Textiles

The Handmade Textiles of Bangladesh

What do you think when you see the phrase “Made in Bangladesh”? Since big brands began producing fast fashion apparel there, this nation of 163 million people h...

The Process:
Miao Pleated Skirts

Learn about the making of the pleated skirts worn by women of China's Miao ethnic group, as told by contributor Sharon de Lyster. Inspired by the heritage crafts of the Miao people, Sharon designed a womenswear collection for her brand, Narrative Made, which is now available on The Kindcraft for a limited time....

Japan’s Indigo Textiles

Explore Japan's ancient indigo textile traditions through a visit to an Edo-era dye house called the Higeta Indigo House in Mashiko, Japan and an exhibition about boro patchwork textiles at the Amuse Museum in Tokyo....

London Craft Week 2016

Read about nine events that happened at London Craft Week 2016 including embroidery, psaligraphy, glass blowing, and a thought-provoking discussions among designers Hussein Chalayan and Alice Temperley about the role of craft and industry....

Maker Profile:
Sanjay Garg, Raw Mango

A minimalist aesthetic is emerging in India, and Sanjay Garg of Raw Mango is leading the way. On our recent visit to New Delhi we chatted with the designer about his handloom Chanderi silk saris, inspiration, and ethical business practices. ...

Introduction to
Indian Block Printing:
Anokhi Museum

The Kindcraft recently visited the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing in Jaipur, India. Join us on a tour of the museum set inside of restored 16th century haveli mansion and meet the in-house artisans who demonstrated block carving and the printing process....

Weaving in the
Andes Mountains

Contributor Stephanie Amann spent several months learning about the weaving techniques and traditional dress of several communities in the Andes Mountains near Cusco, Peru....

Japanese Boro
Textiles at Sri Threads

Join The Kindcraft on a visit to Sri Threads textile gallery in Brooklyn, New York and learn about boro patchwork textiles sewn from nineteenth and early twentieth century rags and scraps of indigo-dyed cotton. ...

The Best of Handmade
at NY NOW

Meet The Kindcraft's top ten exhibitors from the handmade section of NY NOW - a home and lifestyle trade show held in New York City August 15 - 19, 2015....

Collaboration:
The Kindcraft x
Studio Naenna

In our first ever Maker Collaboration, The Kindcraft brings you two small womenswear collections: the Indigo Collection and the Ikat Collection – made with handwoven, naturally dyed Thai textiles from Studio Naenna. Read the story of our collaboration here, and visit The Kindcraft Shop....

Tais Weaving in
East Timor

Contributor Emily Lush made the journey to East Timor to visit Koperativa Lo’ud, one of the country’s growing number of grassroots craft cooperatives....

Garments of the Hong Yao

Learn about the traditional dress of the Hong Yao people in Guilin, China as contributed by Sharon Tsang....

Photofile:
A Tai Dam Village

The Tai Dam people of Northern Laos weave colorful textiles and traditionally wear black headdresses, giving them the name Black Tai....