NY Market Review - November 2005
Above: Nature's shadows are the inspiration for L.A.-based Amenity's (213-624-7309, amenityhome.com) 400-thread-count printed cotton duvet covers. The organic print designs are carried through in a new line of 100% Belgian linen pillows, launched at the show. Co-founders Kristina de Corpo (left) and Nicole Chiala stand next to the Leaf bed in cream and amber.
Above: With its roots in women's wear, Joolay Home's (212-594-8492) new line of decorative pillows exhibit fashion flourishes and detailing from embroidery and beadwork, to pintucking and overprinting on a variety of fabrics.
Left: The Saõ Paulo-based Passamanaria Chacur Ltd. (011-55-11-3392-7500, chacur.com.br) was started in 1918 by Silvia Chacur Erat's grandfather and continues to produce exquisite trimmings. All of Chacur's products are still woven on manual looms, and the company can work with clients for custom designs and palettes.
Custom pillows and decorative fabrics by Don't Eat the Eagle (703-533-2033, donteattheeagle.com) debuted at the Home Textiles Show. Founder and owner Kimberly Badenhop is a former White House staffer, and the name derives from an incident where she witnessed someone repeatedly plucking the feathers of a handcarved decorative chocolate eagle at a White House holiday reception. Badenhop recalls wanting to say "Don't eat the eagle," and it's turned into a metaphor for not getting so caught up with where you are that you lose sight of what's important.
Above: Wayra (212-222-4100, wayraperu.com), which means ‘wind of the Andes,' came to New York for the first time because "we wanted the world to know what we do," explained Amelia Ganoza (right), marketing and sales representative, shown with Patricia Zevallos, office manager. Wayra provides ‘sustainable development' by employing women who work in their own homes to hand knit its natural fiber throws and apparel.
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