Global influences in fabric can be found in abundance in apparel and home design. Everything from pillows to upholstery and totes to one-of-a-kind tops have become all the rage as the web has made the fashion and design world a much smaller place. Trend inspiration photo @Dysfunkshionmag.
Fabrics from warm-climate locales lend a casual and easy appeal to apparel and accessory lines. As our temperatures hit record-highs, fabrics that breath and make us feel good are essential. Textiles made of cotton and linen, i.e. natural fibers, are a must. Hand-loomed and loaded with hand-made details give fabrics from around the globe a place in all types of design,
Vintage fabrics with embroidery give a colorful and custom-made feel to a simple clutch. Mixed with other textiles like silk, block-print cotton, and loads of casual jewels creative style can be yours no matter what your age. Photo credit @bead.stone.skin
Vintage African indigo mud cloth, from my shop, was the textile inspiration @CUTotes.
What can you create using a vintage global textile? Embroidered vintage fabric, simple African indigo, or colorful Asian and Mexican cloth will help inspire your next design project. Find a large selection @morrisseyfabric.com or in my Etsy.com/shop/morrisseyfabric webpage.