Faustine Steinmetz’s Copper Woven, Bendable Fashion

The self-taught weaver reveals her inspiration and process

Three seasons ago, French designer Faustine Steinmetz started her eponymous label after buying a loom on a whim. Through reading old books bought on Amazon and watching YouTube tutorials, London-based Steinmetz taught herself how to weave and began creating the pieces that have lately captured the attention of London’s fashion insiders. Steinmetz uses her (now multiple) looms to make luxurious, handmade versions of ubiquitous everyday …

Sabine de Gunzburg: Artist Rugs Collection

The Parisian designer transforms her ideas, artist drawings and even a Gehry watercolor into handwoven, 100% silk rugs

Four years ago, arts patron Sabine de Gunzburg was working as an interior designer for friends. “We couldn’t find a good rug at a good size, good colors, whatever—so I decided to go to India to see if it was possible to make it in silk,” de Gunzburg says. Finding craftsmen from India, Nepal, Kashmir and elsewhere who could make rugs from 100% silk on …

Mungo Retail

Blankets and towels made in South Africa and crafted on antique 19th century Hattersley looms

In what Mungo Retail refers to as their Working Weaving Museum—housed in the seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, the historical homestead of Old Nick Village—the brand has been designing, weaving and crafting a wide range of homewares goods since 1998. There, high-quality towels and table linens, bedding, face cloths and apparel are envisioned and ethically crafted from fabric they produce in-house. These products …