Natural Dye Color Reference


Ikat Giveaway!!

Do you love Ikat and handwoven, natural textiles?? Well, here’s a chance to get to your hands on some. We’re giving away a half meter of this lovely handwoven ikat textile to a lucky creative at the end of May.

Here’s how to join:

If you haven’t yet, go visit our Facebook page, and click on the Like button, then share this photo on your Facebook wall and tell us what you would do with the half meter of textile (don’t forget to tag Textiles Co. so we’ll be able to add your name in the raffle draw). Good luck!!!

The Abaca

The Abaca or Manila Hemp is known to be one of the strongest natural fiber in the world. They are made from a plant that resembles the Banana plant a lot. The T’boli and Higaonon women use this fiber for their handwoven textiles,T’nalak and Hinabol, respectively.

You will find these textiles in our Gallery.

Wood, the new bling

Source: via Nola on Pinterest

I love dark wood. And I know how scarce these types of wood are nowadays. It takes years and years to grow them. And the fact that they are so valuable to to human life makes them even more precious. I wonder how they can be more precious than anything else? Gems take hundred of years to produce but human kind — and the whole world can definitely survive without them. (Though, no doubt, I do love them too!! My favorites are diamonds, sea pearls, and sapphires!) But with all the issues in the world, I’m starting to have a change of mind on what is precious or not. And like the picture shows, wood /trees, when it comes down to it, are now the real “bling-bling”!

These days, I’m thinking about a collection of accents and materials that re-value natural materials — like natural fibers — and yes, dark wood — To be called the Luxury of Nature. More on this collection soon!!