Each Chandan-Whittle piece is an ode to India and its heritage, a celebration of the colour and chaos intrinsic to life there. For founder and designer Kam Chandan-Whittle, this is a chance to honour her family’s Indian roots whilst celebrating local artisans and their handicraft skills. This striking cushion cover made from the softest organic cotton is reminiscent of the joyfulness of Indian summer days. The fabric is handwoven by a womens’ co-operative in Karur, South India, that ensures fair wages and economic independence for its workers.
This piece has two vibrant sides: pink with a subtle geometric pattern in yellow and vivid mustard yellow, and is finished with beautiful handmade ties.
50 x 50 cm
100% organic cotton
Handwoven bobby weave
Machine wash cold, with a gentle detergent
Insert not included
Kites Fluoro Cushion
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The masses of paper kites that fill the skies during the Uttarayan festival, marking the end of winter, inspired the exuberance this print radiates. Rooted in tradition yet completely graphic in form and colour, it is a dramatic eye-catcher. The pattern of grey dots on the reverse offers a interesting counterpoint and a quick visual switch.
65 x 45 cm
Screenprinted onto 100% cotton
Flouro red and turquoise on the front, grey dots on white on the reverse
Zip on the bottom of the cushion
Machine washable at 30 degrees
Textiles really run in my family; my great grandfather started a fashion textile business in Punjab over a 100 years ago, so from age five that’s all I wanted to be involved in. Along the line the fashion influence translated into interior textiles and homewares.READ THE STORY
For the next year she developed a small range of screen printed and embroidered cushions that she showed at design markets every other weekend in different parts of London. It was only in the winter of 2012 that she rented a permanent studio space in West Norwood where she still works.
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