Grain has partnered with Guatemalan natural dye co-ops for a new textiles collection that will launch in New York at ICFF in May 2013. Although they’ve been working in Guatemala now for many years, the Grain duo of Chelsea Green and James Minola decided to rethink all their textile projects solely using unbleached or naturally dyed hand spun Guatemalan cotton.
After many experiments and learning, the collection features arious dyeing and weaving techniques, such as ikat and drop loop stitch created in collaboration with local Guatemalan artisans as well as artisans from Antigua. The new items include woven throw pillows, Turkish-style hand and bath towels, and cotton necklaces.
Jaspé Pillow (available in two sizes)
Laguna Pillow (available in two sizes)
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