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Making It: Artisan Made Black Triangle Ikat Fabric

We are so happy to add our new ikat triangle pattern to Rustic Loom’s collection of artisan made textiles. Here’s how we produced this artisan made ikat woven fabric: Step 1:  Designed in Brooklyn I started with a rough sketch in Rustic Loom's Brooklyn studio. I then re-worked the sketch into a repeated pattern on my computer using Photoshop.  After a few WhatsApp conversations back and forth with our weaver in India, I modified the design into a weavable ikat cotton fabric for home decor and ethical fashion.  Step 2:  Artisan Ikat Weaving Process- Hyderabad, India The pattern in an ikat fabric...

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New Dresses and Tunics in the Shop

New Dresses and Tunics in the Shop I love wearing the summer swing dress and three quarter sleeve tunic so much that I am thrilled to share it with you in our shop!   Summer swing dress The summer swing dress fits all body shapes, is available in a loose fit S, L and XL, and feels like you are wearing nothing at all!   Our summer swing dress is available in our ikat cotton and batik linen fabrics- breathable, easy fitting, boho chic ethical fashion that can be dressed up or down.  The neck straps can be tied to size, and are...

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Holiday Table Settings

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Holiday Table Settings Holiday Table Settings are just as important as the delicious food you present on your Christmas table. I've rounded up some holiday table setting ideas using our table runners, placemats, tablecloths and cloth napkins.  Assort your Christmas table with beautiful mix and match patterns with festive winter white and green that are perfect for the Christmas holiday season. These holiday table decor ideas will impress all your guests - minimalist modern enthusiasts, those who love rustic modern and ethical fashion.   I love minimalist modern color.  I spent some time in Finland, and hold winters and Scandinavian design close to my heart.  Here is a winter white...

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Hanukkah Table Setting Ideas

 Decor for Chanukah   Are you ready for the holiday season? We've rounded up some Hanukkah table setting ideas using our table runners, placemats, and more. Deck your Hanukkah table in beautiful patterns with festive blue hues that are perfect for the Hanukkah season. These Hanukkah table decor ideas will impress even the fussiest of guests.        Our friends over at Beyond the Balagan, created a beautiful Hanukkah table setting with indigo blue napkins, placemats, and table runners with silver accents.     Chevron batik block printed napkins balance out the white place settings giving it a touch of class. To order see, the links...

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Ethically Sourced Clothing and Tableware: Behind the Scenes

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Artisans are Ethically Sourced: We help Empower Women Are you looking for ethically sourced products? If the way people are treated when making the products you use is important to you, you'll appreciate the stories behind our products. Our partner organization employs disadvantaged women who sew our tablewares and housewares. When you purchase from Rustic Loom you are empowering women and making a difference in people's lives by buying ethically sourced products. We'd like to introduce you to some of the faces behind Rustic Loom. See how our beautiful, ethically sourced products end up in your modern rustic home.  ...

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