By Heart (and Hand)
Sustainable, in more ways than one.
Through years of travel and exploration, Lori has been fortunate enough to discover and collaborate with amazing artisans from over twenty different countries. It has been both an honor and a humbling experience to contribute to unlocking the potential of handmade goods. We believe that these creative engagements not only bring beauty to our interiors but help support the artisan and maker economy, which will inevitably improve our world.
Two of our favorite handmade wallcoverings are Kodiak and Headlines. These innovative and modern designs are made using recycled newspapers and magazines. Kodiak uses a technique called plaiting—an age-old braiding practice that dates back 5,000 years and originated in Africa. Layers of 100% recycled magazine paper are woven together to create its unique fabrication. Headlines, on the other hand, is comprised of twisted magazine strips that are then woven together on a hand loom. It creates depth and texture and offers a modern and fresh take on a grasscloth. These weavers and artisans pour their souls into their work. When we asked them why they enjoy weaving, many said they love knowing that their work is being appreciated by so many around the world. It is our mission to keep this tradition alive and educate those around us about the importance of cultural sustainability.