Scarves by Esse Quam Videri

What do Asian textile tradition and Southern culture have in common? Textile designer and artist Anna Nickles brings the two together beautifully in her line of scarves for men and women. She uses a modern approach to traditional Japanese textiles, color palettes and Shibori resist techniques in order to continue the shared custom of creating decorative pieces by hand. Each piece uses low-impact Fiber Reactive dye, one of the most environmentally sound textile dyes currently available. The fabric itself is imported from a factory that uses fair labor practices and everything is cut, dyed, and finished in Durham.

Available from Esse Quam Videri.

Heirloom Blankets by Falcon & Wagen

North Carolinians and designers Falza Khanani and Malik Wagenseil got love for the rich history of textiles in their state. It made perfect sense to use local mills and factories to bring to life their modern take on a southern cultural staple. The Heirloom Blanket is built to last for generations and has a colorful new look at the herringbone weave. They are a 70% wool and 30% cotton blend that is sure to keep you warm and warm your home with a pop of color and history.

Available from Falcon & Wagen.

100%Materials and labor all American.

Mariah Chair by Elijiah Leed Studio

The Bull city, aka Durham, is a mix of old southern charm and a very modern idealistic roll-up-your-sleeves creative spirit. Gritty tobacco warehouses and buildings that are starting to come to life again with restaurants, shops, and studios. One such studio run by Elijah Leed is embracing the Durham feel by combining age-old craftsman processes and forms with modern touches and techniques. The Mariah chair is the perfect example of a new spin on the classic chair. Made from either oak or walnut harvested in North Carolina the Mariah chair is fitted with a powder coated steel seat to give that modern colorful pop. Rest your behind on glory.

Available from Elijah Leed Studio.

100%Materials and labor all American.