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    Step by Step: A Naturally Dyed Hand-Woven Pillow Cover

    Step by Step: A Naturally Dyed Hand-Woven Pillow Cover By Saasaan Nabavi - Founder of Zoku Handicrafts Date April 4th 2014 This past March I once again left my home in San Diego, California and headed for Oaxaca, Mexico. I would spend the majority of my time in the quiet town of Teotitlan del Valle, just [...]

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    Natural Purple Dye from Sea Snails

    Natural Purple Dye from Sea Snails  By Saasaan Nabavi We first heard of the possibility of sea snails possessing the capability to produce purple dye for textiles while in Teotitlan del Valle. It was when we were there learning the methods used in retrieving natural dyes for red, yellow, blue and brown; we asked about [...]

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    Presenting Hollands Nienke Lit by Lotte van Raalte

    Presenting Hollands Nienke Lit by Lotte van Raalte By Saasaan Nabavi Last month we asked artist Nienke Lit and photographer Lotte van Raalte to use our headbands from Oaxaca, Mexico in a photo shoot! Below is the collaboration of these two talented artist on loaction in Nienkes beach town of Scheveningen, Holland.     It’s all about [...]

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    Behind the Lens with Lotte van Raalte

    Behind the Lens with Lotte van Raalte By Saasaan Nabavi Lotte van Raalte is currently based out of Amsterdam where she works alongside up and coming fashion designers, models and stylist. Born and raised in The Hague, Netherlands; she studied photography at the decorated Royal Academy of Art, Den Haag, a university founded in 1682. [...]

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