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An extension of the print magazine’s tone of respect, intelligence and joy in the world of textiles, our blog is a daily contribution to the Selvedge conversation. Featuring exhibitions, people, adventures and opinion, the Selvedge blog is not only a meeting point for the Selvedge community but also an entry point into the world of textiles for those looking for an original and broadening perspective.

Glamour's Greatest

Glamour's Greatest

American designer Norman Norell was one of the 20th century’s most remarkable pioneers of elegant fashion. Famed for his gowns, suits and tailored silhouettes, Norell is best remembered for redefining sleek, sophisticated, American glamour. Norell: Dean of American Fashion, the latest exhibition at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology New York, honours his timeless contribution to the industry. This retrospective presents upwards of 100 original garments, accessories, and ephemera carefully selected by designer Jeffery Banks. Many of the objects come from the private collection of designer Kenneth Pool, and remain a testament to the breadth of Norell’s creativity and his...

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Justice Is Served

Justice Is Served

Nata y Limón pillow detailing the Mayan 'scorpion tail' motif Like so many successful creative initiatives, Nata y Limón was born out of pure coincidence. After founders Anne and Marlene met in 2005 while studying tourism management in Germany, they both quit their full time marketing jobs independently of each other in search of a life more meaningful. A Guatemalan woman wears a typical 'corte' skirt, intricately embroidered Before long, they found what they were looking for in the rich textile culture of Guatemala. Creating sustainable job opportunities for local Mayan women and their indigenous communities, Nata y Limón celebrate local ancient weaving...

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Dolls In Demand

Dolls In Demand

Homages to haute couture are a dime a dozen, but it’s not often that this phenomenon is celebrated in the form of such beautiful, bespoke dolls. Twin sisters Ekaterina and Elena Popovy have built a highly sought-after portfolio of ethereal ‘art-dolls’, each modelled after high fashion haute couture looks, and in the wake of New York and London Fashion weeks they have just released limited edition prints of Jeannette I + II, dolls commissioned by none other than Jean Paul Gaultier. Born and raised in Russia, the Popovy twins have spent the last decade obsessing over every intricate detail on...

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Cosy Up To Easter

Cosy Up To Easter

As Easter approaches we thought that today would be the perfect day to dedicate our blog to Hut Up’s and Parkhaus’ beautiful and stylish felted egg cosies, which we’re now offering at 70% off with the code ARCHIVE... Felt is considered the oldest known textile, predating both weaving and knitting. This non-woven cloth it is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibres together. Designed and felted by Berlin based label Hut Up, these beautiful handmade felted bell jar and bunny egg cosies are just the staple for keeping your boiled eggs warm or your dresser decorated.   Christine Birkle, founder of...

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Towels For The Taking

Towels For The Taking

As we move into the new season we look to freshen up our homes, and the discerning Spring cleaner will be pleased to know that we are offering 70% off our range of Antique French linen tea towels, floor cloths and table linen with the code ARCHIVE... France has long been known for its craftsmanship and production of high quality linen, made with locally grown flax. Its excellent quality is said to be achieved through a unique combination of a natural, damp ocean climate, flax’s low thermal density, a rich soil and the experience of the flax growers themselves. Used not only...

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