"During a peaceful and prosperous time in Japan, the miyabi concept of refinement, elegance, awareness and simplicity was born. This uniquely Japanese ideal inspired the elegant KottaWeave Collection.
Using hand weaving techniques established over 1,200 years ago, our artisans gracefully blend past and present with tactile elements in a backdrop of refinement. Jute, a naturally thick and strong fiber, makes up the foundation. It’s spun into yarn and handwoven into a light and airy textile-like weave. The interwoven natural filaments, such as river reeds and leather, give these select weaves depth and texture."
The hand weaving techniques used to make our shades and draperies have been handed down for generations. It’s a craft that may otherwise be lost without a commercial purpose. Taking three days or more to laboriously weave one roll of material may seem absurd to some, but to us, using the energy of the human hand captures the spirit of craftsmanship, rather than exhausting our planet’s limited resources.
After we receive the woven materials at our Pacific Northwest finishing facility, they are cut, sewn and assembled by hand into an assortment of natural window coverings. And creating something by hand intrinsically uses less energy and adds more value than making it by machine.