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7 Favorites: Fair-Trade Bedcovers

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 25, 2014 01:17 AM
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by Meredith Swinehart last modified Apr 24, 2014

We stand by the concept of fair-trade goods, but the products often leave something to be desired design-wise. Here's a trove of fair-trade bed covers that retain the spirit of the place in which they were made, but also look at home just about anywhere.  Above: New York designers Roman & Williams use a Temoayan bedcover in their own Montauk house; Laura Aviva sources her handknotted Temoayan Blankets from Temoaya, a town in the state of Mexico. The blankets are "woven on wooden looms using virgin undyed cotton and represent a fusion of ancient Persian carpet making techniques and modern Mexican design." A twin/full size is $285 and a queen/king size is $345. Above: L'Aviva Home's Indigo Bedcovers are made in Burkina Faso, West Africa, and are hand stitched and dyed; $345 for a 75-by-90-inch bedcover. Above: The  Border Bedspread  from Alicia Adams Alpaca of Hudson, New York, is made from the wool of alpacas raised in Hudson, then fabricated by artisans in Peru; $895 for the queen size. Above: The  Kilim Noir Bedspread  is hand-printed and hand-sewn in India; $149.99 for king size at Saffron Marigold.  Above: The yarn of this cotton  Zapotec Bedspread  is dyed with natural pigments and woven by hand on a traditional whip loom in Mexico; it's on sale for $134.99 for the king size at Novica, a partner of National Geographic.    Above: The  Calm Waters Bedcover  is handmade by artisans in India; $370 for the queen size at Ten Thousand Villages.  Above: This striped  Alpaca Throw Blanket is made by the Shupaca cooperative in Ecuador. It's shown here in a stripe called Fireworks and is available in several other colors and patterns; $99.95 for the small size at Greenheart Shop.  Looking for earth-friendly goods? See Accessories: Beeswax Candle Roundup ; Banish the Plastic Wrap—Bees to the Rescue ; and on Gardenista, Palette & Paints: 5 Favorite Eco-Friendly Stains .  More Stories from Remodelista Hello, Llama: Eco Housewares from a Danish Design Team Steal This Look: A Scandi-Inspired Bedroom, Small Space Edition Fashion for the Bedroom: A NY Designer Wakes It Up






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