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The Making of our Summer Capsule Collection

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The Making of our Summer Capsule Collection
Designed in 2020 with support from projects and the luxury of time during the pandemic,our summer capsule is a collaboration over two villages. Working from their traditions, and with our support in training, it is a true village production, for any nationality of customer.

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Designing by Warp

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Designing by Warp
The Taileu ethnic groups are known for their exceptional weaving skills and passion for colour. We work with one group based in a rural town six hours north of Luang Prabang We have always loved their soft cotton, array of natural colours, so much so we had to work with them for our modern ombrė designs. 

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Tai Leu Textures : White Flower

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Tai Leu Textures : White Flower

This texture is one of our all time favorites from the original Sabai Collection. Using a traditional pattern woven with the same color in the warp and the weft, we have designed a luxurious, well-balanced texture. Long wefts float across the face of the fabric to create a soft, rippling appearance while preserving the traditional pattern, the Tai Leu "Small Flower".      The Small Flower pattern is another common Tai Leu Design that we have altered to fit into the modern home. From a distance or at glance it may read as a texture, but when wrapped up in one of...

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The Tai Leu Chevron

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The Tai Leu Chevron
Last fall a customer came to us requesting a basic chevron pattern. Initially, we were reluctant. How could we create something that would satisfy their request, but still stay true to the spirit of a Tai Leu Textile? 

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What makes TaiLeu cotton so good?

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What makes TaiLeu cotton so good?
A love affair with Taileu cotton and how the people, culture and traditions shape their weaving to make it so good. Published in Garland Magazine Issue 6.

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