Netherlands, Simone Post, Turn Around Blanket Multicolor
Product name: Turn Around Blanket Multicolor
Type of product: Throw
Simone Designed some blankets and cushions for fair trade brand Return to Sender they where where made by a small family business specialized in weaving, in Ecuador.
A traditional pattern of stripes has been mirrored and one side of the blanked has been brushed instead of both as is traditionally done. The brushed side focuses on the weft, while on the other side of the fabric both warp and weft are visible. This creates an interesting contrast between a very graphical and a far more tactile and soft look. 2 Blankets in one.
The blankets were selling very well, unfortantely the cushions where not. Therefor we decided instead of having to throw them away to make something new out of it. In Simone Studio in Rotterdam the leftover cushion are being transformed into these very beautiful extraordinary multicolor version of the original blankets.
By producing their products in various developing countries ‘Return to Sender’ aims to stimulate entrepreneurship and the exchange of knowledge. Proceeds will be channelled back as much as possible and artisans are taught new techniques. The owner of the Ecuadorian weaving mill for example, was familiar with one technique before he started working with Simone. Afterwards he was able to work in different techniques and able to weave new patterns, he could expand his business and apply diversity in his supply. Simone was in turn introduced to local designs and techniques which she could apply in her designs.
Materials: the leftover cushions of the return to sender collection ‘Turn around’
180 x 134 cm