designer's notebook - from founder Anki Spets

OCTOBER 1990 our debut collection was first seen at the Home Textile show at the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC. The black/white pattern is called NATURE.We got 3 customers! ABC carpet, ADHOC (best store ever, it unfortunately closed) and Stroud's, a chain from California. Not a bad start. The fabrics were screen printed in South Carolina and the cotton fabric was...

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Anki Spets, owner and designer of Area, shares some tips on Remodelista today - Linen Logic: 20 Tips for Taking Care of Your Bedding, written by Margot Guralnick. We are excited to have this great post on such a nice website. Check out the article to learn helpful techniques for caring for natural fabrics.

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We have long been fans of linen. It wears beautifully, has a natural luster, regulates temperate well and is highly durable. But did you know linen is also an eco-friendly fabric? Flax plants do not require irrigation like cotton. They are sustained from rainfall in the regions in which they grow (our linen is from Lithuania). Flax is also grown...

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The way cotton yarns are woven determines the look and feel achieved in the final fabric. There are two basic types of cotton fabric - percale and sateen.A percale is evenly woven, with one yarn over and one yarn under. This makes for a sturdy fabric with a matte finish and a crisp feel. Our Heather collection (shown below) are...

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