Have to credit my niece, Drea, for this find. Block Shop is a Los Angeles base textile company founded by sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman. Their scarves are hand printed by master printers in Bagru, India. Here’s what the sisters say about their process and mission statement:
“We carve our wooden blocks by hand, we print by hand, we dye by hand. The same way it’s been done in Bagru for 350 years. Subtle imperfections mean that no two scarves are alike. By purchasing Block Shop scarves not only are you supporting our community of block carvers, dye mixers, master printers, and seamstresses, but you are ensuring the environmentally-sustainable future of an ancient textile tradition.”
“Our mission is to make the most luxurious handcrafted textiles while upholding the highest ethical standards in every step of our process.”
Images: Courtesy of Block Shop.
Bart De Keyzer is the graphic designer/illustrator who created the animal poster series shown above. He works out of his design studio, 3rd Floor, located in Breva, Netherlands. He describes these self-promotional pieces this way:
“The design for these educational poster series was inspired on the old ones we used to have in schools. They should help children to learn the different letters in the alphabet by linking them to a recognisable animal. A book based on the same concept is on it’s way.”
View his portfolio here on Behance and purchase his prints here on Society 6.
Images: Courtesy of Bart De Keyzer.
Animal lovers will appreciate these miniature ceramic pieces from Spanish company, Barruntando. The company was formed with a group of girls from different areas of Spain all with a common hobby, ceramics. Eyeing the whimsical yarn bowl for myself. Following is their mission statement:
“Our main goal is to provide a small breath of fresh air to the ceramic, resulting in bright and casual designs, handcrafted with raw materials and traditional techniques, one by one; why all our jobs are unique, no two are alike.”
You can follow them here on Facebook and purchase their items here on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Barruntando.