Going into any design collaboration, it's imperative that both parties share similar values and philosophies. In the case of our Utopia textiles collab with Commune, everyone involved was and is obsessed with process and craft, which is why it was a match made in design heaven. Here's a few behind the scene pics of the design + development in our Dallas studio and the final production in artisan villages in India. Enjoy :)
Cut and paste... how we came up with the beautiful Shaker Plaid pattern!
Lesli, our resident weaver, weaving the very first prototypes of the collection in our studio in Dallas.
Like little woven sketches, lots and lots of woven prototypes pinned on our studio board.
Some of the fabrics called for hand-spun yarn, spun especially for this collection, making it ever more special!
Nothing's more beautiful that seeing the fabric come to life on the loom...
Shiga Brick in Coral seen here.