Wednesday, June 24, 2009

OT in 'Apartment Therapy'

Some Nice press for Oliveira Textiles thanks to our wonderful Newport, R.I. PR company, . Thank you Kara DiCamillo.
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Apartment Therapy Boston Sustainable Fabrics Inspired by the Sea
We love it when locally-made, environmentally-conscious products find their way into our mailbox. Add a dose of New England inspiration into the aesthetic and it really makes us smile. Introducing the debut line of eco-friendly fabrics inspired by the ocean from the Rhode Island-based company Oliveira...

Also, I'm heading down to NYC on Friday, June 26, to visit the showroom of our newest representative: AM Collections in SOHO - 584 Broadway to be exact. Oliveira Textiles is thrilled to finally have a presence in our favorite city!

And because it's so important to mix pleasure with business, I look forward to seeing 5 of my dearest friends from Polo and Liz for a wonderful Indian dinner. A few hours of R&R will truly be welcome.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Oliveira Textiles in great company on Treehugger today.


4. Ocean Collection from Oliveira Textiles
Photo left: Anemone made of hemp & organic cotton, twill. Photo right: Shellgame in 100 percent hemp, or 55/45 hemp/organic cotton, twill. Photos via Oliveira Textiles
For whimsical eco textiles, look no further than Oliveira Textiles. The firm's debut Ocean Collection is made of sustainably harvested and rapidly renewable hemp, (like Ecotextiles, it is sourced from Romania), and organic cotton grown, harvested, and woven in Turkey. Check out our interview with founder Dawn Oliveira.


Saturday, June 6, 2009

RISD reminder...

Thought I would share this information with all those who visit our blog and ask that you pass it on....thanks .
New this Summer! RISD Continuing Ed has several new courses that focus on sustainable materials for a variety of design applications, plus many unique new fine art and design offerings, and several new courses in The Business of Art + Design that should be of interest to all. Here are links to a few of the new courses, or check out our full course list for all summer offerings:Sustainable Textiles: Farm to Shelf (TEXT-1961)Green Materials and Design: Exploring Process + Product (INDES-0280) Vibrant Vector Design (COMC-0899) Landscape Design History: Focus on Newport (PRES-3917) Painterly Prints: Gelatin Monotypes Workshop (PRINT-4399) Experimental Relief Printmaking (PRINT-4398) Intellectual Property for Art + Design: Be in the Know (PRAC-0173) Contracts: What Artists + Designers Need to Know (PRAC-0174)