Weaver, designer, textile innovator Ploenchanh “Mook” Vinyaratn uses traditional handlooms and needlework to create modern, multi-dimensional textiles for handbags under her label MookV. She shares her process, the challenges in the marketplace and her relentless passion and optimism for artisan textiles.
Six months into the pandemic and closed borders, we’ve had some time to reflect. If you are interested in reading our thoughts on how we’ve tried to find blessings in this Covid time, read on. We’d love to hear what you’ve been up to too, so please reach out and share your experiences and thoughts.
At once visionary and down-to-earth, IBU Movement’s Susan Hull Walker shares insights on collaborating with artisans, merging heritage and contemporary textiles and keeping artisan livelihoods sustainable. IBU “Movement” Explores Heritage Skills, Textiles & “Language of Cloth.”