Maker Profile

Thompson Street Studio

Maker Profile:
Thompson Street Studio

A craftsperson with the spirit of an artist — Kiva Motnyk's textile practice blends technical prowess with an openness and curiosity borne from years of collabo...
Image: Narrative Made for Confluence 20+ exhibition

Photofile: Indonesian Batik

Contributor Sharon de Lyster visits Javanese batik practitioners at Batik Tobal workshop in Pekalongan and a family workshop in Jlamprang....

SHOP: THE INDIGO
COLLECTION

Our collection of handmade indigo products is dyed using natural, plant-based indigo dye. Shop Thai textiles, slow fashion, and indigo-dyed washi paper journals from Japan in The Kindcraft Shop. Each of these products are one-of-a-kind. ...

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...

SHOP: LIVING BLUE SCARVES

Read our Maker Profile on Living Blue and shop these beautifully hand-crafted scarves. Choose the white-on-white cotton scarf with black tassels, or the quilted shibori raw silk scarf in Indigo Blue or Red Madder. Made by artisans at Living Blue in Bangladesh....

Maker Profile:
Bunko-ya OOZEKI
Japanese leather goods

Join contributor Laura Wheatley in a tour of Bunko-ya OOZEKI in Tokyo to learn about this company's process of embossing and hand-painting white leather that is later crafted into small leather accessories. ...

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....

Shop: Japanese Journals

Read our article about Japanese indigo-dyed washi paper and buy these notebooks by Awagami papermakers of Tokushima, Japan. Choose from the 'shibori' or 'bokashi' soft journals, or the 'orihon' hardcover accordion books. ...

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. ...

Maker Profile:
Imby Langenbach, KARMME

Meet Imby Langenbach, founder of a Sydney-based brand KARMME. Imby makes leather clutches from patterned leather that is hand-dyed by the women at Shibori textile agency. Read the interview and shop Imby's capsule collection of clutches and tote bags....

SHOP: KARMME
Clutches + Totes

Shop this capsule collection of KARMME leather clutches and totes made by Imby Langenbach. Choose the indigo shibori leather clutches and caramel tote, or the monochrome crackled wax resist dyed pieces!...