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This Piece: Duralee’s “Kashan,” #8248 is an elegant and sophisticated Middle Eastern influenced floral that is a 100% vat print cotton in an extremely vivid blue background bursting with burnt orange flowers punctuated with mauve and lavender highlights. The foliage is in pale shades of burnt orange, chartreuse, olive, and almond.
MAKER: Duralee is a mid century company, launching in the early 1950s. They did so to much aplomb, with many considering their entry into the field to be an exciting addition to the fabrics and home decorator. Given so many fabric houses which have merged over the years, Duralee has acquired many distinctive brands and their sizable archive collections.
SAMPLE SIZE: 26.5″ wide x 36″ L
What Can You Make? A pillow, Roman shade for a small/med window, piecing for quilts, piecing for fashion accessories, more. Large enough to cover a small-med dining room chair seat and/or back. Maybe a message board, handbag, or 18th century sweet bag or pouf cut in the shape of the motifs. Or use like this designer is doing, by piecing it to one part of a piece of furniture while using other fabrics to finish it out: https://w9yards.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Birds-of-a-Feather-pg-1.png
Why High-End Vintage Fabric Samples?: Because the size and quality make it possible to access a very high-end fabric for a smaller scale project without the high cost of these fabrics which often begin at over $150 a yard. Or to access a small amount of discontinued fabric to match an existing piece of furniture, pillow, or lamp.
SHOP MISSION: For art and textiles I use eco-friendly resources including non-toxic materials, and upcycled textiles for sale or turned into new products. My philosophy is #buyantiquesfirst #buyvintagefirst #buyusedfirst #buyupcycledfirst and sell them as they are, or turn them into something new.
I believe it’s our duty as contemporary earth dwellers to not make new demands on the industrial economy and instead to utilize already embedded energy is the quadrillions of products already made and still usable in life today either as they are, or transformed into something fresh.
With my products, together you and I help reduce earth impacts since I source vintage items and resources either as they are, or to upcycle into new products, giving them a new life. This reduces demand on current resources, preserves history, and keeps valuable items out of the landfill, all of which asks just a little bit less out of our ever-giving Mother Earth. And since Etsy buys carbon offsets for all shipping, this approach is a win-win for the sustainability-minded shopper.