Our drive to spread the word of sustainability and artisanal know how, to make environmentally conscious product has seen us collaborating with other businesses who share our values or those who want to explore and broaden their businesses to a more environmentally friendly model. Working in partnership, we bring to life our clients’ design briefs by using our in-house expertise and ethical manufacturing.
We worked closely with the archivist at the Horta Museum in Brussels to design a superfine Himalayan woollen shawl, which was hand embroidered by master embroiderers in Kolkata, India. The embroidery is inspired by an original “ arabesque” drawing by Victor Horta around 1895-96 for the painter and patron of the arts, Anna Boch (1848-36).
In keeping with the sensibility for honest craftsmanship and the feel of the maker’s hand, hallmarks of the Art Nouveau movement pioneered in Belgium by Horta, the embroidery is intentionally naive and evocative of folk traditions. Each piece comes in a specially made organic cotton voile pouch which has been hand stamped with the logo of the Horta Museum.
Currently, we are really pleased to be working with Great Dixter House and Gardens on a very special project using plant dyes from their iconic garden.