From farm to mattress

October 1st, 2023

Avocado’s Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certified organic latex farm in southern Guatemala. Photo: Avocado Green Mattress The mattress brand Avocado, based in Los Angeles, Calif., is on a mission to increase sustainability in the mattress industry. Each Avocado mattress is handcrafted in Los Angeles and features materials sourced directly from farms co-owned by the […]

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Global silk market outlook

July 10th, 2020

According to Technavio’s report “Global Silk Market 2020–2024,” the silk market is poised to grow by USD 6.87 billion, progressing at a CAGR of almost 9% during the forecast period. The new report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is concentrated, […]

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Soul-shifting fashion

June 1st, 2019

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen is known for pushing boundaries. The Amsterdam-based designer exploits symbiotic relationships, using highly technical methods, including 3D printing and laser cutting, to create expansive, even tumultuous designs that seem to flow from her imagination. For her latest collection, Shift Souls, van Herpen found inspiration in celestial cartography, Japanese mythology and […]

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Textile sculptures detail beauty and fragility

June 1st, 2018

Textile artist Jannick Deslauriers takes delicate fabrics and creates detailed sculptures of objects that seem to be lost in time, broken and decaying. Her work evokes a sense of the ephemeral nature of commonplace items that we assume are solid and unchanging—telephone poles, an apartment building or a piano, for example. The Montreal-based artist’s recent […]

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Natural wallpaper

October 1st, 2017

Take two unique natural materials and put them together, and the result is a stunning tapestry of color for a new wallpaper collection. Omexco, a Belgian designer of high-end wallcoverings, has introduced the one-of-a-kind Rainbows collection, made by weaving recycled sari silk with strips of bakbak (bark of the banana tree). The deep colors of […]

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