Set of 4 Fridge Magnets, Selvedge World Fair 2021
Handwork Studio collaborates with Niaz Husain Soomro and his family in a small Sufi town of Bith Shah in Sind, Pakistan. Niaz Hussain’s family is one of the last remaining in this region that still produces Ajrak cloth using time-honoured methods. Using the resist print technique, they create modern geometric prints dyed with natural indigo on locally-produced cotton khaddar and cotton lawn fabrics. Handwork strives to re-contextualize traditional artisan techniques for a contemporary audience
Barefoot Ceylon is a Sri Lankan brand combining the craft of weaving with the art of design. In 1964, Barbara Sansoni was invited to design in a convent workshop just north of Colombo. Today, Barefoot has a band of dedicated designers providing training, designs and raw materials to female artisans.
OMA Space is an art and design studio based in Seoul engaging in experimental work with a variety of natural fibres–most recently hemp. OMA blends tradition with innovation based on the acquisition of both primitive techniques and digital tools, with a priority emphasis on sustainable coexistence between humanity and nature throughout its design process.
Toy and Joy Singh started with only one printing table in the family home 26 years ago. As a result of their constant experimentation with dyes, designs, and techniques, they have been able to give a new dynamism and a more international attitude to the traditional craft of fabric printing in Rajasthan. They have a fresh approach to colours and shapes and often look towards the European garden for inspiration. All products are made using 100% cotton that is sourced locally within India.