During the winter doldrums, sometimes all that’s needed is a pop of charm to get through the darker days—and if that charm helps keep you toasty, then all the better. Brooklyn-based textile designer Jane Buck of Foxy & Winston has it all covered with her collection of cotton voile scarves, which have whimsy and warmth to boot. Reminiscent of illustrations by the likes of Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert, Buck’s modest-yet-charismatic designs will draw out a smile no matter how cold it is. To top it off, everything is manufactured fair trade in India, using non-toxic inks on 100% organic cotton.
Buck’s personality shines through everything that is Foxy & Winston, from her love of family (the studio is named after her parents), to her support of sustainable craftsmanship. Since opening in Red Hook in 2009, Foxy & Winston has established itself as part of the “local Brooklyn” shopping scene, and has become a faithful point on the map of independent businesses. In addition to textiles and letterpress stationary, Foxy & Winston supplies a number of goods that Buck says are “made by friends and makers from all around the globe,” and range from hand-blended fragrances by Portland’s OLO to soaps and salves from the historic Los Poblanos Farm in New Mexico.
Images courtesy of Foxy & Winston