The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing of the Textile Industry

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a long time, but a recent conversation with a rep for a big fabric company (which and whom shall remain nameless) convinced me that I should just go for it. I’m calling you out, textile industry, for seducing unsuspecting consumers with lusciously soft and lustrous fabrics and…

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Trending Plaid

If you’ve gone clothes shopping lately, no doubt you’ve noticed the plethora of plaids, the tons of tartans, the buffalo checks by the bucketful, hanging on the racks this fall season. This trend is rapidly propagating into the home decor realm, as well (you’ve seen the adorable new Target commercial with Emily Henderson, no?). Trendy…

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Ikat Inspiration

There is no doubt that ikat prints are very hot right now. It doesn’t feel right to call ikat (that’s eeee-cot) trendy, though – after all, these are patterns derived from ancient textile dyeing techniques. Somehow it looks just as fresh and bold today as it surely did then (we’re talking several hundred years ago).…

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