KUFRI was conceived because the woven story needed to be preserved and presented in a way like never before. There was a need for beautiful, rustic, sustainable woven textiles that were as raw as the environment they were made in, but still conveyed a refined modernity. KUFRI textiles are not meant to be perfect, but rather unique. They are raw, genuine and inspiring, like the people that make them and the people that use them.
The KUFRI mission is to help preserve handloom weaving, to provide employment to women and aging weavers, and to promote a conscious life at home through our products.
The essence of my work is to create beautiful woven textiles that have an understated and quieter quality to them, but still have plenty of textural interest. My work is guided by the principles of shibui, meaning, creating a unique quality by the simplest of means. The result of this approach is textiles where slubs, bars and slight irregularities give it a quality that no mass-producing machine can replicate. To me, a home ought to bring deep comforts, and that begins with natural textures that feel beautiful. Using my textiles for upholstery, pillows, bedding and kitchen linens will allow you to enjoy the simpler pleasures of living a wabi-sabi life.
About Mili Suleman:
Founder and designer, Mili Suleman, was born in Mumbai, India and raised in Oman. A graduate of Texas Christian University, she sees KUFRI as an amalgamation of her multi-cultural background, her explorations in design, writing and art, and her passion for natural spaces. Mili lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and their utterly spoiled min-pin Pennie.