Samantha Verrone Textiles produces one of a kind and short run home furnishings and accessories that merge contemporary with traditional design. Inspired by Korean Pojagi patchwork, Japanese layered Boro cloth and the challenge to make something new from that which might otherwise be discarded, these pieces are amalgams of dyeing and repairing, deconstructing and reconstructing, restraint and embellishment, preservation and reinterpretation.
Manufacturing in this way requires a slow, mindful process. Our focus is on labor intensive rather than resource depleting production using eco-friendly and natural dyes. In employing the unique process of rust dyeing, we find that even decay can be a thing of beauty and value. Respect for cloth, the patience to repair, embracing imperfection and practicing thrift form the taproot of our creative process. In this way, the placemat, napkin, blanket or cape, for example, becomes a functional work of art.
Made by hand in the Bronx using antique, vintage, locally and ethically sourced materials. A portion of the profit is donated to local charities benefitting New Yorkers in need.