CH Omakase 2017: Slow Factory Moon Selfie Bandana

Italian silk printed with a NASA image, in an edition of 48

Best known for printing high-resolution NASA images on the highest quality natural Italian silks, Slow Factory blends old-world luxury with new technology. Further, each collection they release explores stories about human rights and environmental awareness—and everything the brand makes is fair trade. We’ve been fans of the label for some time, and were naturally excited to work with them for CH Omakase. We selected their …

CH Omakase 2017: From the Road + Curious Corners Ombre Scarf

An accessory hand-woven in Nepal and hand-dyed in New York City

One of the best parts of working at CH is meeting people and having the opportunity to connect them for future projects. Susan Easton, founder and creative director of From the Road, travels the world working with craftspeople to develop stunning items. Curious Corners‘ founder Sayaka Toyama is a Japanese expat living in NYC whose store/gallery/workshop shares the best of Japan. For Omakase, they came …

We Are Knitters’ All-in-One Kits

Make DIY sweaters and beanies easily, even if you're a beginner

Whether you find knitting meditative or enjoy the rebellious act of slow handmade fashion, the season is here for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Design-forward kit-making companies like Kitterly and Wool and the Gang (plus print magazines like Knit Wit) already make it easier than ever to get excited to purl, but another name in the knitting kit world, We Are Knitters has …

Olivia Wendel’s Handpainted Scarves

Why the Brooklyn-based artist finds wool and silk to be the fitting canvas for her work

The last time we wrote about Olivia Wendel, it was back in 2014—her stained silk tapestries were a notable highlight in that year’s annual RISD graduate thesis exhibit. Armed with an MFA in textile design, the now-Brooklyn-based painter has since developed a synergetic relationship with the rippling canvases of wool and silk, resulting in her debut collection of six scarves this year. A brief look …

Hermès’ Limited Edition “The Battery New York” Scarf

An vivid aerial scene of lower Manhattan and its 25-acre public park, with proceeds benefitting The Battery Conservancy

A decade ago Hermès opened the doors to a retail location on Broad Street in lower Manhattan initiating a commercial return to a neighborhood in recovery. Only steps away, the Battery—a 25-acre park that now sees seven million visitors a year—was also under development, spearheaded by the Battery Conservancy. Both of these organizations emphasized—and continue to emphasize—the importance of building and supporting community, especially through …