“There is an intimacy inherent in the architectural form of woven fabric,” says Eve Blossom, founder of Lulan Artisans, a sustainable and responsible for-profit organization unlike any other you’ve heard of. It’s through Eve that we’ve learned not only the architectural appeal in the rich cultural art of weaving, but the ability to create structural standards to improving the quality of life through the industry. Such structure can be found in Lulan’s efforts to exercise sustainability in every aspect of its business—economic (abundant wages for artisans), cultural (sensitivity to nuanced style and texture), environmental (natural/organic materials and low-impact dyes), and social (reliable income benefits children, a community’s future).
Successfully merging traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, Lulan endeavors to intimate today’s modern women with appreciation of an ancient art form. Take for example the “mandarin [with] a mod touch” Silk Tailored Jacket ($395), for high fashion with an eastern appeal, or the rich and luscious Chocolate Gloss Ruffle Me Skirt, an ultra-feminine interpretation ($349).
Your body needn’t be the only place woven whimsy appears—Lulan also offers a environmentally-holistic home line, comprised of beautifully patterned pieces like the Interwoven pillows ($123.75), throws (from $268.20 and up), window panels, and, in the March spirit, St. Patrick’s Day green napkins ($15.30) all of which are made with the same authentic, attentive artistic detail that only Lulan artisans are capable of.
*Photo credit: Lulan.com