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 Knolltextiles.com/bracelets starting on November 1st.
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!