar’s workshop in Hyderabad, India.|
|Libeco Home introduces Tahoe, a collection of 100% Belgian linen napkins, runners and tablecloths — the latter in four sizes.|
|Merben handmade rugs are constructed in India from leftover leather scraps, cotton rags and denim jeans.|
|Pendleton’s Fossil Leaf is an intricate jacquard design with the look of a photographic negative made in the U.S. of wool and cotton.|
|Sam Salem and Son’s Dublin plaid wool comforter set comes from the Joseph Abboud collection.|
|Mia + Finn, which debuted its first products last summer, introduces Andrew quilts. The reversible block-printed and hand-quilted pieces marry Indian textiles tradition to European design sense.|
|Antiochia, a first-time exhibitor, produces traditional Turkish bath towels known as peshtemal that are hand woven Denizli, India.|
|Dea’s Marea is part of its new pre-washed linen collection, which is available in 16 colors.|
|Ortolan Organic’s hand-made Lobster pillow is made of hemp and organic cotton with a Kapok fill.|