About the pattern design process
The designer uses three different techniques to create the original patterns: Intricate illustrations drawn directly from nature observation with micron pens; Linoleum block carving for the block printing and stencil cutting.
The designs are then scanned and finalized in photoshop to create the repeating patterns. The screenprinting is outsourced with a company based in Milwaukee,WI and the sewing is done locally in Washington DC.
About the products
The products are handcrafted in Washington DC and the materials sourced are Eco-friendly. The canvas fabric is certified 100% GOTS and straight off the loom. The ink is environmentally friendly, water-based and PVC free. The leather sides are from cowhides tanned in a chrome free process to help lessen any negative impact on the environment.
About the designer
French American designer Eva Calonder was always attracted by motifs.
Eva grew up in France, in the region of Provence. After graduating from university, she worked as an illustrator and graphic designer for several years. She has lived in inspiring cities such as Phnom Penh, Paris, Rome and Washington DC since 2011.