Inspiration

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...

Photofile:
The Kaili Embroidery Market

Embroideries, vintage costumes, braided ribbons, and more—Sharon de Lyster reports on crafts at the Kaili Embroidery Market in China’s Guizhou Province....

Miao Trims & Accessories

From folded-cloth piecework, to couched braid embroidery, jacquard weaving, and the making of silver plaques, the Miao people of Guizhou, China continue to practice their heritage crafts and maintain traditional lifestyles. ...

Mashiko Pottery
Past And Present

The Kindcraft explores the legacy of Mengei folk art movement potter Shoji Hamada, and looks at modern-day ceramics in Mashiko, Japan....

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....
The Kindcraft x In Clay Ceramics Collection

Collaboration:
The Kindcraft x
InClay Studio Pottery

For our newest Maker Collaboration we worked with Jirawong Wongtrangan at InClay Studio Pottery in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Read the story about our process and shop the Milk White Collection of handmade ceramics....

SHOP: Milk White Ceramics

Shop our milk-white glaze collection that includes nesting bowls, the perfect mug, small spoons, and a tea pot set with two cups. This collection was made in collaboration between Thai ceramicist Jirawong Wongtrangan of InClay Studio and The Kindcraft's designer Lauren K. Lancy in Chiang Mai, Thailand. ...

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....
Garment Workers in Bangladesh

Three Years After
Rana Plaza
An Interview with Nawshin Khair

It has been three years since Bangladesh's Rana Plaza garment factory collapse on April 24th, 2013. The Kindcraft interviewed Fashion Revolution's Bangladesh country coordinator Nawshin Khair to ask her for a status update on the lives of Dhaka's garment workers....

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....

Sawadee Craft
Festival

The first Sawadee Craft festival at Chiang Mai's Baan Kang Wat artist village was held between December 5th and 10th, 2015 featuring gallery exhibitions, live music, and an artist showcase....

Chiang Mai’s
NAP Fair 2015

The Nimmanhaemin Art and Design Promenade, known locally as the NAP Fair, was held December 5 - 10th, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Read The Kindcraft's report to learn about our selection of independent makers of traditional arts and contemporary craft. ...

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....