We are often asked in our line of business why designer fabric costs so much ("It's just fabric!"). Well, my friends, fabric is NOT all created equally.
It is no secret that we are big fans of Schumacher. We have used it countless times in client projects (and our own homes!) and with no incentive by Schumacher I might add!
Schumacher recently launched a new line by Martyn Bullard, and the results are beautiful. His Ikat pattern has already won "Best of the Best"New Geometric Fabric from by UK based lifestyle magazine by Livingetc.
Yes friends, this work is all done by hand. Workers take a piece of fabric and hand apply the color using traditional silk screen techniques. They then put this fabric on a loom, hand remove the threads, and re-weave it. I am NOT kidding you!!!
Here is a little step by step video of the making of the fabric.
I can't even imagine the number of hours it takes to create one bolt of fabric!