HANDSPUN COTTON CUSHION COVERS IN NATURAL STRIPES
Beautifully textured handmade cotton cushion covers in natural stripes made from handspun cotton. Available in two sizes and finished with a hidden zip closure, the cushion covers come in a natural striped pattern that comes from the variation in colour that can occur in raw unbleached and undyed cotton. The stripes range in colour from off-white to cream and form a uniform pattern that can be presented horizontally or vertically depending on what direction that the cushion covers are turned.
Each cushion cover is made from naturally grown cotton by small-scale farmers in a little village in Northern Thailand. These small scale, family-run farms employ minimal water usage and no pesticides in their production methods focusing instead on more traditional and natural farming techniques.
Our handspun cotton cushion covers and Eri silk and cotton throws are created by a textiles studio that is the result of a collaboration between Japanese designers and traditional artisanal craftspeople from villages spread across Thailand’s countryside. While the terms ‘silk’ and ‘cotton’ are unifying terms that refer to all fabrics made using these natural materials, handspun yarns come with a great deal of variation as different spinners produce yarns with very different characteristics. Each of the spinners that has collaborated on this project has been selected because of their specific technique that results in high-quality yarns full of natural organic texture.
Using organic materials local to Thailand, undyed or naturally dyed yarns, and indigenous hand-manufacturing, the textiles studio aims to support and preserve traditional low impact cultivation methods and artisanal handcrafting skills while creating sophisticated textiles that are distinguished by simplicity in form and colour combined with the beauty of handspun natural fabrics.
The cushion covers come without inserts as covers only.
45cm x 45cm
60cm x 60cm
Materials: Handspun cotton and cotton weft.
Handwoven in Thailand.
Our handspun pieces come with all the small unevenness and variations in colour, texture, size and finish that are the embodiment of handmade fabrics. These items will not display the perfect uniformity of factory mass-production and variations from one piece to the next as well as small imperfections are not faults.
Care: Handwashing with mild liquid soap is recommended though you can also wash the cushion covers in the washing machine on a gentle, cold hand-wash cycle.