petel africa: a love story.


Julie and Ibrahima’s story began in 2000 when they met working with the Peace Corps in Mauritania, and fell in love communicating in French and Pulaar (the Fulani language). Inspired by other cultures and places they’ve been, from Paris to Algeria and beyond, they’ve created a new business together — Petel, in San Francisco. importing handwoven textiles from... 
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upcycled style.


just in time for earth day, poketo is introducing their new line of ‘old stuff’ – actually some very cool upcycled leather bags, totes, passport cases, clutches, bags, and more. all made from leather that was formally a sofa, a jacket – you name it, it had another life and it’s coming back more stylish than ever. rescued from the waste stream,... 
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stitch & connect.


i just had to give a shout out to designer satsuki shibuya of ZAKKA NOUVEAU this morning! i am so in love with these sweet fabrics and the adorable accessories made from them. zakka nouveau will be releasing a limited edition project called ‘stitch+connect’ where each day, for the next month, a special product will be made. 100% of the sales from stitch+connect (minus... 
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Pretty Pouches.

For some reason I’m feeling all girlie girl today (though, I haven’t a clue where my manly man might be), so when I spied this image on flickr of some vintage looking Spring fabrics, I clicked around to see where it might lead me. Ah, treasure! My hunt lead me to Tamar of Nest Pretty Things, an etsy artist who creates the prettiest, retro-inspired bags and pouches.... 
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