All posts tagged: fabric

KnollTextiles & Goods for Good Charity Bracelets

  Following a successful collaboration in 2012, KnollTextiles and the non-profit goods for good (GFG) have teamed up again to help set up sustainable community enterprises in Malawi. For the first project, KnollTextiles sent unemployed tailors in Malawi fabric in order to make fashionable tote bags. It was a win/win for the community —  the bags raised funds while the tailors gained marketable tailoring skills. For this holiday season, KnollTextiles will be producing limited-edition bracelets using Ultrasuede fabric in five colors decorated with Swarovski crystals. All sales from the bracelets will be invested in GFG’s small businesses in Africa. The bracelets will be on sale for $29 on the KnollTextiles website at starting on November 1st.

Contest: Win Blueprint Nail Polish from KnollTextiles

It’s finally summer (I will never talk bad about you again dear, warm summer), and KnollTextiles has released their latest nail polish color just in time for beach season. Blueprint, a bright summer blue that will look sharp at the beach or the studio, was inspired by the KnollTextiles Tower Grid upholstery in the color Blueprint and by Dazzling Blue, a Pantone Color Trend for 2014. Blueprint joins a family of other textile-inspired polishes including Knoll Red, Tryst (silver), Cato (pink), Groovy (dark pink), Firebird (orange), and Driftwood (a light, natural color). The polishes are used by KnollTextiles sales reps as give aways, but you can win one now with their Instagram contest. Just share a pic of your favorite blue-hued @KnollTextile on Instagram with the hashtag #knolltextilesblue. KnollTextiles will be selecting winners on 6/27. Good luck!      

Maharam Agenda

Have you ever picked up a book and felt an instant urge to protect it from harm? Maharam Agenda, by Michael Maharam, is one of those books. This beautiful new monograph documents the evolution of a 110-year old family textile business that grew from one man with a pushcart selling remnants on the Lower East Side to one of the most design savvy textile companies in the world. Before it transitioned to commercial textiles, the Maharam Fabric Corporation was a textile supplier to Broadway, contributing fabric for costumes and set designs. The 375-page book includes drawings of these costumes, as well as archival photography, ads, and engaging images of the re-editions, collaborations, and graphics the company is known for in the interior design community. Designed by A4 Studio, the graphic design arm of Maharam (in collaboration with Lars Müller) Maharam Agenda features an embroidered cover and spine (available in four variations) by designer Hella Jongerius that truly conveys the Maharam spirit. Published by Lars Müller Publishers, the book will be distributed in America by Prestel. It is $65.00 from …